Magento Open Source, 1.9.x

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Using the Default Theme

The default Magento Open Source theme is based on a responsive design that renders the display of your storefront for different devices. The theme incorporates best practices for mobile sites and experiences.

Technologies used in Magento’s default responsive theme include Sass/CompassA CSS pre-compiler that provides organizable, reusable CSS. and jQueryA popular JavaScript library that is often used to create dynamic and responsive effects. in noConflict() mode. Additional JavaScript libraries are discussed in more detail in the Responsive Theme Developer’s Guide. The responsive theme code is located on the server in the following directories, relative to your Magento installation:

  • Code Location
    app/design/frontend/rwd
    skin/frontend/rwd

To view the default theme:

1. On the Admin menu, select System > Configuration. Then in the panel on the left under General, select Design.
2. Click to expand the Package section. The new responsive theme is enabled by default, and the default package name is “rwd.”
3. Click to expand the Themes section. The Default theme name is “default” (although the field appears blank).
4. When complete, click the Save Config button.