Here’s a list of the resources we use and recommend.
Self-hosted WordPress is the base – known as a platform – for millions of websites. It’s lightweight, yet powerful out of the box and its power can be extended with plugins.
Genesis powers over 500,000 WordPress websites and acts as the basic design and security framework for this website.
The sample theme is where custom design and code changes are made. Its available for free for Genesis Framework owners.
When making changes to your website, you’ll find you sometimes need to clear your web browser’s cache to see the changes. The guide linked to above explains how to do that for many popular web browsers.