Developing Your Overall Blog Layout
In This Chapter
Exploring a variety of layout types
Choosing a blog theme or framework
Looking at options for laying out your home page’s main content
Changing full posts to excerpts
Including advertising that doesn’t scare away your readers
Every blog starts with a skeleton. In fact, one of the greatest things about using a blog platform is that you don’t have to build a site completely from scratch. Whether you’re designing your blog for the first time or going through a redesign, creating your overall blog layout is like forming the skeleton that you then flesh out with your design and content.
This chapter walks you through building that skeleton and then some. In this chapter, I talk about blog layout types as well as choosing a theme or framework that becomes the foundation for your blog design. I also discuss options for featuring content on your home page and show you ways to create blog post excerpts. In looking at your blog design as ...