I have recently taken over the management of a medium sized company's corporate website.
and I am in charge of building a totally new, revamped, website.
The old site was wordpress, and they would like the new one to be as well.
Is there a recommended base to start from in doing a fully custom (or at least heavily customized) theme?
The old dev team used roots as a base (seemingly poorly)
for the new site I have looked at
roots, bones, thesis, and genesis
as potential bases to start a custom theme from.
At first I leaned to roots for it really clean rewrites (the way it handles the url for all assets, cleaning up the search, and hiding the fact that its a wordpress site)
but it seems to be slower, and other issues have popped up in certain hosts.
And as for hosting we should use wp-engine right?
unless we chose genesis framework then use synthesis?
I really want a good base to start from a good base as I want this site to run perfectly, and any insights would be appreciated.