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How to Blog Design Style Guide

How to Blog Design Style Guide

Skimming through Twitter tonight, I came across a blog that I had not read before – The Blog Design Blog – which is an excellent resource on blog design – including tips, tricks, galleries, and how-to guides revolving around the business of designing great looking weblogs.

Their current feature post is entitled How to Blog Design Style Guide. The post takes a look at nine key areas that you should examine while designing a blog – and provides great examples that you can emulate and aspire to in your design.

The post is full of great advice – such as this section on how to ensure that your blog has a great header design:

How to make your header design great for your blog:

1. The first element in a blog design that I like to design is the header, because I feel that it sets the tone for the rest of the blog design. So I recommend to decide on what message you want to convey, title, and taglines before getting to work in photoshop. This will prevent a lot of headaches and changes down the road.

2. While there are many different ways you can design a header for you blog, it is important to remember to prioritize the communication of the purpose of your blog above everything else. A reader needs to be informed as quick as possible as to what the purpose of your blog is.

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3. Get creative and don’t be afraid to try different things until you find a header design that works for your blog. This is generally the first thing people see when they come to your blog so make it memorable.

Take a look – you won’t be disappointed…

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