Design History of the Keks Blog – Part III

For almost 3 years, this blog has been using the YAMINTH theme, but as of this weekend, it’s entered the world of Responsive Design with the purchase and implimentation of Readolog… the look and functionality of this design will no doubt be tweaked in coming days and weeks, but once established, this will be a design that will be around for a few years.

US Politics – SoMD Style

Mid-terms elections here in the US today, and I had to capture some of the local election campaign signs before they disappear. They’ve been up for AGES, and I’ve been meaning to take a photo of a few but have been too busy or slack to do so until now, the last minute.

Much like these photos, I’ve had the intention to blog about the experience of living in the US for some time, but been too slack. Honestly, there’s always something else that has taken priority over blogging, so it’s not entirely due to slackness.

Anyway, that all changes now, as I kill two birds with one stone today, taking these election sign photos and blogging about them… and hopefully, it will start the blogging ball rolling and I make good on my promise (to myself) to post a regular update on the positives and negatives of living in the US.

But that’s for another day… now, back to these Mid-Term Election campaign signs.

Merimbula Summer Sunset

Merimbula Summer Sunset

Have been tweeting on @WeMelbourne about blogging all night and my site hasn’t been updated since December… how embarrassing. That’s going to change… yes with this post but also from now on… more blogging… YES, I KNOW… I’ve said that before and failed. It’ll be different this time… I hope.

So, anyway… this is one of my all-to-common “Claytons” blog posts. But at least it gets 2013 on the calendar.

This photo was taken back in January, when the clan went to Merimbula for 10 days. Beautiful part of the country.

Given it’s 1.40am, I think I’ll leave it at that.

A-League VIII – Round 1

It’s been a long time since I publicly tipped on A-League, and am going to try my hand today at this weeks opening round of Season 8.

Despite the coaching changes since last season seeming to suggest this should be a win for the blue side of Melbourne, I’m going to tip with my heart and say the Heart will beat Victory tonight.

Wellington will spoil Del Piero’s welcome to the A-League,  but defeating Sydney.

Glory will take out their revenge on the Roar.

Central Coast will be too strong for the Wanderers.

Heskey will impress for Newcastle as they teach Adelaide a thing or two… no mercy will be shown the already depressed Reds, coming off their aggregate loss in their Asian Championship League efforts.

So… they’re my tips for this weekend.  If they’re any good, I might do this again.

Design History of the Keks Blog – Part II

Over six years ago, I posted a design history of the evolutions/changes that had taken place over the previous five-and-a-half years. Time to post an update.

Unlike the last design history post, I’ve stuck with the WordPress for the past six years, and stuck with the one domain… the information below shows what has changes though.



First Post: 31st of May, 2006
Last Post: 4th of July, 2007
Comment: This design was a tiny tweak of Fredrik Fahlstad’s fSpring theme. It was not a major deviation from the tweaked Kubrik theme that came before it… a little more polished and less common definitely, but had too much in common with its predecessor, so lasted little over a year before I abandoned it for something fresher and more customised.



First Post: 25th of September, 2007
Last Post: 29th of February, 2012
Comment: This design was a heavily modified version of the 4u by utombox, which was itself based on the much used and modified Hemingway theme.

This theme underwent some minor tweaks here and there on it’s time on this site, but is to-date the most long lasting of all the themes that I’ve used here… four-and-a-half years.


That brings us to the current design ((First Post: 24th of March 2012)), YAMINTH which is a wonderful, fresh and minimalist design that is well suited to what this site has become of late, i.e. basically a photoblog with the occasional traditional-type blog… only time will tell how long it lasts here, but I expect it will be a stayer.