I have built quite a number of wordpress sites and have worked frequently with the HTML5 reset theme.
My workflow has been to simply edit the files in the theme because I often use quite a bit of custom CSS, php and custom wp_query loops etc. In the end, the theme is really quite drastically different from the original HTML5 reset theme.
However, I am wondering if there is a particular reason I should be creating a child theme instead? I find that I am doing so much customization that to me, I only really use the HTML5 reset for its basic header, footer and html structure overall. I'm not entirely sure how I could really implement a child theme and manage enough customization.
Thus my question is – as a best practice, should I still be using a child theme and basically have so many of the same files overriding the parent that it's not even really necessary?
To me, I can only see child themes as a way to customize the parent but still keep the majority of the look/function the same. Is this an inaccurate perception?
Many thanks in advance!