I was planning a redesign of my website since six months ago. I like the idea to refresh the look and feel of my site periodically let's say every two/three years.
After trying different WordPress themes I am back to my favourite: Genesis, it was the first WordPress theme I have used when I started doing web development few years ago, I have also used other themes quite interesting but still Genesis is my favourite.
I deploy it for any new web project, I am slowly becoming a specialist on developing Genesis powered websites for my clients.
Why try to reinvent the wheel when you can simply use one the best WordPress theme framework around? It has a super clean code, it is fully responsive, it is SEO optimised and endorsed even by Yoast the creator of the best SEO plugin for WordPress. It load fast and Google loves fast loading sites.
I have to mention another set of plugins that I use nearly in every project: Toolset Plugins, if a client require custom post types for specific content I use especially the Types and Views plugins and they work fantastically well with Genesis. The blog page, all archives and custom post types in this site are built with Types and Views.