So yesterday I figured out some CSS stuff and got things working pretty nice, the header was looking good, search bar was where I wanted it, and then I go this morning and destroy everything. I spent around an hour just trying to get the website visible, it kept just pulling up a blank page. I can't figure out what I did wrong with the theme, I don't even know what change I made that wrecked things, it's crazy. This has convinced me of the dangers of working on a live site, so I'm going to set up an environment on a local machine so I can develop the css and theme without having to worry about messing up the live website, honestly I should have been doing this from the get go.
     What does this mean for you, well hopefully it will be the end of any problems on the site, and you shouldn't ever try and visit the site and be greeted with a solid white page, also you won't be seeing gradual changes in the theme and styling. There will just be big updates here and there that will take you by surprise, don't worry though I won't be changing things all that much, I don't have the time or knowledge to be doing that.
     My plan is to develop a theme from scratch, which entails learning how to create themes, yay, and then writing all the CSS, not looking forward to it, but I don't see as that I really have any other option. I do plan on pulling all the projects onto the site before I start spending too much time on those updates as the site works right now, it just looks kinda ugly.