Blog Design For Dummies

Blog Design For Dummies
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1st edition (July 15, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118554809
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118554807
eBook Description:

Blog Design For Dummies

  • Provides the tools you need to understand what makes a successful blog from a design standpoint
  • Teaches you CSS coding that can be used to create an effective blog design that gets noticed
  • Helps you make design decisions regarding colors, fonts, and imagery
  • Places special emphasis on providing your readers with a site that is easy to use thanks to smart navigation

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. This friendly and easy-to-understand guide provides you with the tools you need to establish a creative, unique, and aesthetically memorable blog without having to learn how to code beyond some basic CSS. 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 For Dummies empowers you to make smart and creative adjustments to your blog so that you can be the proud owner of an effective blog design that gets noticed! Your blog’s design often determines whether or not a visitor sticks around to read your latest post. Yes, it’s that important! So if design is not your strong suit, or if you just aren’t sure what goes into effective blog design, this book is for you. Learn what it takes, how design supports your goals, ways to improve readability, and much more!

  • Provides the tools you need to understand what makes a successful blog from a design standpoint
  • Teaches you CSS coding that can be used to create an effective blog design that gets noticed
  • Helps you make design decisions regarding colors, fonts, and imagery
  • Places special emphasis on providing your readers with a site that is easy to use thanks to smart navigation

Blog Design For Dummies empowers you to make smart and creative adjustments to your blog so that you can be the proud owner of an effective blog design that gets noticed!

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Blog Design For Dummies

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. This friendly and easy-to-understand guide provides you with the tools you need to establish a creative, unique, and aesthetically memorable blog without having to learn how to code beyond some basic CSS. 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.

Learn to:

  • Create an effective blog design
  • Apply design principles that make your site appealing and easy to use
  • Work with basic CSS and HTML

Make your blog a standout with these essential, easy-to-use design techniques

Your blog’s design often determines whether or not a visitor sticks around to read your latest post. Yes, it’s that important! So if design is not your strong suit, or if you just aren’t sure what goes into effective blog design, this book is for you. Learn what it takes, how design supports your goals, ways to improve readability, and much more!

  • Why and how — recognize how design communicates, how readers visually tour your blog, and how to use core design principles
  • Visual stuff — learn how fonts and colors affect your message, how to choose a theme, and ways to enhance navigation with headers and footers
  • Into the code — master the HTML and CSS basics every blogger should know
  • Navigate to success — help your readers discover what you want them to find and make your blog mobile-friendly
  • A professional look — showcase your best content, incorporate your branding, choose the right images, and make text inviting

Open the book and find:

  • Core design principles you need to know
  • What you can gain from examining other blogs
  • Reader-friendly layout types
  • How a strong header can create visual identity
  • Why navigation is so important
  • Tips for making content easy to find
  • Advice on best ways to use sidebars
  • Ways to build an enticing resource page

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. This friendly and easy-to-understand guide provides you with the tools you need to establish a creative, unique, and aesthetically memorable blog without having to learn how to code beyond some basic CSS. 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.

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