For a while now I’ve been thinking about redesigning this site to make it a bit easier to update, and to make it more flexible when I’m making changes.
I’ve been designing graphics for websites for quite some time now through my other site, Logos For Websites. I started years ago designing logos for friends who had stores on Ebay, and just needed a quick graphic to show on their ebay store. Over the years I’ve moved on to other projects including header logos, twitter backgrounds, entrecard logos, gravatars, ebook covers and anything else you can think of.
One of the more challenging things I’ve done is design header logos for WordPress Templates. The problem is that often the templates are not setup in an easy to understand manner, and there is no real way to know what size the logos should be, how it will fit into the template, and a variety of other issues relating to how the logo will look once inserted. They’re just not user friendly.
Recently I started getting requests to design logos for people who are using the Thesis WordPress Template. Thesis is one of the more popular themes in use today, and after helping design logos for several people using the template, I found out why. It is one of the most flexible, and easy to use templates available. Since I knew so many people who had been happy with the template, I took the plunge and bought it for myself.
Chris Pearson, designer of Thesis talks about why he designed the template:
I built the Thesis Theme because I wanted a framework that had it all—killer typography, a dynamically resizable layout, intelligent code, airtight optimization, and tons of flexibility. Now, after months of field testing, I’m confident enough to offer it to those of you who have come to expect nothing but the finest themes from me.
Some of the benefits of the template, as listed on the Thesis website:
- SEO: the degree to which your code and content are organized and optimized for both search engines and people
- accessibility: your ability to reach different audiences—those with special needs, people using alternative Web browsers, mobile users, etc.
- usability: how effectively your users are able to navigate and interact with your site
- flexibility: how easy is it to get the look you want by providing rich markup for styling and customizations via a control panel
So the Thesis theme is flexible, easy to use -even for novice users, has good SEO so you’ll be showing up in search results, and on top of all that they have a top notch support forum where you can find answers to just about any question you might have.
I had a problem with one client’s logo getting inserted into the template. I did a quick search of their support forums and had my answer within a minute or two. Piece of cake!
So if you want an awesome theme that’s guaranteed to give your website the fresh look you need and an easy to use back end, check out Thesis. You won’t regret it!
So what do you think of our new design on Quick To Fit? What things do you like? What things do you not like (for example, is the color too bright?) Let us know in the comments!