Hey everyone, my wife and I run a surf travel and lifestyle website called Lush Palm. We’re in the process of switching themes and integrating WooCommerce so we can start selling our own products and scale our business.
My wife and I are not very technically savvy, so we are not that familiar with the ins and outs of coding, although we know some of the basics. I’ve recently become very interested in being more proficient as an online biz owner about how everything works so I’m doing tons of research and learning about HTML, CSS, JS, all the different languages and frameworks. Etc.
So we found a new theme we really like and I was just wondering if there is a way to verify that a certain theme was written with clean, SEO and page speed optimized coding practices? Where/how would I look into this and what would I look for? Also, what makes a theme ‘lightweight’? And lastly, is the _S or underscores a solid framework for a custom theme in comparison to something that was built on Redux or Genesis?
I’ve seen people advertise on their premium themes that it was written with clean code, or proper H-tags structural hierarchy and schema.org meta markups, etc. But I don’t really know what all of this means.
Any feedback and insights would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance!