CategoryBlog Design
Does Blog Design Matter in an Age of Feed Readers?
16th of January 2007 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Does Blog Design Matter in an Age of Feed Readers?

Paolo Amoroso sent me an email this week asking: Why do you emphasize blog design? After all, many users follow blogs via news readers. Is it known what fraction of users use a news reader as opposed to regularly accessing blog sites? Good question Paolo. There are a number of ...more
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Resources for creating a WordPress theme
3rd of January 2007 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Resources for creating a WordPress theme

Rachel’s put together a list of Useful resources for creating a WordPress theme which kicks a new series of posts for those wanting to create WordPress themes.
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Top 10 Technorati Blogs Layout Composite Map
1st of December 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Top 10 Technorati Blogs Layout Composite Map

Healthbolt has done some nice analysis of the layouts of top 10 blogs at Technorati and comes up with the following Composite Map. It gives a unique insight at how a small group of top blogs arrange themselves. See it at full size and with a key to interpret the ...more
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Designing with Colour – Tips
1st of November 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Designing with Colour – Tips

Mark Boulton is running a helpful series on Five Simple Steps to Designing With Colour which those of us who are ‘design-challenged’ might find helpful. He’s written two posts so far at here and here. Mark is also putting together a book called Five Simple Steps – Designing for the ...more
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Increasing Blog Readability
31st of October 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Increasing Blog Readability

One of the more recent additions to my RSS feed is more minimal – a blog about… minimalism. One of the latest posts on it relates to blogging – five ways to make your blog more readable. focus your content reduce the amount of text on your page stick with ...more
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Which Font is Best for Blogging?
26th of September 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Which Font is Best for Blogging?

Before and After Magazine have a great PDF download on choosing the right typeface (via LifeClever). It’s actually a topic I’ve been asked about twice today so it is a timely find. I’m no expert on design but my approach to choosing fonts is two fold: 1. Take on board ...more
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CSS Optimization
18th of August 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

CSS Optimization

David over at Blogging Pro has put together a useful post on CSS Optimization and making your site load faster through smart use of CSS. In the post he tests four CSS optimization tools (CSS Optimizer, Icey’s CSS Compressor, Flumpcakes CSS Optimiser and Clean CSS) on a variety of sites ...more
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449 – 3 Day Professional Blog Design
23rd of July 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

449 – 3 Day Professional Blog Design

Chris Garrett (not the Chris Garrett from Performancing… there’s two of them out there!) emailed me this morning to tell me about a new service he’s put together for his blog design business. It’s called 449 and is a service that promises to deliver you a professional blog design for ...more
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Effective Blog Architecture
11th of July 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Effective Blog Architecture

Perhaps one of the most frustrating things for me as a professional blogger with decent depth in my archives – some really good content and some (perhaps more) not so great content – is figuring out the best way to present it. Blog architecture is a challenging topic since most ...more
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