CategoryBlog Design
How To Sleep Better After an Upgrade – Blog Unit Testing
6th of February 2009 Darren Rowse 38

How To Sleep Better After an Upgrade – Blog Unit Testing

Upgrading your blog platform? This guest post from Sid Savara, who writes about personal development and personal productivity is for you. If you’re a Thesis user (like me) you may have had some issues recently when upgrading to version 1.4. The issues affected a minority of Thesis users, and required ...more
Blog Design
How to ReDesign a Blog [Part II]
23rd of January 2009 Darren Rowse 31

How to ReDesign a Blog [Part II]

This post is the 2nd in a two part series in which Matt Brett shares how he approached redesigning Digital Photography School. Read Part 1 Here. When it came to developing the new Digital Photography School, the real challenge was brought to the table. How was I going to house ...more
Blog Design
How to Redesign a Blog: Redesigning DPS
21st of January 2009 Darren Rowse 35

How to Redesign a Blog: Redesigning DPS

In this post (the first of two) Web Designer Matt Brett shares some reflections and tips from the process of redesigning my Digital Photography School blog. When I was approached by Darren to take on the task of not only redesigning, but expanding his Digital Photography Schoolblog, I was thrilled ...more
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Use Gravatars to Add Personality to Your Blog
18th of January 2009 Darren Rowse 56

Use Gravatars to Add Personality to Your Blog

In this post Jack Gamble from Babeled sheds some light on a handy service – Gravatars which is a tool that many people are adding to their blogs (I’ve got it operating in the comments section of both TwiTip and Digital Photography School at present). An important thing to remember ...more
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Digital Photography School just got a New Design
13th of January 2009 Darren Rowse 39

Digital Photography School just got a New Design

Blog redesigns are always experiences that are mixed with excitement and a little fear – today has been a day for both of those feelings as we launched a new design for Digital Photography School. The new design includes an expansion from 1 blog to 3, a new portal/aggregation front ...more
Blog Design
Thesis WordPress Theme – 20% off Black Friday Sale Now On
27th of November 2008 Darren Rowse 26

Thesis WordPress Theme – 20% off Black Friday Sale Now On

If you’re looking to upgrade the design of your blog and are interested in a premium blog design then Thesis is a theme that theme that today you can get a pretty good special price on. For the first 150 people to take up the offer there’s a 20% discount ...more
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How I added the Twitter ID field to comments on Twitip.com
22nd of November 2008 Darren Rowse 53

How I added the Twitter ID field to comments on Twitip.com

A couple of days ago I added the ability for those leaving comments on my TwiTip Twitter Tips blog to add their Twitter ID as well as their URL to comments. Since doing this I’ve been asked time and time again how we did it. In this guest post Sean ...more
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How to Increase Subscribers and Reader Engagement
17th of October 2008 Darren Rowse 63

How to Increase Subscribers and Reader Engagement

Last week I decided to find some quality Australian blogs to subscribe to. I used a newly compiled list of Australian Marketing Blogs that Julian Cole put together as the basis for my search. I was excited by the quality of some of the blogs on that list – but ...more
Blog Design
How to Polish Posts: Individual Blog Post Design
9th of September 2008 Darren Rowse 41

How to Polish Posts: Individual Blog Post Design

Much is written about how to ‘design blogs’ (as a whole) but another element of ‘blog design’ that I think is just as important, yet not written about much, is the design of individual blog posts. How blog posts ‘look’ is so important. I’ve seen the power of ‘polishing’ posts ...more
Blog Design