CategoryBlog Design
5 Ways to Use Images to Make Your Posts Irresistible
16th of November 2012 Darren Rowse 47

5 Ways to Use Images to Make Your Posts Irresistible

This week on #blogchat on Twitter, we discussed the use of images in blog posts, and I thought that some of the advice we covered there might be useful for you too. So here are my top tips for using images in your blog posts. 1. Use an image per ...more
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How to Work With Designers to Design Your Blog
23rd of October 2012 Guest Blogger 31

How to Work With Designers to Design Your Blog

This guest post is by Rob Cubbon. Psychologists have long been aware of the halo effect—a situation in which our judgment of a person’s character is influenced by our overall impression of them. The same is true of websites. Rightly or wrongly, we judge a website first and foremost by ...more
Blog Design
A Basic Visual Design Guide for the Visually Incompetent
20th of October 2012 Guest Blogger 19

A Basic Visual Design Guide for the Visually Incompetent

This guest post is by Anabelle of Read, Write, Live. Have you ever woken up one day, looked at your blog’s header and other visual elements, and thought, “My, this is ugly!” You need a visual redesign. What to do? There are two solutions to this problem: you hire a ...more
Blog Design
Create a Professional Blog Logo on a Budget
28th of September 2012 Guest Blogger 29

Create a Professional Blog Logo on a Budget

This guest post is by Samuel of Internet Dreams. I am a logo hunter! What that means is I almost always stop and look at a new site’s logo. Almost like shooting at it, but with my eyes! Believe it or not, this now has a profound influence on whether ...more
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9 Elements of the Perfect Post
13th of September 2012 Guest Blogger 41

9 Elements of the Perfect Post

This guest post is by Ginny Soskey of Shareaholic. A perfect blog post is hard to come by. Sometimes the mistakes are small, like a grammatical error, and other times the mistakes are so glaring that you just can’t look away. You spend so much time coming up with post ...more
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How to Build and Monetize a Mobile-Optimized Blog
6th of September 2012 Guest Blogger 24

How to Build and Monetize a Mobile-Optimized Blog

This guest post is by Thomas Samph and Matt Convente of Grovo.com. For bloggers, creating a mobile site can seem daunting. Without the time, money and a working knowledge of various coding languages, a mobile site can seem out of reach. But today, just like anyone who only has a ...more
Blog Design
What to Put Above the Fold on Your Blog, And Why
30th of August 2012 Guest Blogger 45

What to Put Above the Fold on Your Blog, And Why

This guest post is by the Blog Tyrant. The Blog Tyrant is a 26 year old Australian guy who plays video games at lunch time and sells blogsfor $20,000 a pop.
Blog Design
The 5 Keys to Blog Usability
9th of March 2012 Guest Blogger 38

The 5 Keys to Blog Usability

This guest post is by Neil Patel of Quick Sprout. The user is king. That’s what a lot of pundits are saying these days, from usability experts to SEO gurus and content marketing pros. Actually, it’s always been true, and it’s why the mantra “content is king” has always been so ...more
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Looking Good: Simple Ways to Create Sensational Blog Images
1st of March 2012 Guest Blogger 24

Looking Good: Simple Ways to Create Sensational Blog Images

This guest post is by Jo Gifford of Cherry Sorbet Creative. Blogs that look great attract the attention of the reader, it’s as easy as that. Your content might be amazing but if your blog has a terrible aesthetic you are missing out on a slice of magic to make ...more
Blog Design