Blog redesigned

In: Blogging|Personal

5 Jul 2009

After 5 long years of using the same old blog theme, which I’d handcrafted from scratch way back in 2004, I’ve finally got down to refreshing it to a more contemporary look. I’ve also updated the woefully outdated About page.

Here’s a before and after shot:

Blog theme - before and after

I think it’s much better, definitely more modern and minimalist.

The new blog theme is basically a heavily modified version of the
wonderful and free Compositio WordPress theme
you can check out a demo of Compositio here to see how different it is.

The only thing I kept from my old theme, which I affectionately called “Clover”, was the same clover logo. I did that with the shape tool in Photoshop – it’s a simple logo and no skill was required to create it, obviously!

If you’re reading this in a feed reader or one of those aggreggator-type sites, you can help me out by checking out the blog itself and giving me some good old constructive criticism.

6 Responses to Blog redesigned

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choonkeat

July 5th, 2009 at 4pm

I like :-) Though I keep having the impression that the fella sitting there (i know, it’s a bench in a park) is reading the “RSS” in the toilet…

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Chu Yeow

July 5th, 2009 at 4pm

LOL I also see that as a guy reading newspapers in the toilet unless I look closely, so it’s safe to say that effect is intended ;)

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Chin Yong

July 6th, 2009 at 1pm

Nicely done. The paras are not as broad I think and it does make reading easier.

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Yayo

August 21st, 2009 at 7am

Can we get this bad boy?

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Chu Yeow

August 23rd, 2009 at 10am

Hi Yayo, you can grab the source for the theme from http://github.com/chuyeow/compositio-wordpress-theme/. There’s some hardcoded text in there (like the name of the blog) so you’ll have to make some adjustments.

Lemme know if you do end up using it!

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