CategoryBlog Design
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
Blog Design
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
Blog Design
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
Blog Design
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
Blog Design
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
Blog Design
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
Blog Design
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
Blog Design
Blog Design and Ad Conversion
7th of December 2005 Darren Rowse 16

Blog Design and Ad Conversion

Peter’s posted an interesting post over at The Blog Studio on blog design and Ad CTR. Peter’s done a few blog designs lately and has found that in designing blogs to incorporate ads that the blogs have seen significant boosts in conversion. ‘What neither client expected though was that their ...more
Advertising
Making Titles Live Links
8th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 30

Making Titles Live Links

One of the first tips I was given when i started to blog that I’ve not talked about for a while here is to consider making the titles of your posts live links (permalinks). These days most blogging software does this automatically for you – however today as I’ve surfed ...more
Blog Design