CategoryBlog Design
How pictures can sell your post (and your product)
15th of December 2005 Darren Rowse 24

How pictures can sell your post (and your product)

Next up in the 12 Days of Christmas Series is a blog tip from Pro Blogger Arieanna Foley – a (blogger who has at last count) involvement in over 16 blogs (actually it’s probably more than that now she’s a channel editor at b5) on a wide range of topics. ...more
Blog Design
Blog Design and Ad Conversion
7th of December 2005 Darren Rowse 16

Blog Design and Ad Conversion

Peter’s posted an interesting post over at The Blog Studio on blog design and Ad CTR. Peter’s done a few blog designs lately and has found that in designing blogs to incorporate ads that the blogs have seen significant boosts in conversion. ‘What neither client expected though was that their ...more
Advertising
Making Titles Live Links
8th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 30

Making Titles Live Links

One of the first tips I was given when i started to blog that I’ve not talked about for a while here is to consider making the titles of your posts live links (permalinks). These days most blogging software does this automatically for you – however today as I’ve surfed ...more
Blog Design
Ad Sizes on Blogs
28th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 8

Ad Sizes on Blogs

Duncan has posted A short guide to ad sizes which really is a must read if you’re looking to use advertising on your blog. He takes a look at Ad placement, ad sizes and Chitika just to name some of what he covers: ‘Dont be afraid to experiment with your ...more
Advertising
Top Ten Blog Design Mistakes
18th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 49

Top Ten Blog Design Mistakes

Jakob Nielsen has put together an interesting article with the Top Ten Design Mistakes that he sees bloggers making. It’s a pretty insightful list – not definitive by any means – but definitely helpful in my mind. 1. No Author Biographies – I’m amazed that so many blogs don’t have ...more
Blog Design
Favicons on Blogs
17th of September 2005 Darren Rowse 25

Favicons on Blogs

Today I had a nice surprise waiting for me in my inbox – an email from Tiago who had kindly taken it upon himself to design me a favicon for my blog in thanks for the advice I’d given him and others through this blog. For those not familiar with ...more
Blog Design
Experimental blogging.
23rd of August 2005 Darren Rowse

Experimental blogging.

Duncan has a useful post on experimenting with the design of your blog at Don’t be afraid to experiment. Well worth the read.
Blog Design
BusinessLogs Redesign in Process
20th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 6

BusinessLogs Redesign in Process

I’m watching with interest the redesign process of BusinessLogs.com which has already won awards for it’s designs. Mike Rundle explains some of the reasons for and thinking behind the design (which is slowly coming into effect on the site). I can’t wait to see how it ends up because these ...more
Blog Design
Redesigning Blog Templates
9th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 7

Redesigning Blog Templates

I just stumbled across a useful page for those wanting to give their blog a bit of a design overhaul – it’s a blog tutorial on Blog Templates using Photoshop. In it they talk about how to design header banners/logos, give photos borders, make button etc. They also give a ...more
Blog Design