The Gavel

Progressive Student Voice Of Boston College

The Gavel

Project Details:

Client: Boston College, USA

Date: December 2015

Skills: Online Magazine

Features: Professional magazine website design

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Theme: Sense by BK Ninja

The Gavel is the online student magazine for Boston College. When we first began this project it was clear that a slick magazine style theme would be required to manage the multiple news categories already in place on this 4 year old website.

A fresh look, easier navigation and responsive design were the priorities along with a few CSS customisations for the main categories to incorporate their own unique icons.

Due to the volume of articles already published, being meticulously structured and organised was essential to ensuring all categories were easily accessible by readers. Unfortunately Extra Theme had not been released at this point, so we opted for Sense Premium WordPress Theme, a highly versatile news magazine theme.

Sense is a Magazine/Blog WordPress theme with a clean design and modern look. It is well suited for magazine, news, editorial, blog, photography or review site. The theme is very flexible, super easy to use, and is packed with tons of features and custom widgets.

Converting an existing WordPress website with over 3000 articles published was a collective effort and we’re pretty proud of the end result.

“I am speaking on behalf of everyone at when I say that we are SO grateful for your patience and immense talent this past year. It’s been such a pleasure to work with you.”

Theodore H. Kolva III

Editor-In-Chief 2015,

Project Feature: Mega Menu

Sense WordPress theme displays posts in a category menu item beautifully with the Mega Menu option, enticing readers to easily decide whether to read the full article.

The Mega Menu supports WordPress default formats: standard, video, gallery, image. You can also use video iframe or the standard featured image for a video post.

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Project Feature: Fully Responsive Design

Sense theme displays great on all screen sizes. You also have an option to hide a sidebar when in responsive layout.

RTL Supported. Cross-browser Compatible: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer 9+


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