One of the core values here at Quirkipreneur headquarters? Support for community!
So here's a wee shout out to the code-monkeys, open-source projects and start-ups that help support THIS community through their work:
Ghost and GhostPRO -- a new open-source blogging platform and host with an emphasis on good old fashioned blogging. It's beautiful in design and simplicity, and I'm loving the ease with which I can dig into the code. Ghost is in an early beta form of development, so features are still limited, and you'll need to be at least a little bit comfortable with code to customize your theme very much, but me? I ain't afraid of no code!
Zen-Zero Theme Zen-Zero is the lovely Ghost theme I have hacked into and generally screwed up on the way to getting this puppy live. The core of the theme is solid, and the author has been keeping it nicely updated with the new Ghost features as they're added. Yay! It's available through ThemeForest (Part of the network of Envato sites which are SO useful!) -- and yes, that's an affiliate link, the only one in this bunch, I believe.
Tapirus Search for Ghost, by mettacotta.com gets a credit,too... though their website is down at the moment so I can't get you the exact link -- but I CAN link you to Tapir itself, which does the heavy lifting!
Ouija is responsible for the very cool inline comment system -- it's totally not cleared for production use, but I went ahead and installed it so we can play around a bit. I can't wait for it to become full featured!
So to all of these folks, whether they offer their work for free or for fee?
None of my sites would exists without people like you, and I know it.
Oh, and one more thing... if you're looking for who does the primary illustrations on this site? That'd be me! There's a contact form if you need to reach me about them: http://www.quirkipreneurs.com/contact/