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Blog Design For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-55480-7
352 pages
July 2013
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Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Blog Design 5

Chapter 1: Recognizing Components of a Well-Designed Blog 7

Chapter 2: Applying Core Design Principles 23

Chapter 3: Getting to Know Your Blog (Even Better) 35

Chapter 4: Establishing a Style Guide 47

Part II: Choosing the Visual Design Elements 59

Chapter 5: Gathering Design Ideas 61

Chapter 6: Selecting Fonts and Colors 83

Chapter 7: Developing Your Overall Blog Layout 105

Chapter 8: Customizing Your Header, Footer, and Background 131

Chapter 9: Customizing the Design with Coding Basics 155

Part III: Designing for Easy Navigation and Interactivity 171

Chapter 10: Navigation and SEO Basics 173

Chapter 11: Laying Out Your Navigation Menu and Sidebars 191

Chapter 12: Making Content Easy to Find 215

Chapter 13: Increasing Ability to Share and Interact 227

Part IV: Creating Design-Friendly Content 243

Chapter 14: Designing Main Pages of Content 245

Chapter 15: Working with Images 265

Chapter 16: Incorporating Design into Your Blog Posts 291

Part V: The Part of Tens 299

Chapter 17: Ten Places to Extend Your Blog’s Design 301

Chapter 18: Ten Well-Designed Blogs 311

Index 323

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