Ok so I am trying to develop a new theme, but here is the deal, I know just enough about php to adjust and tweak things when needed, but building templates and function files are a bit beyond my current reach (I did just start with WordPress about 6 months ago so I am learning).
Now, I have made many child themes from twentyeleven/twelve, etc since I have been learning but I am wondering if there is a better way of doing this even for the php impaired like me. It always seems that I have to undo tons of css from the parent theme in my child theme before I can even start on my css (which adds to code bloat).
I looked into underscores since it seems to be a clean css slate but it seems to not have all of the functionality you would need in a theme with it (like the ability to add a logo for a header). It still requires some php know-how to get off and running. It seems more like a good head start for those who do know php for theme development.
I think I need to find something that has all of the functionality and php (templates, etc) ready to go, but with a blank css slate for me to design on. Does something like this exist? are these what Genesis and iThemes Builder are?
Thank you for any advice