Hi can any one explain
Differences and similarities between
System > Configuration > Design and
System > Design to configure the design fallback
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The system > configuration > design is used to set the default theme for the store whereas the system > design is used to set seasonal design themes with time interval. i.e. the design lasts from a specific start date to a specific end date.
System > Configuration > Design is generally use for setting permanent Design of your site.
System > Design is used for if you want to changed design for any festival then you can use this one and select the start date and end date. so on that time period this new design will be show.