CategoryBlog Design
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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Top 5 Ways to Improve Your Blog’s Usability
8th of March 2008 Skellie 46

Top 5 Ways to Improve Your Blog’s Usability

Skellie is a regular writer for ProBlogger. Check out her new blog Anywired if you’re interested in earning an income online. Usability. Yaaawn, right? Think of it like this: the art of making it as easy as possible for your blog’s visitors to do exactly what you want them to ...more
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Blog Design Competition Winners
11th of February 2008 Darren Rowse 28

Blog Design Competition Winners

Last week I ran a little competition here at ProBlogger asking readers to nominate their favorite blog designs to put them in the running to win one of five copies of Web Design for ROI: Turning Browsers into Buyers & Prospects into Leads. This has been one of my favorite ...more
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Win a Copy of Web Design for ROI
6th of February 2008 Darren Rowse 117

Win a Copy of Web Design for ROI

One of the books that I’ve been enjoying lately is Web Design for ROI: Turning Browsers into Buyers & Prospects into Leads. It might surprise regular readers who know that I’m a self confessed web design dummy to know that I’ve been reading (and enjoying) a book about this topic ...more
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