Please note that the guide on the wiki is OUT OF DATE. It is a guide for making skins for 0.94. It does have some general ideas about skin-making in though.
Your best bet is to make a copy of the default skin (located in
and change pixmaps and change settings (in the
of your skin). This way you can see what does what. I am working on a complete list of settings keys and pixmaps and what they do, but I'm busy with exams so right now it isn't getting done...maybe at the end of the month, sorry!