Using the Default Theme

The default Magento Community Edition 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/Compass1 and
jQuery2 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

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.

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