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Here you can create the structure required to store the design, then upload the cascaded style sheets and images required.
Designs are stored under /etc/designs. The path to the design to be used for a website is specified using the cq:designPath property of the jcr:content node.
All the changes that are made on a page in design mode are persisted below the design node of the site and are automatically applied to all pages that have the same design.
When developing a website, it is highly recommended to store images and CSS files under /etc/design/<project> so you can reference your resources based on the current design like described by the following snippet.
<%= currentDesign.getPath() + "/static/img/icon.gif %>
The preceding example offers severals benefits:
- Components can have a different look/feel based on each site using a different design path.
- Re-design of the website can be simply done by pointing the design path to a different node at the root of the site from design/v1 to design/v2.
- /etc/designs and /content are the only external URLs that the browser sees protecting you of an external user getting curious about what is under your /apps tree. The above URL benefits also aid your System Administrator to setup better security because you are limiting the exposure of the assets to a few distinct locations.