January 8, 2020 at 3:05 pm #495853
Hey folks, I'm Cole. I've just barely put my toe in the Genesis waters. I bought and have set up with the Sample theme on my localhost to investigate if it is my next path after the previous Foundation based starter I had been using went dormant.
My goal is to continue with the general process I had been using, which is custom designs leveraging SASS and partials.
I can't see going back to vanilla CSS.
I am more a designer than developer however. I don't tend to need to do a bunch of custom PHP in most projects. They are more about presentation and the ability of the client to manage content.
I have done some initial research on SASS based versions of the Genesis Sample theme. But they all seem to be a little outdated and not very active, which is worrisome.
So, I have a few questions I'm hoping the community can help me out with:
- Is anyone using what they feel like is a quality SASS starter theme? Or is this just not done because there are other efficiencies that out weigh those of SASS?
- Are most Genesis users buying themes rather than creating custom designs?
- When using vanilla CSS are y'all just adding/customizing the main styles.ccs of your child theme or are you putting custom CSS into the Customizer > Add'l CSS box?
- Aren't there various Page Templates, sidebar, full width that can be used on a page by page basis rather than globally set in Customizer?
- Can you use an SVG logo in Genesis?
- Are y'all focused on leveraging Gutenberg and Atomic Blocks or are some using WPBakery or other visual editors?
- Is anyone using github to manage their customizations?
These all seem like lame questions. Right now, I feel like a fish out of water coming from using a blank Foundation 6 based theme (FoundationPress) and a SASS workflow. FoundationPress was blank in the sense of it has very simple default styles, responsive breakpoints, a built in menu/mobile menu. The Foundation Framework itself provided grids, buttons, typographic scaling, modals, things I could manipulate with SASS but didn't have to "develop" myself, like some other SASS based blank starter themes require. I don't need to develop my own nav walker or default styles or theme from scratch. Thus, Genesis seeming like it might be a path forward.
I'm unfamiliar with a Genesis workflow. Can anyone describe a basic "This is how I normally work" process with Genesis or point me to a good resource that describes a workflow?January 8, 2020 at 8:00 pm #495855
Hi @squidzink I think a good place for you would be Genesis Slack. You can get more people to chime in here. There's also a Workflow channel and a lot of other channels. You'll land in the General Channel for starters, then look these channels Workflow, Questions, PHP, Gutenberg, etc.
January 13, 2020 at 5:22 pm #495928
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