I'm developing my first WordPress theme. I've sketched out my wireframes and am now looking to put together a prototype using HTML5 Boilerplate and Bootstrap 2.0. I plan on using the Roots theme framework since it incorporates these from the start (http://www.rootstheme.com/).
I'm wondering if people have an opinion on whether it's better to start by building a static prototype using just HTML and CSS, and then integrating that markup and style into a Roots installation when I've got the basic page structures ready for sexifying, or whether people find it's better to start with a fresh theme-framework installation and just hack on the PHP templates and CSS from the beginning.
Given that this is my first WP site, I'm not familiar with the HTML output of WordPress templates — so I don't know if I write my own static HTML for the initial prototype, whether it will be a headache to get the style selectors to match up with WP's markup.
Hope this makes sense...
Anyways, if someone has thoughts to share about this, or general tips for a newbie theme developer, accept my thanks in advance!