I have not done any design changes to Singularity Weblog for over 18 months. And I am afraid that the look and feel of my blog are starting to age.
There are 3 main reasons for taking so long:
1. Design changes take a lot of time
Until now I have not been convinced that investing my scarce time in redesigning Singularity Weblog will be time better spent than that invested in creating more new and unique high-quality content. After all, you come here for the content and not for my blog’s good looks, right?
2. Design changes take money
In addition to the time spent in thinking about and overseeing the update process, the reality is that I will have to pay a considerable amount of money to make it happen.
3. Design changes must facilitate optimum user engagement and experience
I want to make sure that any update will not bring about only subjective aesthetic changes but will go deeper than that. Ideally, a proper update must be aimed at objectively improving one thing that is very important to me: user experience.
But currently I do not have an objective idea as per what would be the best design layout in terms of improving your browsing experience on every possible device and platform.
And so I have been delaying.
But I can wait no more. It is time to design a more user- and mobile-friendly, better looking, more secure and faster loading Singularity Weblog. And one of the best ways to do so is by running some blog design and layout testing.
Please be aware that for the next 2 or 3 months Singularity Weblog will be undergoing layout testing and design changes.
Thus you are likely to notice one or several new blog layouts with new colors and text fonts. In other words, this blog may look different from what you are used to.
It may also look different for different people and on different devices.
Please do not be alarmed – this is a normal part of the process.
Testing should take roughly about 2 months at which point I will review the data and move forward with implementation of the most user-friendly blog layout that I can build and pay for.
In the meantime, I will keep publishing new and interesting unique content so that you can continue keeping an eye on the technological singularity.
I will also do what I can to make this transition as smooth as possible but will ask you to be patient as it is aimed at providing a better user experience for you.
Still, as always, please do not hesitate to send your suggestions, ideas and input.
“Together we can make a better future, better you!”