I have been doing web design for a bit, but recently started familiarizing myself with Wordpress. I am a new convert and love that changes can be made from the road. I don't have to be tied down to my home computer.
My question is this, I have a client that I might be doing a redesign for. He currently has a working site up. How do I go about creating a new wordpress site for him on his server without interfering, or taking down the current site. I would like to create the site and then replace the old when it is completed.
This is probably obvious, but as I am new to wordpress, some of this is a bit confusing to me yet.
Also, can you recommend any really good wordpress video tutorials or books? I could spend days on youtube looking, but was hoping someone could point me to some that are exceptionally helpful.
I also noticed that the web host needs to be on linux server?? Is that correct? If they are currently on a Windows server will that be a problem?