CategoryBlog Design
8 Strategic Blog Home Pages that Draw Readers Deeper
30th of March 2011 Guest Blogger 59

8 Strategic Blog Home Pages that Draw Readers Deeper

This guest post is by The Blog Tyrant. One of the hardest tasks a blogger can face is getting readers to stick around. In actual fact, its one of the most important things you’ll ever learn to do. Why? Because unless those visitors delve deeper into your site you are ...more
Blog Design
The Ultimate Guide to Creating Your Blog Logo
17th of February 2011 Guest Blogger 63

The Ultimate Guide to Creating Your Blog Logo

This guest post is by Liane of the Blog Design Team. After almost three years of blogging, and about the same time spent discovering my addiction to graphic design, I’ve come to realize that both of my passion go hand in hand. Blogging and design is a match made in ...more
Blog Design
Prepare for a Custom Blog Redesign in 5 Simple Steps
15th of November 2010 Guest Blogger 21

Prepare for a Custom Blog Redesign in 5 Simple Steps

This guest post is by Josh Mullineaux, co-founder of Highlighter.com and Unique Blog Designs. Over the past four years, my business has completed over 500 custom blog projects and through that experience, we’ve learned the ins and outs of a what contributes to a successful blog design. Today, I wanted ...more
Blog Design
Thesis Theme for WordPress Upgrades to Version 1.6
3rd of November 2009 Darren Rowse 51

Thesis Theme for WordPress Upgrades to Version 1.6

One of my favorite WordPress themes – Thesis – has in the last week released an update with some pretty cool features. My strategy with blog design is like this. I generally aim towards a completely customized blog design that will give my blog a distinct look and brand – ...more
Blog Design
Run a Competition to Find Your Next WordPress Blog Design
31st of July 2009 Darren Rowse 72

Run a Competition to Find Your Next WordPress Blog Design

One of the most common questions I’m asked by readers starting out with blogging is around blog design and how they can get an affordable but unique blog design. The irony of this is that I’m a self confessed dud when it comes to blog design. These days I hire ...more
Blog Design
79% of Bloggers Pay Nothing for their Blog Design
23rd of July 2009 Darren Rowse 85

79% of Bloggers Pay Nothing for their Blog Design

Over the last few weeks the poll I’ve been running here on ProBlogger has asked people about who designed their blog. The results are in and it looks like that the vast majority of bloggers are not paying for themes. 61% of our readers are using free themes in some ...more
Blog Design
Theme Wars – Where WP Themes ‘Battle’
21st of July 2009 Darren Rowse 40

Theme Wars – Where WP Themes ‘Battle’

This is one of the cooler ideas I’ve seen in a while – it’s a WordPress theme site with a twist – ThemeWars. Each week two WordPress themes are featured and readers are asked to vote for their favorite. While obviously the site’s about selling WP themes it’s also kind ...more
Blog Design
Designing a Custom WordPress Theme – Working with a Designer [PART 2]
18th of May 2009 Darren Rowse 26

Designing a Custom WordPress Theme – Working with a Designer [PART 2]

Today, Amir Helzer from WPML (WordPress Multilingual) shares his experience building a custom WordPress theme. In my previous post, I talked about what I do when commissioning custom WordPress theme design. It left where the job started. In this post, I’ll talk about the steps that follow – working with ...more
Blog Design
Designing a Custom WordPress Theme – Working with a Designer
17th of May 2009 Darren Rowse 40

Designing a Custom WordPress Theme – Working with a Designer

Today, Amir Helzer from WPML (WordPress Multilingual) shares his experience building a custom WordPress theme. When you’re designing your blog all sorts of options are open to you – starting with a free theme (that you can later edit), through a premium customizable theme (like Thesis or Revolution2) and ending ...more
Blog Design