Feel like I'm stuck between a rock and a hardplace, I've decide to post.
I'm looking for answers/opinions on getting going on custom Responsive Drupal v7 theme dev using ONLY HTML5/CSS/Less/Responsive with a primary focus on mobile then desktop with a view to it being a MINIMAL design set. I'm not an IT newbie having been in IT since '86 and then earlydays webdev HTML usage since '97, but due to a health/career change I've recently had to 'upskill' again and hence back in IT and focused now purely on D7 by choice. A lot has changed since '97 and early HTML and now I'm wreaking my brains looking at the best approach to contemporary webdev trends (ie Less/HTML5/CSS/SCSS). I don't really want to use 'off the shelf' free D7 themes as I want to be able to theme myself again using the above. I most definately like the idea of HTML5 Boilerplate/360 and the mobile future.
Numerous hours researching online has left me confused (LOL) with all the available Responsive frameworks (CSS: 360 and up, 1140, inuit/Less etc etc).
So my query here is:
best approach starting grid for webdev on the above technologies at this entry level of learning. (I like building things so I'm keen as an all rounder, as I think I have way long mised the boat on becoming a 'themer' so my interests lay in 'lego' building in Drupal so to speak).
should I skip early CSS theory and go straight into Less/SCSS? (html5 will be easy to pick up on me thinks).
which single Responsive model should I pick to start out with then?
FYI, I'm now on a Linux Ubuntu 11.04 LAMP DEVBOX using a range of tools such as Aptana (and comfortable on a pure text editor) having moved over from M$ but I still have 3 other M$ comps due to other multi-media/pro-music interests.
I've been 'hacking' some D7 themes, but feel I can't see to 'wood for trees' when it comes to hacking to vast amount of data in the css files and feel I'm over whelmed in simply wants to create simple, minimal css so much taht it may be just easier starting from scratch.
Any advice to get me going immediately in the right direction would be most helpful. Thanks in advance. Paul, UK