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Quick Tips for Designing Websites and Blogs for Beginners

April 20, 2017

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Many assume that the job of websites designing is a complicated job that should be done by a designer in a time that is not for a moment. This statement is not wrong, but you can also be a designer for your websites or personal blog. Of course not a website design from the beginning I mean, but design a websites or blog with a way to match the components of the blog to get a blog with a beautiful design.

 

Here are things that need to be consider :

1. Websites Theme

Themes provided in the blog service is usually the theme chosen from the many themes that exist on the internet. You can just use the theme from outside for your blog on blogspot, but the theme you can choose from within blogspotnya itself is already good enough for you. Both in terms of compatibility, responsiveness, and support SEO. While if you are a wordpress user, themes taken from the official catalog of wordpress will be regularly updated. If the theme you use is a theme from outside the blog service, you do not necessarily have this advantage.

Some things to consider:

  • Trend theme (trend 2014 is a flat blog design theme)
  • The theme responsiveness
  • Type of blog (text blog, photo blog, magazine blog)
  • Blog themes (which can affect blog colors, font types, etc.)

 

2. Widgets

Just like the theme, a lot of widgets that you can use to beautify your blog. But filling a blog with many widgets will slow the process of loading your website, especially if the widget is taken from outside the service blog.

A few things to consider:

The less widget, the faster loading blog
The widget function (clock widget for example, does not need to exist because everyone who opens your blog obviously already has a clock on his computer or smartphone)
Music widget (everyone has their own favorite song, not already force your blog visitors to listen to your favorite songs)

 

3. Fonts

Since launching a new interface for dashboardnya, you who use blogspot blog platform can replace all the fonts in your blog with the font you choose. Starting from standard fonts like Arial, Tahoma, and Verdana, to complex fonts in such a way. Nothing wrong you use any font for your blog, but not necessarily your readers will like also the font. If you want to change the default font theme, make sure that the replacement font is easier to read than the previous font.

Some things to consider:

Target blog (Use standard font for website info and news, comic sans font for blog vent for example)
Small small comparison between one font and another
The less font used in a blog, the faster loading

 

4. Flash

HTML5 is rumored to be a powerful replacement of the heavy flash and requires a lot of loading time. But now there are many websites that have a flash component. It may be the widget, maybe the ad, or maybe the whole website itself is flash.

Tip: Minimize all widgets that are flash widgets. If the entire blog is flash, replace your blog service, because currently Google has not been able to index flash.


5. Ads

More and more websites that have a target to earn money from the internet, then paired with many scripts advertising on the websites. Unfortunately, many people when placing the ad does not pay attention to the design of his own blog. Starting from pop up ads, to click traps. Using ads in this way can make you banned from advertising services that you follow, can also damage the beautiful design of your blog that resulted in the flight of visitors.

 

Here are some things to consider:

  • Follow Google Adsense rules (up to 3 ads per page)
  • Do not use pop up or floating ads
  • Place ads on spots that are easily viewable and accessible to visitors

These five points above can be a guide for all blog or website owners to design their blog easily. That should be remembered, the blog display should not be full of all the personal favorite trinkets, because not necessarily the visitors who come need all the trinkets.