Thanks all for your input, I’ve spent the better part of the past week reading more and investigating the best workflow to employ.
I have reviewed several css resources to include H5BP, Normalize, and Initializer. These css resources, after awhile all begin looking the same to me. I am accustomed to using clearfix hack and Meyer’s reset and calling it a day – now I am thinking those weren’t the wisest of choices. (?) I keep seeing a lot of the same style options repeated it seems over and over again. Do they all have that much in common? Should I be leaning toward one over the other? Frankly, all the while I’m getting more and more overwhelmed each passing day. I believe I have come to the conclusion that I’ll use an existing site’s html, converting it to html5 from xhtml 1.0 transitional and diving in head-first with the ole hit/miss or trial/error mentality.
I do understand that the “majority” hold the opinion of designing for mobile first, to me it’s 6 of one and 1/2 dozen of the other – regardless of where I start it will all be a learning experience.
1.) I am unfamiliar with bringing in more than 1 css styles sheet, how would I, for example bring in normalize and h5bp in addition to my own styles.css? Would I condense all this into 1 css resource (along with my media queries)?
2.) Workflow for rwd, is there a resource or a consensus on how to logically attack the process succinctly?
> I have reviewed several css resources to include H5BP, Normalize, and Initializer. These css resources, after awhile all begin looking the same to me.
They should be. It’s based of most common patterns that emerge from starting any new project. And HTML5 Boilerplate includes Normalize. It’s a opinionated starting point. You can, and I encourage you, create your own started boilerplate.
> I am unfamiliar with bringing in more than 1 css styles sheet, how would I, for example bring in normalize and h5bp.
You would either concatenate them together or link them in the correct order in your HTML document. Like so,
> Workflow for rwd, is there a resource or a consensus on how to logically attack the process succinctly?
You need to understand how everything relates to RWD to formalize your own solid workflow. So keep experimenting and adding to your improving workflow. Even most advance professionals are constantly evolving their workflow.
> Is it necessary that I move towards a “grid system” at all, or can I address that functionality by just doing the necessary math to address the percentages necessary to have my layout present properly?