Archive for the ‘Blog Design’ Category
A professionally designed and developed website is always best when launching your blog with the hope of captivating an audience and seriously making your mark in the blogosphere. A beautiful, user-friendly design can contribute significantly to the success or failure of your site as more readers are now keen and hungry for good quality design and content. If your blog lacks standard functional elements such as a seamless reading experience, facilitating easy communication and basic up-time you’ll quickly find your blogging efforts doomed.
Hiring a professional developer may not always be the best option as I’m sure many are strapped for cash and doing it yourself may be the only option. Regardless, I recommend seriously considering hiring a pro with the experience and vision to walk you through and take care of the hard work. Read More
Load time and responsiveness are very important factors to consider when building a blog design to deliver content and services to the public. Think of your blog as delivering a service and if your site takes a long time to load its no better than going to a restaurant and waiting half hour for a meal that should be delivered in 5 minutes. Faster load times simply mean a better experience for your readers plus your chances of converting sales or acquiring a loyal reader is significantly improved. In addition to that, Google and Bing now use your websites’ load time as an indicator for your placement in search engines. Faster sites are placed higher in the results.
I know there are hundreds of good articles on the web about website speed but there aren’t many for the WordPress newbie. So without getting too technical, here are some simple changes you can make to your blog to speed it up and offer a more natural experience for your readers. Read More
When you want to begin selling online, it’s important to not only consider the audience of consumers to whom you want to appeal, but also the methods and tools you want to use to do so. With the rising trend of mobile devices, and consumers using them to access the Internet, responsive design is a critical starting point.
Not only does it reduce bounce rates, increase time on site, and lead to higher revenues, it also your brand’s credibility, trustworthiness, and reputation online. Read More
It’s the beginning of a new year and the time when we begin to wonder how we can make our blog presence even more profitable, this year. What are the changes we can adopt and considerations to keep in mind to craft a powerful web presence? The truth is, if you’ve a successful blog on your hands, why change a good thing. If it delivers returns, don’t do anything different.
However, if you think your blog isn’t delivering value, in spite of consistently creating useful, actionable and engaging content; it’s time to take a close hard look at the design of your blog. It might be playing spoilsport by interfering with the UX and bringing down the quality of your blog. In such cases, it needs a facelift and a rethink that will help it compete to its optimum potential in 2014.
Whether you’re starting a brand new blog or giving the design of your existing blog a facelift, keeping these 7 considerations in mind will ensure your blog delivers the value you’ve come to expect from it:
1. Design Shouldn’t Supersede Content
QWERTY. Mean anything to you? Chances are pretty high that the answer is yes if you are reading this since QWERTY has become the standard arrangement of keys to facilitate fast, accurate typing since the very first typewriters went into production.
Back then issues such as key jamming were rife and there was evidence that placing frequently used letters further apart from each other, actually increased typing speed. Keys were also angled diagonally to minimise issues with the mechanical linkages of the machine. Read More
Building a website seems like a pretty easy process: pick a design, pick a web hosting service, then hit the ‘on’ button when it’s all ready to go. But building a successful, useful site takes a bit more thinking than that: here are five great tips to keep in mind when building a website, whether it’s to highlight a hobby, tell some stories, or build a following for a business.
Keep the rich media to a minimum Read More
As we face the end of the year – and the start of a new year – I am sure that changes are in your mind. And, if you’ve been looking at the same blog for the past 12 months, you’re probably considering starting 2014 with a new look, or at least some new elements. Sure, a blog redesign is not uncalled for at the time of the year.
Of course, a blog redesign isn’t something you go into just because you can. (Although that’s a good reason as any, sometimes.) If you want your efforts to bring good things your way, take a look at these tips that will supercharge your blog redesign. Read More
Today on the Internet, standing out is harder than ever, but it is more important than ever in today’s hyper competitive market. If you can build a website that is designed in a way that is attractive to both people and search engine algorithms, you can increase your rankings on various search engines, including Google.
Whether you’re designing a simple 3-page introduction site to a site for a corporation with hundreds or even thousands of pages, each site must have a number of particular design elements in place so it will be able to fully benefit from launching an SEO campaign. Here are some tips to keep in mind when designing or refining a website for higher search engine rankings.
Responsive WordPress themes are all the rage these days, and rightly so. While not everyone might be joining the responsive design bandwagon, there is a strong case to be made for this school of thought. After all, with people gaining access to the Internet using devices of all shapes and sizes (well, maybe not shapes, but definitely sizes), a web site owner has to do what he can to ensure that the viewing experience is pleasant across the board.
That’s where responsive design comes into the picture.
If you are looking to tweak your blog so that you can present a responsive experience to your readers, let us help you by showcasing some of the best responsive WordPress Themes from ThemeForest, one of the hottest sources of themes today. ThemeForest offers a wide selection, from Parallax WordPress Themes to Joomla templates. Read More
Not only is blogging one of the most popular pastimes for young professionals, but it’s also a great way to earn a little extra income. Blogging is all about finding your voice and knowing how to identify and reach a niche audience by implementing smart, blogging strategies.
Building or increasing viewership to your blog involves more than just integrating marketing strategies onto your blog, it’s also about finding creative ways to design it in order to captivate viewers and coming back for more. In a society that’s all about visual stimulation, it’s necessary for bloggers to understand the fundamentals of blog design in order to be successful, popular bloggers.
If you’re new to the blogging game, and wish to find ways to build an on audience implementing creative visuals onto your page layout, here are five creative ways you can attract your viewers using simple design layout techniques. Read More