Trying to pin down in better details the steps involved when sub-theming, I can manage to get a sub-theme up in D, but there is a question I still have, concerning the style.css that is unfortunately not clear in my head. Is the sub-theme's style.css supposed to come from the parent theme or from subtheme?
The example I have show the subtheme as having no style.css. I tried the advice and flushed style.css, created an empty simpleblueMaster.css, added it to file in the .info file.
Author stated that css styles from parent theme will be loaded to be overridden if needed by sub-theme, and this totally makes sense. Unfortunately this is not the case on my installation and I would of liked to confirm the expected behavior.
THe author erases all css and images in his sub-theme, except if I do that in mine, nothing works. Parent theme's style.css does not seem to load and I assumed it should be. Anyone know what happens to style.css in sub-themes?
Or what could be preventing parent theme's style.css from not loading, if it should be?
Any insight appreciated, Thanks all!
Basically, there are 2 main ways (ok, probabably more I don't know of!) for a sub-theme to override the parent theme's css.
One involves copying the whole style.css in sub-theme and hacking on that. This works but a much cleaner approach as also mentionned in the answer is to not have a style.css in subtheme, and override with css in a sub-theme specific file. If there is a better way, I'd be very happy to know!