On WordPress.org, I activated a BLANK theme by Chris Coyier.
I edit index.php and my changes are showing up on my website. Fantastic.
I edit the existing style.css file but none of my edits are showing up. Ugh.
I delete style.css and the website still works. Why?
I repeat these steps with a different blank theme. Same issues.
1. Why am I unable to edit style.css of ANY blank theme? I am confused because I am able to edit style.css of Twentyfourteen theme.
2. If I delete style.css from the blank theme, the website still works and still shows the same CSS styling. How is this possible?
3. For blank themes, the stylesheet is called in header.php as
<link rel="stylesheet" href="<?php bloginfo('stylesheet_url'); ?>" type="text/css" />
But for Twentyfourteen theme, I don't see any call for a stylesheet.
Why do regular themes not have a call for a stylesheet in header.php? Is this why I cannot edit style.css of blank themes?