Essential Blog Design Elements

MatthewA By MatthewA, 3rd Nov 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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For those starting a blog, there are a few essential design elements to consider. A few of these essential design elements will likely be a part of the set-up procedure for new blogs, while a few other design elements may not be. These are a few of the key design elements for web blogs that will need to be considered.

The blog title or header

The blog header is one of the first essential design elements of a blog. Every blog needs to have a title of some description, and good blog titles will enhance the blog. Blog headers can also have some design flourish to accompany the blog title. For example, the blog host Blogger provides a few design options for the header, and if you select edit for the blog heading then background images can be added to headers.

The blog template

The blog template is perhaps the most essential design element for blogs. One of the first steps in beginning a new blog is to select a blog template for it from a list of potential blog templates. The best blog hosts have a good number of templates for blogs with different colors and designs. Overall, it's good to select a template that matches the theme for the blog in some way if possible. For example, if the blog is a golf blog then a golf related theme would be ideal. At any rate, whichever template you select can be changed and modified, as most blogs have further design options for blog templates with template designers to adjust widths, layout, and backgrounds. Some websites also provide additional blog templates for web blogs.

Blog navigation

The blog navigation is another important design element. This is linked to templates in some way as they can have different layouts. In this respect, it is worth including a blog archive which archives previous blog posts. Design options for these will include various archive styles such as hierarchy, flat list, and drop-down menu. Additional blog search gadgets can also further enhance the blog's navigation options.

Blog Gadgets

Blog gadgets are a great way to further customize blogs. As such, they are also an important part of blog design, and blog hosts provide a variety of options for adding gadgets. Select an add gadget option and you can add gadgets such as polls, link lists, pictures, feeds, blog counters, and slide-shows to a blog.

These are a few of the essential blog design elements. The blog header, blog navigation, blog template, and blog gadgets are all important elements of blog design.

Blog gadgets are a great way to further customize blogs. As such, they are also an important part of blog design, and blog hosts provide a variety of options for adding gadgets. Select an add gadget option and you can add gadgets such as polls, link lists, pictures, feeds, blog counters, and slide-shows to a blog.

These are a few of the essential blog design elements. The blog header, blog navigation, blog template, and blog gadgets are all important elements of blog design.

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