[Bad title moderated]
so the problem is setting up a child theme.
I have gone into my FTP (filezilla) in themes i created a new folder called "mytheme-child" and my parent theme is called "mytheme"
i then created a style.css file with the following information
Theme Name: mytheme-child
and saved it i then activated my child theme and it displays a very basic version of my theme so its all white and there are no borders defining the different ares such as columns there are no images at all either
there is only one .css file in the parent them folder it is not in any sub folders
i have checked in the header.php and it is showing
<style type="text/css" media="screen">
@import url( <?php bloginfo('stylesheet_url'); ?> );
so from what i can see it is correct as its stylesheet rather than template in this section ('stylesheet_url'); ?> );
so i have looked through many posts and everyone elses problems seem to be the things i have mentioned and checked are ok.
also i have activated it cleared cache changed themes and tried again etc also maid sure in child style.css there are no spaces tried moving and changing it around as i saw in one post but still no joy
so would really appreciate some help as i want to get stuck in modifiying my theme.
thanks in advance hope you can help.