Posts Tagged ‘design tips’
Editor’s note: This post was written by Gary Dek, the blogger behind www.StartABlog123.com as well as a dozen other niche sites. He offers amateur and professional bloggers digital marketing advice relating to building sustainable online businesses.
It only takes people a few seconds to decide if they want to browse a site further than the homepage. In an age where every website has dozens of direct competitors, it is critical to get people to stop and read your content. A clean and elegant design coupled with easy navigation, simple blog structure, and immensely useful content can lower your bounce rate and improve user interaction.
By focusing on the user experience, this article will provide you with ideas that can be implemented to enhance your readers’ experience so that they will want to continue reading and share your work. Here are some blog design tips to help you achieve this. Read More
As a blogger, you probably have dabbled in web design and its elements. While no one will deny that content is king – and you probably expend a lot of effort on making sure you dish out content that your readers will find irresistible – there is also something to be said about a good-looking blog. After all, the days of pure text displayed in the starkest of manners are gone!
Instead, we see all sorts and manner of blog designs – from the simplest to the most complicated. Whatever design you go for, one of the critical elements is typography. Someone once said that 95% of web design is typography, and it might very well be true, so let’s take a look at three simple typography tips for bloggers, especially those who are not design experts. Read More
One of my biggest pet peeves when reading really good material is to read that content on a website that gives me a headache to navigate or view.
While there are many website design mistakes a blogger can makes I have compiled a list of 5 mistakes that can kill a blog before it even gets started.
1. Strange Fonts For Content Sections
While using a unique font to create your websites logo or perhaps even sidebar titles might give your blog a fresh feel that’s where unique fonts should end. Â When it comes to fonts bloggers should incorporate georgia, times new roman, times or serif fonts into their content. If you view HuffingtonPost, New York Times and various other content based sites you will quickly realize that they use those standard fonts because they are easily recognizable and therefore easy to read. If you choose to use a custom font for your content I suggest polling your friends and family members to see if they find the custom font easy to read. Read More