CategoryBlog 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
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Blog Design for Beginners
17th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 55

Blog Design for Beginners

The following post is a guest post from the very talented blog designer, Peter Flaschner, as part of the blogging for beginners series. Hi all. I’m Peter Flaschner, the founder and creative dictator at The Blog Studio. I’m going to walk you through the process we go through when designing ...more
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Keeping Visitors on Your Blog – Give them Something else to Read
16th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 13

Keeping Visitors on Your Blog – Give them Something else to Read

Yesterday I had an email from Jim Logan that contains a tip that I’m sure some will find helpful. Jim has kindly given me permission to publish it here: Hi Darren! I discovered something on my site that your readers may find of interest. Recently I changed the template of ...more
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Comment Design Showcase
7th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 5

Comment Design Showcase

Smiley Cat has put together a great idea over at their Comment Design Showcase. The page is a collection of screen caps from some beautifully designed comments sections which each link back to the blogs that they are from. It’s great to see them all side by side like that.
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‘Must Have’ Sidebar Features
1st of February 2006 Darren Rowse 34

‘Must Have’ Sidebar Features

BlogSEO has posted an interesting list titled 10 Must-Have Things That Should be on Your Blog’s Side Bar which I’m certain will cause some debate among ProBlogger readers. As I look down the list there are some I strongly agree with and others which I have a personal aversion to. ...more
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Improving the Readability of Your Comments Section
30th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 5

Improving the Readability of Your Comments Section

I love it when bloggers get on a ‘hot streak’ with their blogs and write multiple link worthy posts in a short period of time. Rachel’s blog is hot right now in my opinion (I seem to be linking to her a lot) and today she’s written an interesting post ...more
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Blog Design Solutions
28th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 7

Blog Design Solutions

I’m quite excited to see that a team of talented blog designers (Phil Sherry, Andy Budd, Simon Collison, Michael Heilemann, Drew McLellan, David Powers, Chris J. Davis and John Oxton) have just announced their new book titled Blog Design Solutions. I’m not familiar with all of the authors but those ...more
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Liquid Width or Static Width Blog Design?
24th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 33

Liquid Width or Static Width Blog Design?

Graywolf has started a worthwhile series titled Maximizing Profits With Website Design and Layout which I’ll be following closely. The first in the series tackles the eternal debate of web designers over wether liquid width or static width designs are better. This is a question I have pondered over the ...more
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