Recognizing Components of a Well-Designed Blog

In This Chapter

arrow Exploring why good blog design matters in the first place

arrow Looking at how readers generally look through websites and blogs

arrow Aligning your blog’s message with your design

arrow Identifying blog design tips for nondesigners

arrow Discovering the basic tools needed for designing a blog

Blogging introduces a way for people to have a platform for sharing their words with anyone in the world. Along with that opportunity comes the chance to build a blog design that complements your words and leaves a lasting impression.

When you think of blog design, the first things that come to mind might be colors, fonts, or an overall blog layout. However, blog design goes deeper than that. In fact, this quote from Apple founder Steve Jobs pretty much sums it up: “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”

The main purpose of this book is to teach design to bloggers who aren’t designers. Few things about design ...

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