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What Should You Need to Know About Blog Design

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Blogger is an very powerful platform to publish your web blog, It's free with subdomain (example.blogspot.com), Blogger design features are really awesome, which you can customize how you prefer, without limits and design your blog your way, and use it to share whatever’s on your mind, Today i want to illustrate some of tips, which can help you to design a professional layout for your blogger blog. Most popular blogs have a number of blog design elements in common, i.e Navigation, Header, Sidebar, Content wrapper and call to action buttons,  how can we create effective elements that grab the user’s attention and entice them to read your blog posts? We’ll try to answer these questions in this post by sharing some effective design and layout techniques. So today we’d like to share a couple of tips and effective example with you to get your creative juices flowing. We hope you enjoy them and find them helpful.

Learn about the most important blog design and SEO tips, which your blog must have in order to have a chance to rank well your webpages.

Make Your Blog Logo Impressive

If you want that your blog looks professional then design a cool and eye catching logo for your blog, For making a professional logo I suggest you to use Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw any one on which you feel handy. (any version of your interest). You can also use simple or plain text with attractive font style to make your blog Title. Different superb, stylish and state of the art fonts can be chosen free of cost for your blog title from Google Web Font Directory. Here is some of example blog/website logos for inspiration:

Crown Logo

handsup Logo

killed-productions Logo

think-tank Logo

unarmed Logo

Easy Navigation

Make easy to use navigation menu for visitors to find your content quick and easily, Don't hinder their visit by using interstitial ads or splash pages, in other words, don't give them a chance to click away from your blog when they land on it. Navigation menu should be designed to display a complete summary of your whole webpage or blog.

Below we present brilliant navigation ideas — we feature CSS-based design solutions, CSS, JavaScript-based menus. They are user-friendly, creative and perfectly fit to the layout of their websites.


Demi Creative, A Digital Studio Official Website.

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Zola’s Vintage  is a unique and refreshing shopping destination.

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Leading Art-- The hidden correspondence of the arts, the relation between color and sound, between music and painting!

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Nordic Ruby -- is organised by Elabs, an agile web development shop based in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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The Web Design Ledger --  is a publication written by web designers for web designers.

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45 Royale -- featured in industry-leading publications company.

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Header And Footer

Header and footer represent 80% of your blog design, instead of putting just copyright content in footer, you should also use Social Sharing, brand or company Logo, powered by and may also Recent Posts Widgets in your footer section. It will make your footer super cool, when people can't find what they're looking for on your blog, they often scroll to the footer to find blog-wide links such as a contact us, about and site map links and so on. We Suggest to use images as a header and footer background instead of solid attractive background color, which should be match with your blog color scheme.

Ensure that it’s Comfortable For Readers

That’s mean's the fonts you choose should be large enough to be read on high resolution monitors and on smartphone devices, and they should be simple enough to be legible, in other words, don't choose a highly stylized font, we recommend stick with Georgia, Verdana or another Web-friendly font. So that allows every lay man who’s visiting your blog will easily understand the whole content of your page. Only use bold and Italic cases in dire need, different font color may also be applied to the hyper linked text, the underline should only be used for Hyperlinks and the text will only be underlined on mouse over event.

Also, make sure the text on your blog is easy to scan quickly, clean blog design make your blog comfy for your readers to read and browse the blog content as long as they wish.

Right Widgets For Your Blog

Make sure that you choose right sidebar widgets of your blog which is suitable with your niches, but most of people forget a big thing while designing a blog that they apply too many popups and widgets in their blogs, we suggest to those people that don’t do this because readers can only afford a pop up only for 1 time when they visit your blog, but don’t install pop ups that appears every time they clicks on a new page –that behavior will annoy your visitors.
A very huge collection of free plugins are available on internet for blogger but it doesn’t mean that you use all of them in your blog widget section, remember one think, make your blog looking attractive but using simplicity -- remember the saying “keep it simple stupid”.

Use Professional Images On Your Blog

Only plain text content is not good for your blog, in blog posts you should add unique and attractive images, which is a silent description for your content. Images can enhance the look of your blog but only if you use sharp with light weight and close concern with your post.  A header can be made more impressive with the use of an image portraying the whole theme of your blog. Header image should be clear enough to read and sharp enough to understand. Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw can be used as per your choice and expertly.

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Friendly

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) plays an important role to words improving the number of visitors on your blog, It is the best and one of the most important part of making webpages and blogging. Every Search engine as has its own SEO System, different search engines have different steps to get maximum optimization.

Having search engine friendly navigation basically means creating a structure that search engines can follow. A major culprit in search engines not being able to find a website is due to the links being images instead of text. So ensure that your links should be in plain text.
There are more than 100 ways to rank a webpage well on internet. In our Future posts we will share some of practical SEO Tutorials on how to create well ranked webpages, so till then stay in touch with us.


A Right Theme For Your Blog

The most perfect thing is design your own template. But if you’re not skilled with template development you can find a great number of free creative template designers, that can help, guide and even give you the whole template only for the cost of a simple link at the bottom of your blog. Some of these creative blogger theme designer can be found on internet.

Successful Way Of Content Writing

Lastly I recommend to be as simple as you can in your writing, your words should be as simple as only a simple man with little knowledge of the topic under discussion would have enough knowledge after reading your article. All of your content should be brief and to the point extra and unnecessary detail should be avoided at any cost. Originality of your content is the most important ingredients of your blog.  I know you thinking right know, why I am saying this?

Answer to the above question is that all the above referred details are the key to success in achieving maximum number of visitors at your blog. This is just a humble attempt to contribute a little knowledge, that I have, to all the visitors, but this is not at all, We recommend you to read more about your passion or on the topic of your blog , it will help you to improve your writing skill.



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  1. Awesome Tips Dear..!! Keep it up.

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  2. There are many differences in designing the website and blog. In that blog design is a simple and effective way one because it is dynamic website contents are continuosly changing frequently.

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