I have just installed magento 1.9 for my store, and I am now trying to make a custom theme...

I would like to use the new RWD theme option for tablets/smartphones best compatibility.

I then read the knowledge base document called "Magento CE 1.9 and EE 1.14 Responsive Web Design Developer's Guide" and started the different steps : - Ruby, compass and cass installed on my computer - Magento cache disabled on my store on my web host - Copying files to create a custom theme (both on my local computer and on my web host) (all the steps were passed successfully)

But now, I am a bit lost on what to do…

First questions : If I understand correctly, I must modify the files locally, compiled them with compass and then reload them on my web host? I am right?

Second question : In the file copying process of the knowledge base document, not all the files of the default theme are copied. I then think some of the default theme files are still used if not redefined in the new theme? I am right?

I would like to first change the structural blocks of the store…

I would like the header, the left, the content and the footer block (no right block). Where / How can I Modify this?

Where / how can I modify the content block to structural block mapping?

Sorry for all these questions and thank you for your help,

closed as unclear what you're asking by Marius Dec 11 '14 at 11:17

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I can help with some of your questions:

  • #1, yes, copy the compiled CSS to your server after doing your development locally.
  • #2, I don't have the expertise to answer your question fully. However, Alan Storm explains fallback in his article: http://alanstorm.com/magento_parent_child_themes

I hope this answers some of your concerns.

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