A Checklist for Creating Your Blog Design
Part of the Blog Design For Dummies Cheat Sheet
Designing a blog requires some care and attention. As you work through designing your blog, follow this checklist to ensure you don’t miss any major design elements.
Understand core design principles.
Create goals with which to align your design.
Build a style guide as you work through your design.
Gather design ideas through research, brainstorming, and your blog analytics.
Determine the fonts for your blog design.
Decide which colors to use and how many.
Select on a blog layout type and blog theme for the shell of your design.
Create a blog header.
Design a blog background or select a background color.
Add relevant content to a blog footer.
Work search engine optimization into your blog design.
Ensure your blog is mobile-friendly.
Create a navigation menu.
Determine what goes into your sidebar and design graphics if needed.
Decide how to work design into your blog posts.
Add navigational elements, like ways to explore new and old content.
Incorporate design and images into your blog pages.