In the effort to rebrand Mason’s online presence, I designed a new WordPress theme for various School of Law’ network site based on Twenty Twelve. Why did I create a child theme and not a brand new theme? Even though Twenty Twelve is not perfect, it has all the built-in functions that meet many requirements from faculty, staff and students.
To get the design that I want, I stripped away the ornamental styles, fixed the spacing, and created a clean, simple theme. Chrome’s Developer Tools and SASS are my savior. I incorporated the new logo, typefaces (Minion Pro and Myriad Pro) and brand colors from Mason’s style guide.
I am using the Web Services Blog as a demo to show various stakeholders how the new design look and will help them to implement it.