CategoryBlog Design
Blog Spring Clean Checklist
19th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 11

Blog Spring Clean Checklist

Last week I did a spring clean of my office (although it is Summer here). It’s amazing how many bits and pieces one can accumulate over time and how they pile up to become an accumulative mess. Blogs can also become messy over time in a similar way. Most obviously ...more
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Finding Cheap and Free Stock Photos for your Blog
19th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 12

Finding Cheap and Free Stock Photos for your Blog

If you’re looking for good cheap (and/or free) stock photos for your blog there is a helpful list over at Presentation Zen titled Where can you find good images? found via LifeHacker
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Net Users Take 1/20th of a Second to Judge your Blog’s Design
17th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 23

Net Users Take 1/20th of a Second to Judge your Blog’s Design

Martin just emailed me a link to an article that is sure to depress some bloggers. It talks about how internet users only take one twentieth of a second to decide whether they like the look of a website. ‘Dr Gitte Lindgaard and colleagues from Carleton University in Ottawa flashed ...more
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Four easy steps to add your own Del.icio.us link in Typepad
6th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 13

Four easy steps to add your own Del.icio.us link in Typepad

This post was submitted by Vic Correro from Writesville.com. I have to give credit where credit is due. I first saw Darren’s use of the ‘Add this post to del.icio.us link a while back and decided that I would like to do the same to Writesville.com. I think this is ...more
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How to Decide How Many Columns are Best for your Blog
6th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 19

How to Decide How Many Columns are Best for your Blog

‘How Many Columns is it best to have on a blog?’ Now there’s a question that must be in the top 10 that I got asked in 2005. It’s one of the biggest dilemmas that bloggers tackle when putting together a blog. There are of course no right or wrong ...more
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Blog Design Satisfaction
5th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 12

Blog Design Satisfaction

The Following post was submitted by Dave from PSP Culture What are you trying to achieve with the design of your blog? Income from Advertising Streams Reader Loyalty Personal Satisfaction For a while I believed all three points above were mutually exclusive. That is, pursuing any one of the above ...more
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7 Blog Design Trends for 2006
2nd of January 2006 Darren Rowse 23

7 Blog Design Trends for 2006

Rachel over at cre8d design (with a new design on her own blog) outlines seven Blog Design Trends for 2006. She gives examples of each (and in the process points out some of the most beautifully designed blogs going around). The 7 trends Rachel outlines are: Big fonts Top border ...more
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Finding Photos for Your Blog
27th of December 2005 Darren Rowse 31

Finding Photos for Your Blog

My name is Allan Barizo and I write for The Information Bank and the freeware review. A picture may be worth a thousand words but nobody wants to pay a thousand dollars for rights to use it in their blog. Why pay money to put someone’s photos in an article? ...more
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How pictures can sell your post (and your product)
15th of December 2005 Darren Rowse 24

How pictures can sell your post (and your product)

Next up in the 12 Days of Christmas Series is a blog tip from Pro Blogger Arieanna Foley – a (blogger who has at last count) involvement in over 16 blogs (actually it’s probably more than that now she’s a channel editor at b5) on a wide range of topics. ...more
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