CategoryBlog Design
How to: Placing Adsense Strategically Between Posts
9th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

How to: Placing Adsense Strategically Between Posts

Greetings, fellow Probloggers (and those who aspire to be probloggers). It’s somewhat surreal to be posting here. Darren’s highlighted who I am pretty well (though I’m not sure where he dug up that photo!), so I’ll simply add that my strength lies in WordPress. I have been an active part ...more
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Do Ugly Blogs Convert Better?
8th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Do Ugly Blogs Convert Better?

I’ve been meaning to link to and comment on Robert Scoble’s post on The role of anti-marketing design (or how ‘ugly’ designs often do better – especially with AdSense). He refers to ‘plentyofffish.com‘ as an example of one site that is reportedly making some big dollars from AdSense despite it’s ...more
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Time Stamps on Blogs – How Many Does a Blog Need?
2nd of March 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Time Stamps on Blogs – How Many Does a Blog Need?

Rachel has been asking some interesting questions about Time Stamps on blogs in an attempt to de-clutter them. I think it could be an interesting discussion so head over and have your say.
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Blog Design for Beginners Part 2
1st of March 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Blog Design for Beginners Part 2

The following post is part 2 (of 3) of a series of guest posts on the topic of Blog Design – written by blog designer, Peter Flaschner from Blog Studio. In my last post, I described the process we use at The Blog Studio to design a web site. Today, ...more
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An Introduction to Using Images on Blogs
21st of February 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

An Introduction to Using Images on Blogs

The following post was submitted by Duncan Riley from the Blog Herald, Weblog Empire and b5media. I asked Duncan to explore the topic of using Images on Blogs. I think you’ll agree that his article below is a very comprehensive exploration of the topic which I hope you will find ...more
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Blog Format Discussion
20th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Blog Format Discussion

There has been a bit of talk in the last few days about the need for new ways of formatting blogs. Michael Parekh talks On Blogs Stuck in a Rut: ‘I’ve long wondered how great it would be if my current blogging platform Typepad (a part of Six Apart) or ...more
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Blog Design for Beginners
17th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Blog Design for Beginners

The following post is a guest post from the very talented blog designer, Peter Flaschner, as part of the blogging for beginners series. Hi all. I’m Peter Flaschner, the founder and creative dictator at The Blog Studio. I’m going to walk you through the process we go through when designing ...more
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Keeping Visitors on Your Blog – Give them Something else to Read
16th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Keeping Visitors on Your Blog – Give them Something else to Read

Yesterday I had an email from Jim Logan that contains a tip that I’m sure some will find helpful. Jim has kindly given me permission to publish it here: Hi Darren! I discovered something on my site that your readers may find of interest. Recently I changed the template of ...more
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Comment Design Showcase
7th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Comment Design Showcase

Smiley Cat has put together a great idea over at their Comment Design Showcase. The page is a collection of screen caps from some beautifully designed comments sections which each link back to the blogs that they are from. It’s great to see them all side by side like that.
Blog Design