Overall Impression: All in all, Blog Design for Dummies was an informative and resourceful book. So excited for both of these bloggers. When you want to showcase multiple images, these plug-ins have you covered. Therefore information like an about page secition, some featured posts, and maybe author information will tend to be on the left. Here, you find a list of plug-ins to help you start adding features to your blog design, all gathered in one spot and organized by application for easy access.
Blog Design For Dummies Cheat Sheet From By You have a blog. These plug-ins help combat spam. Some blogging platforms, such as WordPress. Many web designers use heat maps to help decide where everything goes on a web page. I have been blogging long enough, I remember teaching myself html code into the wee hours of the morning as I blogged away in 2006. Check out her Blog Design for Dummies and enjoy these fascinating and functional tips and tricks. From that foundation, you can then build your own custom design with a child theme.
This book helped me fill in the missing bits. This could be anything from turning text into a hyperlink to displaying an image. Social Sharing Plug-ins When your blog visitors like your content, they want to share it within social networks like Facebook or Twitter. Whether you're looking to write for a major brand, become a brand ambassador, sell a product, acquire new clients, advocate for a cause, or simply tell a story, you'll find design tricks, helpful techniques, and invaluable advice for creating a great-looking and functional blog. Blog design is a never-ending excursion for me and going through this book gave me lots of ideas, even stuff outside of the aesthetics aspect.
A commonly used scripting language that many blogging platforms are build on. I appreciate that the same blog was not used over and over again in the examples because it gave me a chance to check out all sorts of different blogs for myself to see how they do certain things in their own unique way. How to Start a Blog Design Good designers have a method to the madness. And remember, social media people that we are, Mel is available to you for questions or information at MomComm or My favorite chapter is about knowing your blog and voice so you can then know your style and share on your platform in an effective way. We know the average person decides within 3 seconds whether they like a website or blog. I actually learned quite a bit.
Whether you're The average blogger does not typically have experience with design or coding, but that shouldn't deter them from having a professional-looking blog design. The Quick Gallery plugin works with multiple blog platforms Image-Finding Plug-ins Nearly all your blog posts should have at least one image to pull the reader into your content. The tagline on other blog pages is a description of the contents of that blog page blog post. So when I found out my library had a copy, I picked it up. If you think about something like the iphone or ipod you will see what he means.
By default, many WordPress themes fill in the Tagline field with something generic like Just Another WordPress Blog. You can either read this book from beginning to end like I did or you can flip through and read the sections that interest you or pertain to your needs. For some quick tips, check out Mel's for the basics. So use a short phrase of 70 words or less, with the most important keywords closer to the beginning. Since I've been voraciously reading blog posts on the subject over the past several years, I was curious as to whether I would get much usable material from this read.
It's the same with a blog and I know a lot of my blogs have a basic design which is why I thought I'd read this. You can find more plug-ins within WordPress, on sites like , or by using a search engine. . The average blogger does not typically have experience with design or coding, but that shouldn't deter them from having a professional-looking blog design. Good navigation within your blog design means fine-tuning areas that may at first look like small details, like title tags.
The author used a variety of blogs to demonstrate different design elements. This book was full of resources. These plug-ins add functionality to your blog posts and pages so visitors can easily do so, spreading your content to new audiences. The reason may be a slow Internet connection or a visitor with a vision impairment may use a browser that reads the content in the alt attribute aloud. Was it going to cover stuff that was way over my head? And the list goes on. Was it going to be a book about coding? A Checklist for Creating Your Blog Design Designing a blog requires some care and attention. The book I read to research this post was Blog Design For Dummies by Melissa Culbertson which is an excellent book which I read at Steve Jobs the former boss at Apple once said that good design isn't just about how something looks, it's also about how something works.