Taking a short break from the ‘Finding Readers mini-series‘ because I asked fellow blogger and blog designer Rachel Cunliffe to write a post for me on good blog design. The following is what she wrote:
I’ve been making blogs for a while now, will be launching a Blog Design Showcase in January 2004 and I’ll be redesigning my blog in the near future as things have got a bit messy here for my liking, so this is also a reminder to myself.
Of course, it’s all pretty basic stuff, but it’s amazing how many bloggers
get carried away in the excitement of creating a blog and forget or ignore
- font size
- good use of white space
- works cross-browser and uses standards-compliant code
- Consistent navigation
- Easy-to-find email address or contact form
- Search facility
- RSS/XML feed
- Fast loading
- Just as you would hire an architect to design your house, why not
hire a blog designer to create a blog that reflects you and your interests
and is memorable visually?
Have I forgotten anything?
Feel free to leave your own ideas on good blog design so we can all learn from the process.