New Thesis Blog Theme, New Custom Logo Design, New Look!

by Silicon Valley Blogger on 2008-12-1427

Well, I’ve finally gotten around to it. As you can see, I’ve just rolled out a new look for this blog using a new blog theme called Thesis. and a new custom logo design, courtesy of some awesome logo designers — David Clearwater of Logo Design Shopper, who provides helpful logo design resources, and Andre, the actual graphic artist who designed my header and logo and who runs (see his profile).

A few days ago, I had hoped that you (my dear readers) could help me pick a new logo design and I was glad to have received such a great response! So I’d like to thank everyone for their votes and now you all know which logo won!

It took some work to do this port and I had to rely on my stalwart husband to lend a hand in the process because it took a lot of time to sort out the mess I had going with my old blog theme. After all, I’d been living with my old theme for over TWO years now, and I desperately needed to “get with the times”!

I wish I could have done this earlier, but the stuff behind the scenes and under the covers just grew and grew and got very ugly. The PHP code, CSS layout, templates were a mess and needed to be cleaned out. You know how it is — much like clutter we accumulate over the years, it becomes tougher and tougher to take the time and break the inertia to focus on clearing things out and changing things up, so we end up growing piles of more clutter (or crazy code) over time. Aaargh!

Ugly Betty, before and after
A fresh look at Ugly Betty!

Well, I’m happy that things are so much cleaner now and I can join the ranks of many bloggers out there loving and appreciating their Thesis theme. I’m also truly grateful for the help I got from those who contributed their time to this end result — the digerati spouse 😉 and the awesome logo design duo — David and Andre, and well….all your opinions helped tremendously. I can’t thank you all enough.

I shall also be grateful to those of you who can report any problems and issues with the new site design, as I am sure there’ll be glitches hiding here and there. Do pass me your thoughts via email at thedigeratilife [at] gmail [dot] com or drop me your comments below. I’d love to hear your feedback! Many thanks in advance everyone!

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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Laura @ no more spending December 14, 2008 at 11:28 pm

I love it, love it, love it! The colour scheme is great and it’s well laid out.
-Laura 🙂

selena December 15, 2008 at 1:49 am

The logo design is fine and the blog theme too. Simple is best.

Broke Grad Student December 15, 2008 at 2:05 am

Lookin’ awesome. It’s amazing how much cleaner Thesis makes things behind the scenes, isn’t it? It helped me clear up a bunch of clutter when I switched over to it too.

Silicon Valley Blogger December 15, 2008 at 2:18 am

Absolutely! Though I’m also noticing that there are a lot of niggling little details I still have to address and fix up. But definitely much easier on the eyes, I believe! There are many other outstanding Wordpress themes out there to use, but I like Chris Pearson and his designs — have been a fan of his for a while now (even before Thesis).

Writer's Coin December 15, 2008 at 5:10 am

I’m going to be doing this soon and I’ve been dreading it… Did you find any helpful posts or anything on making this a smooth transition?

Sun December 15, 2008 at 7:07 am

It looks refreshing 🙂

Friends and Money December 15, 2008 at 7:33 am

I’m liking the new look and feel of the site, feels softer and funky.

jim December 15, 2008 at 7:47 am

I’m a fan, I like the new look 🙂

Jeremy December 15, 2008 at 8:48 am

Pretty spiffy. I like it a lot.

Ellen December 15, 2008 at 9:46 am

Looks fantastic. Great job.

Miss M December 15, 2008 at 11:16 am

I love the new look. I noticed a slight glitch on a comment form, the left side was cutoff. Seems to be working right now though. I want to move my blog to its own domain soon and I’m dreading the work and hassle.

Doctor S December 15, 2008 at 11:40 am

Love the redesign! Looks great and always very visually sooooooooothing! Great work lady!

Dividends4Life December 15, 2008 at 4:16 pm

I love your new look! It is clean and crisp.

Best Wishes,

Ben December 15, 2008 at 8:10 pm

Looks great!

Patrick December 15, 2008 at 10:45 pm

Excellent! I love the logo and fresh theme. Easy on the eyes and very clean! 🙂

FIRE Finance December 16, 2008 at 1:25 am

Fantastic logo, clean layout and wonderful use of Thesis. Congrats!

Certify December 16, 2008 at 7:03 am

Nice! Simple design yet with a touch of elegance. I like it. 🙂

allison December 16, 2008 at 11:40 am

love the redesign 🙂

RC@Thinkyourwaytowealth December 16, 2008 at 7:07 pm

Love the new look SVB! Really looks nice and clean, too!

Austin Real Estate Broker December 18, 2008 at 11:22 am

I like the new site. Also, I love the new comment box. Much more visually friendly and larger. I’m excited to catch up on things. I was out of pocket for weeks so I need to explore the site some more!


niroshan December 21, 2008 at 2:29 am

nice change… i feel like changing my face after looking this

Bill December 23, 2008 at 5:13 pm

Beautiful re-design! Probably the best-looking blog I’ve seen in a while. Very crisp, clean, uncluttered.

Silicon Valley Blogger December 23, 2008 at 11:20 pm

Thanks Bill! Wow, what a great compliment! I very much appreciate your feedback — you made my week! 🙂

mercblogger January 21, 2009 at 2:03 am

Great Job! I really like it, its simply the best.:)

MClogoID February 10, 2009 at 10:07 pm

of cor’z everyone would love your new look! and this page is awesome. as gorgeous as you are!

Clayton Shumway July 6, 2009 at 10:28 am

Clean content is king (say that 5 times fast!) Nice blog! I’m impressed with the caliber of blogs that use the Thesis Theme.

Gilroy Fernandez October 19, 2009 at 7:11 am

Great work Dude. It’s really beautifully redesigned.

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