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 I’ve also updated the woefully outdated About page.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



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…


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 ;)


Chin Yong

July 6th, 2009 at 1pm

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



August 21st, 2009 at 7am

Can we get this bad boy?


Chu Yeow

August 23rd, 2009 at 10am

Hi Yayo, you can grab the source for the theme from 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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