Build The Fire

A custom multi-author WordPress blog made from scratch

Build The Fire Website

Build The Fire is a passion project of mine. It’s a personal growth website I run with 2 close friends. We write about everything from goal-setting to empathy to meta-learning.

For this project I created a custom WordPress theme with a minimal modern design to go with the zen feel of the writing. My goal was to display full photos while promoting whitespace. I also created a custom WordPress dashboard on the CMS side that includes custom post types and meta boxes.

Skills Used:

  • WordPress
  • SASS/CSS/HTML5
  • JavaScript & jQuery
  • Bootstrap
  • Google Analytics
  • Branding
  • Content Writing

Client

Self

Date

May 2013 (old site)

November 2015 (new site)

URL

buildthefire.com

Build The Fire logo
Build The Fire Homepage
Homepage uses space and background images to focus users on newest posts

Beautiful mobile optimized UI

A clean UI inspired by native mobile apps

Full height background images change sizes on screen resizing [About Page]
Full height background images change sizes on screen resizing [About Page]
Mobile optimized videos [Videos Page]
Mobile optimized videos [Videos Page]
Build The Fire Group
3 Authors [Left to Right: Chad, Me, Chris]

Crisp distraction-free reading experience

Build The Fire Blog Post
Blog post view
Build The Fire Blog Post
Single post view on phone. Easily readable, easily shareable