hi everyone… i was following along the designers guide and had a question:
i wanted to use the “modern” theme as a starting point in my design over the default one. so i copied the modern directory and renamed it “shop_1"-copied from “modern” for BOTH the app/design/frontend/default/shop_1 AND skin/frontend/default/shop_1
ok… so then i went to the admin section of the backend to switch the theme:
went to the system->configuration and then to the design tab
i then switched to the shop_1 theme which is based off the modern theme with no problem by putting in “shop_1” in the default under themes.
HOWEVER, my question is when would i put something other than “default” for the “current package name” under package?
i ask this because i kept putting “shop_1” as the current package name and it wasn’t working and it finally worked when i put that at “default” and put “shop_1” ONLY for default under themes
would i change the current package name ONLY when i create a NEW directory in the app/design/frontend/ AND skin/frontend/
when would i want to create a NEW theme under the app/design/frontend/ AND skin/frontend/ INSTEAD of creating a new theme under the app/design/frontend/default/ AND skin/frontend/default/ like i am doing now?
can someone please clarify this as i am confused as to how to approach theme creation when there is two different ways: creation under the default and creation NOT under the default.
please help and thank you in advance