I have followed the instructions to install and setup a child theme. That was the easy part - everything else has been a nightmare!
I activated said theme with no problems yet the template showed to me in the preview window, with the grey background and white foreground, is nowhere to be seen!
Instead I have this: http://dev.dreamasreality.com
I rinsed and repeated the process several times via FTP only to end up at the same result.
There were some great posts on here where people had various problems as to why the theme didn't show properly, none worked for me, though.
It might help to include that I recently setup this subdomain, transporting all of the original files from the main domain including the previous stylesheet (redlight) - I think that has a lot to do with this - but am not entirely sure!