I’m looking for a logo designer and a WordPress theme designer for this site — I want to replace the (rather generic) Helvetica nameplate at the top, and I have a small list of tweaks to make to the body. Ideally I’d like to work with experienced designers who read the site and know the tone of the content, but I’ll value all recommendations. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.
05/26/2013 UPDATE: Many thanks to everyone who’s responded — there are too many to thank individually, but I value all the advice and recommendations that I’ve received and will review them all carefully. Thanks again!
Futility Closet has been growing fast — there are now more than 7,000 posts in the archive, and subscriptions are setting new records every week now. But the functionality hasn’t changed since I launched the site in 2005. I want to devote this year to catching up and helping the site realize its full potential. I could use your help in doing this, as you know best what’s lacking. What new features would you like to see? What new media and formats should I publish in? Should I get involved in social media? Would you be interested in a Futility Closet book? Should we start a forum so that readers can interact? In general, how can I make the site more useful to you?
In the coming days I’m going to be starting a series of discussions on the blog to discuss these questions — see the link to “Blog” in the sidebar under Info. I’d really value your help and advice. Thanks in advance for your suggestions, and thanks, as always, for reading.
Okay, here’s a new look, at last. The features and content are the same, but we’ve updated the theme. Two main things to note:
1. I’ve added a blog, linked in the sidebar, with comments enabled. There we can discuss the new look as well as some additional developments that I’m beginning to consider, including establishing a community here, offering merchandise, and publishing a series of books.
2. If you’re on a mobile device, you’re now viewing the main site directly. Previously you were getting a mobile version served by the WPtouch plugin, which omitted some features. I need your feedback: Is this better? Do you want to go back to WPtouch? Would you rather have a dedicated mobile theme, and if so what features should that include? (UPDATE: I’ll address the font readability, and I’ve reverted to WPtouch while I investigate getting a dedicated mobile theme. Other comments are still welcome.)
We can discuss all this on the blog; my aim is to do most of the backstage discussion there and save the front page for actual content. You can also write to me directly at email@example.com. Thanks for reading!