I am new in WP but I 've good knowledge of HTML and CSS. However, my PhP knowledge merely covers some basics. I also have good knowledge of Joomla but I wanted to give WP a chance.
I need to make a website for a client and I was wondering if it is easier to make it with custom theme instead of child theme.
The reason brought me to that question is that I need to make a unique look so started a Lynda(dot com) lesson for child themes but I quickly felt distressed from the fact that it seemed to me I needed to move around a lot of things with PhP or to play with it so to be able to make the possible changes I need.
By looking of the contents of the Custom Theme lesson (in lynda) it seems there is no php requirement but I am not quite sure (I cannot watch the videos unless I pay).
The website is going to be a simple 5-6 pages and then a blog function will be added later. However, I don't know if there are other parameters I should take care of, such as a secondary menu navigation (TwentyTwelve doesn't offer any -I think-), or if I should be aware of plugin implementation to custom theme.
I have looked around for this matter but I needed an opinion from more experienced users. What would you suggest of me doing?