Customize Your Sidebar

Your main sidebar is a crucial component of your blog. In fact it will be shown prominently on virtually every page of your blog. Its position, usually on the right of your article’s content, makes it prime blog real estate that should be allocated wisely.

As you learn more from this book and gather real-world experience as a blogger, you can revisit your sidebar to customize its contents however you like.

What Should You Include in Your Sidebar?

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Figure 12. ProgrammingZen.com’s sidebar

Your sidebar, particularly the area above the fold at common screen resolutions, should include your “calls to action.” Think about the ...

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