The Project

Stray Sod is a folklore webcomic for young adults written and illustrated by the super talented, Chelsea Crutchley. The comic features Ina, a girl on a quest to save her sister. Stray Sod’s website needed a more modern approach while still retaining many common features of a webcomic website. The key was to showcase the latest page of the webcomic and the beautiful artwork and captivating storyline.


  • Website Design
  • Responsive Design
  • Front-End Development
  • WordPress & Visual Editor
  • Design, Develop & Deploy

A Webcomic Website

Stray Sod was already running on WordPress, using the Easel framework. We decided to move it away from the framework because we felt it was largely unnecessary and was rapidly going out of date. We opted to use a straight WordPress installation to allow for more flexibility in updating and maintenance with Foundation 5 backing up the grid and responsive side of the site. Powering the gallery and making the site easy to maintain and update for the illustrator was a visual editor.

Planning & Mockups

Stray Sod’s illustrator told me a little about the comic’s look that she was going for and I decided to go with a bright, earthy tone coupled with a darker purple as an accent color. For the typography, I went with an ultra-legible sans-serif. It was the headline typeface that I went through multiple iterations of before going with a swash serif.

Deployment (In-Progress)

Stray Sod’s website is still in development. Its basic framework is up as we work to organize, code and implement all the new features that will go along with the site.

Our goal is to create a site that will allow the illustrator to update and maintain on her own without having to get into the nitty-gritty of dealing with WordPress’ backend editor.

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