I'm attempting to build a custom package and theme using the Magento guide at: magento.com/sites/default/files/MagentoDesignGuide.pdf
One of the fundamental points it makes at the beginning is that if any of the files are missing, Magento will always fall back to the default files.
I made a new package folder named newpackage against
app/design/frontend and the same against
skin/frontend and added "default" as sub-directories (also added template, layout, css, js etc. to relevant folders as advised):
So this is all I have, a few empty folders ready to play with. When I changed the Current Package Name against my store view, it seems to have broken the theme:
Could anybody please let me know why my package isn't falling back to the default files when it realises that the templates/css etc. is missing? As this looks nothing like it did before I enabled this package. Thank you so much for your time.