Nanyate?! Gets A 2009 Redesign

After designing, coding and scrapping 2 layouts, I finally settled with this new theme, which I call “Zen”. Searching for a personal brand, an identity It was quite a challenge coming up with something new. With my job now related to the Singaporean social media scene, I wanted to create some sort of identity for…


Great WordPress Plugins!

Warning: Absolute vodka geekery ahead! A new theme at Nanyate?! will always be accompanied with some awesome new plugins. So here are the chosen ones. 1. @Reply with Comment Preview Plugin Since I wanted to keep this design clean, I have reluctantly removed WordPress Thread Comments and WP Paged Comments. It is now replaced with…


New Theme: Torii (Alpha Release)

After I saw C-class designers copying my previous theme, I felt compelled to come up with something new. So here is something I created in less than a day. It’s nowhere as pretty as my last layout, but I tried my best given my time constraint! This theme is called ‘Torii’, which is the gate…


Problematic WordPress Upgrade

Sorry for the hiatus, which unfortunately will have to continue for a while. I upgraded to WordPress 2.6 the first day of its release via the Automatic Upgrade plugin. And now my site is filled with problems. MAJOR problems. Until that’s fixed, I’m won’t be updating since it’s affecting every nook and cranny of this…


New Theme Finalized, New Plugins & Code

Sorry for the lack of blogging and commenting. When I start designing a new theme, I will code and re-code until I’m happy with it. Looks like someone has a tendency for obsessive-compulsive disorder. 😯 Just kidding… I’m just a being a perfectionist. Anyway, I’m proud to bring you the final release of Yukata Summer,…


New Theme: Yukata Summer (Beta)

Nanyate?! has a new theme! This layout is titled “Yukata 浴衣 Summer”. For those who are unfamiliar with Japanese culture, yukata is the summer version of a kimono 着物. The flower in the background is inspired from a yukata featured in last year’s issue of JJ Magazine. Yes, I drew it. And yes, it took…


Checking Website Statistics

Question of the Month: How do you measure your site’s success? (i.e. doing what you want it to do) Having owned a site from the world of Geocities back in 1996, and many frequent hiatuses, the world of Web 2.0 is, for the most part, still quite alien to me. I don’t fully understand the…