from what i understand about responsive templates, if you tweak anything, you can break it, especially when rendering for smart phones, etc
for example, what if i wanted to add a third-party banner extension and display in various locations, header, sidebar, footer
would this kind of thing break the site?
in other words, any third-party extension would have to be "designed" into the template we want to use, am i right? thus making it harder to plug in third-party extensions?
There is an elevated chance of mismatch, but you would just try and see what happens. A banner that simply substitutes for what you can already do in OC might well not pose a problem. For example, once % widths are controlled the elements that are widened for the screen viewed will, without their own conflicting widths, follow. You can break anything by tweaking it, but if you tweak something very carefully you can avoid breaking it.
Extensions ordinarily read core files' blocks of code for matches that trigger substituting new blocks of code. If your theme stays in the theme tree, then it will not change model/ or controller/ core files, and will have minimal effect upon extensions. if your theme slops over into directories other than the theme tree, then an extension will be increasingly likely to need to read your theme's core files for code blocks to replace. .
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