I just installed Backdrop. I note that the default theme is done in bootstrap 4. The associated layouts should work well for us.
However, I want to modify the theme, and I want a very different home page. The home page that I want would be unique to itself with a big hero image and a bunch of "badges" -- those badges need to be editable. I also want to add some material-design type concepts.
So, my questions:
1. Is the best way to do this type of theme modification, one that is similar to the existing default theme not identical, to copy the existing them, give it a new name, and modify that?
2. Am I correct in thinking that I need to create a new layout for that home page since it is unique?
Thank you in advance.