Relationship between the standard skin and custom skins
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 5:28:59 PM
In the above graphic you can see the relationship between the standard skin and custom skins (which is also how the OS X skin is applied). The standard skin provides a base that the custom skin can fall back to. If a skin section is missing in the custom skin, it will use the corresponding section from the standard skin.
This means that if you customize a specific feature, for instance speed dials, you can add only your overrides to the skin, and leave the rest blank. The advantage of this approach is that we can update the standard skin and your skin will continue to work, unless we change the code underneath.
Do not use the standard_skin.zip as a base for your custom skin, instead create a minimal skin with only the changes you want.