CategoryBlog Design
Blog Design Satisfaction
5th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Blog Design Satisfaction

The Following post was submitted by Dave from PSP Culture What are you trying to achieve with the design of your blog? Income from Advertising Streams Reader Loyalty Personal Satisfaction For a while I believed all three points above were mutually exclusive. That is, pursuing any one of the above ...more
Blog Design
7 Blog Design Trends for 2006
2nd of January 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

7 Blog Design Trends for 2006

Rachel over at cre8d design (with a new design on her own blog) outlines seven Blog Design Trends for 2006. She gives examples of each (and in the process points out some of the most beautifully designed blogs going around). The 7 trends Rachel outlines are: Big fonts Top border ...more
Blog Design
Finding Photos for Your Blog
27th of December 2005 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Finding Photos for Your Blog

My name is Allan Barizo and I write for The Information Bank and the freeware review. A picture may be worth a thousand words but nobody wants to pay a thousand dollars for rights to use it in their blog. Why pay money to put someone’s photos in an article? ...more
Blog Design
How pictures can sell your post (and your product)
15th of December 2005 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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