CategoryBlog Design
How to Create a Blog Theme from Scratch
27th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 2

How to Create a Blog Theme from Scratch

ProBlogger.net’s blog designer Rachel Cunliffe has started a series of posts that I’m sure many of you who love to play around with your blog’s templates will enjoy. In her post Creating a blog theme from scratch she outlines where she’d headed with it. Her 7 steps are: Consulting with ...more
Blog Design
Free Studio Designed WordPress Theme
25th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 19

Free Studio Designed WordPress Theme

One of my favorite blog design houses, The Blog Studio, have released a second free theme for WordPress 1.5 and 2.0. It’s called Liquid Summer and you can see it in action here. It’s a three column design and has a nice feel about it (even though that green is ...more
Blog Design
Optimizing your Title Tag for SEO on 3 Different Platforms
22nd of March 2006 32

Optimizing your Title Tag for SEO on 3 Different Platforms

This post has been submitted by regular contributor – Aaron Brazell A lot has been made of SEO as it comes to blogging, both here at Problogger and elsewhere. If you are a regular reader of this site, then this is especially critical to you. You read this blog because ...more
Blog Design
How to: Placing Adsense Strategically Between Posts
9th of March 2006 68

How to: Placing Adsense Strategically Between Posts

Greetings, fellow Probloggers (and those who aspire to be probloggers). It’s somewhat surreal to be posting here. Darren’s highlighted who I am pretty well (though I’m not sure where he dug up that photo!), so I’ll simply add that my strength lies in WordPress. I have been an active part ...more
Blog Design
Do Ugly Blogs Convert Better?
8th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 37

Do Ugly Blogs Convert Better?

I’ve been meaning to link to and comment on Robert Scoble’s post on The role of anti-marketing design (or how ‘ugly’ designs often do better – especially with AdSense). He refers to ‘plentyofffish.com‘ as an example of one site that is reportedly making some big dollars from AdSense despite it’s ...more
Blog Design
Time Stamps on Blogs – How Many Does a Blog Need?
2nd of March 2006 Darren Rowse 1

Time Stamps on Blogs – How Many Does a Blog Need?

Rachel has been asking some interesting questions about Time Stamps on blogs in an attempt to de-clutter them. I think it could be an interesting discussion so head over and have your say.
Blog Design
Blog Design for Beginners Part 2
1st of March 2006 Darren Rowse 25

Blog Design for Beginners Part 2

The following post is part 2 (of 3) of a series of guest posts on the topic of Blog Design – written by blog designer, Peter Flaschner from Blog Studio. In my last post, I described the process we use at The Blog Studio to design a web site. Today, ...more
Blog Design
An Introduction to Using Images on Blogs
21st of February 2006 Darren Rowse 26

An Introduction to Using Images on Blogs

The following post was submitted by Duncan Riley from the Blog Herald, Weblog Empire and b5media. I asked Duncan to explore the topic of using Images on Blogs. I think you’ll agree that his article below is a very comprehensive exploration of the topic which I hope you will find ...more
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Blog Format Discussion
20th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 10

Blog Format Discussion

There has been a bit of talk in the last few days about the need for new ways of formatting blogs. Michael Parekh talks On Blogs Stuck in a Rut: ‘I’ve long wondered how great it would be if my current blogging platform Typepad (a part of Six Apart) or ...more
Blog Design