CategoryBlog Design
‘Must Have’ Sidebar Features
1st of February 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

‘Must Have’ Sidebar Features

BlogSEO has posted an interesting list titled 10 Must-Have Things That Should be on Your Blog’s Side Bar which I’m certain will cause some debate among ProBlogger readers. As I look down the list there are some I strongly agree with and others which I have a personal aversion to. ...more
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Improving the Readability of Your Comments Section
30th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Improving the Readability of Your Comments Section

I love it when bloggers get on a ‘hot streak’ with their blogs and write multiple link worthy posts in a short period of time. Rachel’s blog is hot right now in my opinion (I seem to be linking to her a lot) and today she’s written an interesting post ...more
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Blog Design Solutions
28th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Blog Design Solutions

I’m quite excited to see that a team of talented blog designers (Phil Sherry, Andy Budd, Simon Collison, Michael Heilemann, Drew McLellan, David Powers, Chris J. Davis and John Oxton) have just announced their new book titled Blog Design Solutions. I’m not familiar with all of the authors but those ...more
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Liquid Width or Static Width Blog Design?
24th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Liquid Width or Static Width Blog Design?

Graywolf has started a worthwhile series titled Maximizing Profits With Website Design and Layout which I’ll be following closely. The first in the series tackles the eternal debate of web designers over wether liquid width or static width designs are better. This is a question I have pondered over the ...more
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Blog Spring Clean Checklist
19th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Blog Spring Clean Checklist

Last week I did a spring clean of my office (although it is Summer here). It’s amazing how many bits and pieces one can accumulate over time and how they pile up to become an accumulative mess. Blogs can also become messy over time in a similar way. Most obviously ...more
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Finding Cheap and Free Stock Photos for your Blog
19th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Finding Cheap and Free Stock Photos for your Blog

If you’re looking for good cheap (and/or free) stock photos for your blog there is a helpful list over at Presentation Zen titled Where can you find good images? found via LifeHacker
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Net Users Take 1/20th of a Second to Judge your Blog’s Design
17th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Net Users Take 1/20th of a Second to Judge your Blog’s Design

Martin just emailed me a link to an article that is sure to depress some bloggers. It talks about how internet users only take one twentieth of a second to decide whether they like the look of a website. ‘Dr Gitte Lindgaard and colleagues from Carleton University in Ottawa flashed ...more
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Four easy steps to add your own Del.icio.us link in Typepad
6th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Four easy steps to add your own Del.icio.us link in Typepad

This post was submitted by Vic Correro from Writesville.com. I have to give credit where credit is due. I first saw Darren’s use of the ‘Add this post to del.icio.us link a while back and decided that I would like to do the same to Writesville.com. I think this is ...more
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How to Decide How Many Columns are Best for your Blog
6th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

How to Decide How Many Columns are Best for your Blog

‘How Many Columns is it best to have on a blog?’ Now there’s a question that must be in the top 10 that I got asked in 2005. It’s one of the biggest dilemmas that bloggers tackle when putting together a blog. There are of course no right or wrong ...more
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