No Frills Magento Layout
Advanced Layout Features
Chapter 5 is where you go from being a Jedi Knight™ to a Jedi Master™. Here you'll learn about little known but incredibly powerful features of the Magento Layout system. You'll learn how to use translated text and calculated values in the action nodes, conditionally call methods via XML layout files. You'll also find a full explanation of Magento's before and after attributes, finally allowing you to understand the subtleties of block ordering.
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