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Marsha Riti


Created for the up-and-coming children’s book illustrator, Marsha Riti, the design for this site is a substantial overhaul of the blog site I built for her a few years back. The new “vintage cereal box” look matches her Mid-Century inspired illustration style, with her endearing artwork featured front and center. Keep an eye out for her forthcoming book, The Picky Little Witch, from Pelican Publishing!

Highlights for this project:

  • HTML5 and CSS3 goodness! Much cleaner, lighter code.
  • Custom, lightweight jQuery plugins handle the homepage portfolio viewer as well as the “candy-striped” dual-color post titles
  • Various features of the site are implemented as WordPress custom post types, making it super-easy for Marsha to keep the content fresh.
  • A dash of Typekit-powered font embedding makes the site’s typography consistently cute cross-browser.

Visit the new marshariti.com site.



A quick but cute WordPress site for budding Austin children’s book illustrator Marsha Riti, designed to highlight foremost her paintings and sketches. After looking at so many other illustrators’ sites with slow-loading Flash intro pieces, broken navigation, and missing content, I vowed to keep this one clean, accessible, and friendly.