I'm trying to figure out what the easiest way is to design and save multiple web site layouts and styles. That is, if I wanted to zip and export and all needed elements of a site to someone else, how do I setup the WordPress environment and what do I save? Is there a way to use relative paths during the design process, instead of permalink absolute paths, so that the site opens and displays when someone else opens it on their local computer?
Also when I'm brainstorming while building a design what's the easiest way to save stages or variants of the design if I wanted to show several to a client? It seems like there must be an easier way than to do a complete new WP install for every new design comp. I've tried creating multiple child themes as a way to toggle between different design solutions. It seems it should work but it doesn't.
If I want to return to the point of a fresh install, can I just delete all database files, and clear the style.css file? I've noticed that after I've been experimenting with various layouts and styles, that it becomes more and more difficult to avoid the interference of previous styles, layouts, etc.
Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks