Jane’s Report

Custom Theme

The Project

The client was looking to recreate a site she had owned years ago, with a more intuitive backend and slightly updated look.

The Process

Based on a single screenshot of the client’s original homepage, I created some basic wireframes and planned out functionality and layout requirements. The base theme was a custom build I had been working on, which combined SASS, Bootstrap, and the Underscores framework. For this project, I trimmed some of the unnecessary extras to reduce clutter; customized the post terminology, layout, and display to present as “newspaper articles” rather than blog posts; and created some custom shortcodes and other functions to streamline the posting process.