First of all thanks for this, it’s a great read and after 2 or 3 times it’s making a bit more sense.
I do have one problem with Exercise #1 though, I doesn’t seem to quite sync up with my install (ver. 0.6.14100)
3. Now open page.xml and search for ‘as="right"’.
Mine has one for the left
but no right…
<block type="core/text_list" name="left" as="left"/>
So I moved onto the next steps anyhow…
And vola, there it is! Now to move this block from the right to the left column, change the <reference> tag from <reference name="right"<, to <reference name="left">. Save the layout files and reload the category page.
I can’t seem to see any difference on my category pages at all when I do this. Which pages exactly should this be affecting?
It’s probably right under my nose…