CategoryBlog Design
Pretty pictures :a question of blog aesthetics.
8th of June 2005 duncan 21

Pretty pictures :a question of blog aesthetics.

Is a blog that uses pictures in its posts more likely to succeed that a blog that posts identical content but doesn’t use the pictures? Sure, we know that there are many other considerations in the success or otherwise of a blog, but take a pure economists view of a ...more
Blog Design
Does size matter?
8th of June 2005 duncan 15

Does size matter?

No, this isn’t a post involving a dirty subject, Darren has had all of us guest bloggers sign in blood that we will behave ourselves here at Problogger, but it is a serious question. Does size matter in terms of blog layout. There is any number of different theories on ...more
Blog Design
Browser compatibility of your blog
7th of June 2005 duncan 18

Browser compatibility of your blog

I’ve put up a different version of this post up at The Blog Herald, but knowing that Darren is a Mac user I wanted to share a slightly different version on the theme here at Problogger: professional bloggers are ignoring compatibility issues. I know from experience that many of the ...more
Blog Design
Blog Layout Continued – The Perfect Number of Columns?
1st of June 2005 Darren Rowse 4

Blog Layout Continued – The Perfect Number of Columns?

Peter Flaschner has a great post on The Perfect Number of Columns which I think bounces off my post on Blog Layout (I say ‘I think’ because he doesn’t link to it – but was part of the discussion here in my post so I’ll take some credit! :-) ). ...more
Blog Design
Less = More with Adsense
1st of June 2005 Darren Rowse 6

Less = More with Adsense

Scrivs gives and insightful update on his decluttered design approach to adsense – the results speak for themselves: ‘Ever since I made the changes to the design of many of my sites to the extra minimalist style I have seen my eCPM increase anywhere from 50%-100%. My CTR has increased ...more
Adsense
Blog Layout
31st of May 2005 Darren Rowse 35

Blog Layout

Jim from Blog Kits shot me an email last week saying that he thought it would be interesting to do a post asking readers what their favorite blog layout was. So…. What is your favorite blog layout? Do you prefer 2 columns, 3 columns or some other format? What are ...more
Blog Design
Does blog design matter?
20th of May 2005 Darren Rowse 11

Does blog design matter?

One of my favorite new bloggers is Peter Flaschner who today asks the question – Does blog design matter? I first reviewed the design of Technorati’s top 10 blogs a month or so ago. At the time, I came to the conclusion that design didn’t really matter all that much. ...more
Blog Design
Blog Design Layouts
12th of May 2005 Darren Rowse 4

Blog Design Layouts

Rachel at Designer Blogs has a cool post with 7 different blog layouts used by top bloggers – classified (with pictures) into navigation, sidebar, design and content. She’s even got pretty pictures!
Blog Design
Blog Design Survey – Planning the design of your Blog
6th of May 2005 Darren Rowse 6

Blog Design Survey – Planning the design of your Blog

Rachel over at Designer Blogs has just posted a blog design survey that she gives her potential clients who are wanting her to quote on blog design. I think its a pretty helpful list for those thinking through a new blog – whether they are getting a professional to design ...more
Blog Design