I have a question and how I would go about doing what my theory is. I had a previous post on using different parts of skins together.
Skin 1 ( main skin)
Skin 2 ( pages for site)
Skin 3 ( site player)
Now let say I rename .tpl files, folders, css, all to be A(skin 1), B ( skin 2) ,C ( Skin 3)
footer.tpl to footer.tpl , footers.css so on
Independently making so each skin functions on it own.
then Merge them so the files will not copy over the main skin files just adds to it.
Then just place tpl code that I want to use in the main site. so I can have custom header, footer from one skin and pages from another skin. I hope this make since.