Over the years, I’ve spent a lot of my time reading other people’s blogs, even way before I started this blog and every now and again I would come across that one blog. This would be the one blog where you don’t even know where to start reading or where to look first, because there is just so much happening on the page.
Now I’m no expert when it comes to blogs and their designs. So when I decided to start my own blog I did A LOT of research and investigation on how to design my blog’s look. I have exactly 9 tips I followed then and which I still apply every time I do a blog revamp.
1.Make sure your blog is mobile ready
More and more people access the internet via their handheld devices, so it’s essential that your blog shows up well, regardless of the type of gadget.
2. Make your blog’s purpose obvious
People who choose to visit your blog should be able to tell almost immediately what your blog is about. This can be done via a bio box, tagline or something similar.
3. Use lots of whitespace
4. Don’t clutter your sidebars
Only keep things that have a purpose.
5. Do keep your header height minimal
6. Navigation is key
You don’t want a visitor to land on your blog, read one post and then not know where to go next,which then causes them to leave.
7. It’s vital that you have a contact link, button or page on your blog
8. Look at it from a reader’s point of view