CategoryBlog Design
Dates on Blog Posts – Should You Have Them?
22nd of July 2008 Darren Rowse 62

Dates on Blog Posts – Should You Have Them?

Last week in my post exploring how to make blogs sticky I suggested (in point 14) that one technique to consider is to remove the dates from your blog posts. My theory is that dates can either add to or take away from a post. Let me explore this a ...more
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Thesis – a WordPress Theme Design Worth Considering
18th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 61

Thesis – a WordPress Theme Design Worth Considering

What do you get when you take one great blog designer and match him with a fantastic blogger with superb writing ability and marketing skills? Not it’s not the start to a bad joke and yes the answer could be many things – but today I’m excited because one of ...more
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Best WordPress Template Designs
7th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 140

Best WordPress Template Designs

Every week I’m asked by readers to recommend a WordPress template. I thought it’d make an interesting discussion – which WordPress templates are your favorites? I know it always varies from blog to blog when you’re choosing the best template for the job but I’d love to see some of ...more
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How Many Posts Should You Show On Your Blog’s Front Page?
3rd of July 2008 Darren Rowse 102

How Many Posts Should You Show On Your Blog’s Front Page?

@tcdzomba (on Twitter) asked me – “Do u have a post up about how many blog posts to keep on the front page of the blog?” It’s not a topic that I’ve written about specifically before so let me write on that topic now for you and open it up ...more
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The Importance of ‘Pause Points’ On Your Blog
1st of July 2008 Darren Rowse 43

The Importance of ‘Pause Points’ On Your Blog

Over the last week I’ve run some Crazy Egg heat map tracking on two posts on Digital Photography School (both of which got to the front page of Digg and got a lot of traffic) that both highlight to me a very simple method of increasing the number of pages ...more
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On Making Your Blog Design Work For You
18th of May 2008 Darren Rowse 18

On Making Your Blog Design Work For You

I’m doing most of my linking out to the great posts that I read over on Twitter these days but today a post by Chris Brogan got my attention that I’d particularly like to highlight. You can read it at: Make Your Blog Design Work For You What I like ...more
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How Do I Get a Professionally Designed Blog?
7th of May 2008 Daniel Scocco 64

How Do I Get a Professionally Designed Blog?

In this post Daniel Scocco answers a question from Reader Mar Joseph who asks: I would like to have my site professionally designed as my lack of code knowledge is really holding me back. What are the best avenues to find designers? First of all let’s identify the goal behind ...more
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Should I Have a BlogRoll on my Blog
27th of April 2008 Darren Rowse 63

Should I Have a BlogRoll on my Blog

@SalesBlogcast asks – “What’s the difference between haveing “links” vs. a “blog roll?” Benefits? Chosing wisely?” Ultimately the word ‘blogroll’ is just a different term used to describe a list of links, usually on the sidebar of a blog. It’s just a different label for the list of links I ...more
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Blog Design – Does it Matter?
26th of April 2008 Darren Rowse 62

Blog Design – Does it Matter?

@mattpacker asks – how important is the design of your blog and how hard a decision do you think it would be to develop a new theme for it? There will probably be a little debate over this one in the comments on this post because every time I see ...more
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