Question: Adding GIT To My Workflow As A Designer

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This is a bit different than my usual post, since I’m looking more for feedback than I am trying to teach something.

My typical workflow for doing a WordPress theme is as follows:

  1. Design PSD Mockups
  2. Develop HTML/CSS from PSD
  3. Weave WordPress boilerplate theme into HTML/CSS
  4. Take it server-side
  5. Finish up with functions and loops not already inserted

I know that somewhere in there is a spot for a version control system, but being on a Windows machine that has a few drawbacks… namely, since I’ve managed to get GIT working to sync up the entire WordPress install, once I run the sync it refuses to run locally (or vice versa).

My question is: are there any resources for developing themes with a version control system (like GIT) and [two part question] would I be better off only adding the theme folder as a repo and going from there?