Singularity Weblog Gets A New Thesis Custom Design

by Socrates on October 14, 2010

It’s been a few days since Singularity Weblog got a new Thesis custom design and I’ve been meaning to write a short post both to mark the occasion and address some questions:

So, What’s New?

1. Blog design: First and foremost, we’ve got a new, unique and customized blog design created by David Alexander from Quixotic Media. After the fiasco with the first designer that I had hired for the job (who resigned abruptly 3 months after taking on the project),  I sent out emails with the design brief to 12 different companies. (Together with the request that it be completed within 2 weeks and on budget.)

David from Quixotic Media was not only the first one to respond but also the only one who made a number of unique suggestions on how to improve the blog not only in terms of look and feel but also SEO, structure, plugins, security and so on.  Needless to say, having demonstrated his professional enthusiasm, together with the fact that he took time to visit Singularity Weblog, “get” the blog concept and think of the best ways to approach its design, David looked as pretty much the only appropriate person for the job.

Two weeks later, David not only delivered and installed the new design both on time and on budget, but also managed to convince me that his Quixotic Media was my one-stop-shop for all of my future blog needs.

“Thank you David, it is nice to finally have a reliable, well priced and professional help for all the technical stuff around Singularity Weblog!”

2. Logo: The new logo was designed by Eka Putra from He was the only one able to fulfill all of my logo requirements such as: Simple. Unique. Easy to remember. Easy to scale down to favicon and up to poster size. Prints well in all colors. Easy to mold and recreate in 3D physical shape…

“Thank you Eka, your clean and simple yet unique logo design makes me happy every time I look at the blog!”

Together with the above 2 people, I should not forget 2 others — Matt Mullenweg and Chris Pearson who created WordPress and the Thesis theme for WordPress respectively.

“Thanks guys, you made a blogger out of me.”

Why Thesis?

Thesis is an extremely pow­er­ful, yet sim­ple Word­Press theme that any­one (no matter how technologically inept) who is seri­ous about blog­ging should have.

Other reasons why I bought Thesis are its life­time sup­port, flex­i­bil­ity, usabil­ity, popularity and clear SEO ben­e­fits. The default code comes orga­nized per­fectly well for Search Engines, and, even more impor­tantly — for peo­ple. I love using The­sis and when my wife Julie decided to experiment with blogging herself I upgraded my license to the developer’s option and installed Thesis for her too.

Report Errors And Tell Me What You Think

As always, any kind of upgrade involves risks and the potential for problems associated with it. If you notice any technical issues during your time on the blog please contact me and I will do my best to resolve them as soon as possible. Furthermore, I am always happy to receive your thoughts on any issue related to the singularity in general, or Singularity Symposium and Singularity Weblog in particular, so do not hesitate to contact me and tell me what you think.


Nikola (aka Socrates)

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