Basic paradigm for child theme customizing
Apologies if this is a stupid question...
I'm using Genesis for the first time, and my paradigm for customizing Child Themes is being challenged.
I create and use child themes all the time when not using the Genesis framework. In those non-framework cases, I create (and modify) ONLY THOSE FILES that depart from the defaults of the parent theme (twentyten, twentyeleven, etc.).
What's the paradigm - recommended workflow - with Genesis child themes? Is it as simple as diving in and making changes to the child's files, knowing that I have the original child them in a zip archive for safe-keeping? Do Genesis child themes get updated ever? (If so, my clone method wouldn't be so good.)
Thanks in advance for your answers - and your patience!