Don’t Follow Theme Development Guideline
WordPress codex is very thoughtful to provide a guideline on building a standard WordPress theme.
I know, I know, it’s not a good experience for a designer who have to mangle logical code and views together when building a theme. But, is it an excuse that you don’t follow guideline? Also, there are a bunch of theme boilerplate available such as underscores, bones and roots. You can simply pick up one and create your theme based on.
A lot of themes that are deregistering wordpress’ built-in jQuery and load one from google cdn. I’ve talked to one theme developer about this. “It’s for speed’s sake”, he answered. Well, I don’t have doubt about the speed improvement. But what I don’t understand is why they want to load a specific version when you can actually find an always up-to-date jquery http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js ? Or, a good reason is that your code don’t work with latest one?
BTW, I’ve asked a question at WPSE to ask for suggestions on how to deal with such case but unfortunately, still no good solution found by far.