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Opinion question here. I usually create custom child themes for my clients based off Studio Press child themes. My edits include css and php's. I'm wondering if this is the way to go, or if I should simply make my custom edits to the Appearance/Customize/Additional CSS?
My clients are generally mid-tech savvy. They know enough to update themes and plugins when needed, but not enough to correct code.
What are advantages/disadvantages of both? What's common practice?
If you are creating a custom theme from a StudioPress child theme, then you've taken it from being a StudioPress child theme to your own custom theme. So, personally, I would make all of the changes in your custom theme files and not the Additional CSS box. I leave that so if a client comes back later and wants some tweaks, the tweaks can then go in that box to overrule the stylesheet. That's how I do it.
Genesis themes typically do not get updated but if they do, you cannot just take a theme and overwrite the previous version. You need to compare the two versions to see what's changed first and then decide if you need to update.
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