Mastering Magento Theme Design

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  • Create a custom Magento theme from scratch
  • Make your theme mobile-ready by integrating Bootstrap into it
  • Optimize your theme to be fully responsive and ready for multiple devices
  • Integrate sharing buttons into your theme
  • Add CSS3 and jQuery animations to enhance your theme's appearance
  • Create a widget and a theme options panel to allow the fi nal user to customize your theme in minutes
  • Change the look of the Magento backend to adapt it to your company's brand identity
  • Make money by packaging and selling your theme

This book explores Magento theme design, from basic theme structures to an advanced options panel, and provides you with the advanced knowledge that you need on the frontend of this great CMS.

The book starts with an overview of best practices for Magento theming and explores the field of theme development, starting from the home page all the way through to mobile optimization,  analyzing advanced Magento applications such as widgets and modules. You will learn how to change the look and feel of the Magento backend to adapt it to your company's brand identity. The book will also take a look at adding functionalities such as lightbox effects on the product details page and awesome CSS3 animations on the products grid. By the end of this book, you will be able to create a new, custom, responsive, and advanced Magento theme of your own. You will learn everything you need to know to master Magento theme design, from the essential structure to the final sale in a step-by-step, tutorial style.

  • Create an advanced responsive Magento theme based on the Bootstrap 3 framework
  • Configure your custom theme with the Magento Admin Panel
  • Create your theme from scratch using practical live coding examples
Page Count 310
Course Length 9 hours 18 minutes
ISBN 9781783288236
Date Of Publication 24 Apr 2014


Andrea Saccà

Andrea Saccà is a web designer and a frontend developer based in the infamous, central area of Rome, Italy. He is also one of the first Magento Certified Front End Developers and he will be speaker to the first Meet Magento Italy 2014.

After his studies in Graphic and Web Design in Rome, he worked for a few renowned web agencies as a web designer, and in 2012, he started his freelance career. After two years of freelancing, he started his own web agency, 1604lab ( in Rome. You can visit the twitter page for his website at @1604lab.

He is a multiskilled web designer and a developer who specializes in creating an effective online presence for all kind of businesses, start-ups, and individuals, for customers all over the world.

Andrea is a passionate and hard-working individual with a strong ambition, and yes, he's a bit of a geek too! In his free time he likes snowboarding, playing guitar, going to the cinema, and drinking some beer with his friends.

You can follow Andrea on twitter at @andreasacca, and on his personal blog at