I'm not new to PHP, HTML, CSS, and the like, not at all, but I'm definitely new to creating Wordpress themes. I was recommended to use the Thematic theme as a base theme and modify it using functions and CSS.
Here's essentially what I'm looking to do:
- Modify the header to be an image.
- Add a background image or images to "nicen" things up.
- Basically completely make the theme look different.
Maybe my line of logic is wrong, but I'm fighting the urge to copy over the PHP files defining the layout and modify them to fit. Is this the right approach? I want to basically be as free as possible to modify things dramatically. Should I just build a theme from scratch?