What is Magento design fallback?
Fallback mechanism in Magento is the ability of Magento to use the files from multiple themes in one page, i.e. making your own custom themes more upgradable and with fewer files.
Magento has used fallback mechanism since the very beginning, however from Magento CE 1.4 and Magento EE 1.8 they added base/default theme as the final step of the fallback mechanism.
The fallback mechanism looks like this: (more…)