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Scalablity and what exactly can be cut out (JavaScript, CSS, etc)? 
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Joined:  2007-11-28

Sorry for the two question post....

I’m just digging into creating a theme for Magento and found this post:

That’s going to help a TON.

First, if creating a new theme what can be cut out of Magento?  I’m mostly asking in terms of JavaScript and CSS.  Can it all go bye-bye and a theme created from scratch that has all of the functionality I want or that Magento can offer?  I guess I’m asking is there core functionality of Magento that requires the heavy and bloated JavaScript?

Second, I guess this is related.  Just how scalable is Magento?  It seems there is A LOT of work being done for every single page view.  The HUGE main.xml file is read every time, along with dozens of other files.  Now, I haven’t gotten into the caching feature so I don’t know how much that’s going to come into play.


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