Note: I have yet to start the upfront training, but will soon. I promise.
In the meantime, I'm using the Scribe theme as an Alpha test bed as it seems to have the smallest initial Page Load of all your Upfront child themes. I'm trying to tweak (smushit, cache, CDN, etc) the performance to create a baseline b4 I start to customize it.
Is there a way to create my own empty upfront child theme or do I just strip down an existing child theme to bare bones to see how it performs? What does the raw Parent Upfront theme look like?
I'm trying to figure out what I can expect for performance when compared to the lite loading well tuned Dixi site I will be transitioning from when using the same hosting, CDN, tools, plugins etc.