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Custom Theme

The Project

Provided with basic wireframes and a laundry list of requested features, this site demanded my full attention. The client was looking for a brand new site that would stand out with varying functionality and layouts, but still be simple to use and easy to update.

The Process

I began with a fresh grandchild theme plugin, to go along with the pre-purchased premium themes; overwriting and tweaking widget areas and styling was a must. The homepage alone sported over a dozen separate widget areas, each with unique functionality and styling, and some with CSS3 and jQuery effects thrown in. I created CPTs to populate the slick.js slider, as well as two sections for custom posts. While Services, Success Stories, and the Blog shared some basic similarities and drew on some of the same functionality, but they each demanded their own workflow, featuring custom pagination, metabox-driven optional content areas, page-specific widgets, and, of course, intensive, interactive styling.