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Create a skin from scratch without a parent

What are your thoughts on creating a new skin from scratch without it depending on a parent theme?


We are thinking about this in terms of fully understanding our Sass-Codebase and being able to minimise the file size of our CSS. I am fairly new to Lithium, but from what I saw until now is that people use "Responsive Peak" and then overwrite the already written Sass code. From a developer standpoint this is not the way you should develop websites.


Has anyone done this before? Would you recommend this? What were your learnings?

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Re: Create a skin from scratch without a parent

Hi @fv and welcome to the Lithium Community,

You are right in that overwriting CSS definitions is not the ideal way to do. Luckily the SASS file structure allow you to overwrite in a way that you are not bloating the output definitions, but only the latest definition from your skin will actually make it through.


Theoretically you could start from scratch, but it would be cumbersome and potentially prolonging your deployment times as it's quite tricky to work out from the unstyled structure how page elements might be intended to be positioned.

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