Camels With Hammers Solicits Your Design Help!

So, here’s the deal. We’re in the process of upgrading the site to improve the blog in a number of ways, hopefully by our year anniversary as “Camels With Hammers” (June 22).

The most visible and obvious change coming is a total aesthetic redesign. Essentially, we’ll be turning on the lights and ditching all the black on the site. As sleek as I have always thought contrasting black on white text from me with white on black texts for those whom I quote, there is often too much quoted material in some posts to make them readable at all. And the eyes have too much trouble, I find, skimming back and forth between black on white and white on black.

So, we’re ditching my beloved black and orange scheme. The Camels With Hammers logo will be a dark brown and we are working out a complementary border color.

And the most important thing I think we need is a title banner.

So as we are working these things out, possibly not to finish by our June 22 goal but definitely within a week or two of it, I decided it would be fun to solicit your help. In the comments section of this post, share your ideas about colors and the site’s aesthetic. Play with this amazing color picking device and if you really really enjoy artistic design projects, maybe volunteer potential banners of your own design (which we would credit permanently on the site if it is chosen or if it contributes to something else we settle on). Themes which visualize camels and hammers (and, even more awesomely camels actually with hammers would, of course, be the most preferred choice.

And I will come right out and say it, I envy the Butterflies and Wheels banner a great deal.  Could a distinct Camels With Hammers equivalent be devised?

Your Designs?  Your Thoughts?

Send any visual representations of ideas or banner mock ups  you have to throughout the next week and potentially make your major contribution to Camels With Hammers in doing so!

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About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.