Did you know that when a person enters your blog it takes less than 5 seconds to evaluate it and decide whether to continue reading it? At that time they focus almost exclusively on the design of your website.
Did you know that when a person enters your blog it takes less than 5 seconds to evaluate it and decide whether to continue reading it, well, that’s right? And as you can imagine in that interval does not give time for your visitors to read the great content that you have prepared. They focus almost exclusively on the design of your website.
How to make your blog design more attractive
Why is it interesting to have a good design?
- Increase the time spent on your blog.
- Generate more confidence in your readers because you give a more professional look.
- Increased authority in your niche with a quality blog.
How to have a good design?
In this article, I want to share with you the most important aspects to keep in mind to have an attractive and professional blog. Some of them are:
1. You must have a responsive design
It is the one that is adaptable and adjusts to different resolutions and devices. Nowadays and with the boom of smartphones and tablets it is very important that your design is shown perfectly for this wide range of devices.
If you use a CMS to create your website or blog you can make it automatically responsive thanks to the themes.
2. The importance of color schemes
One of the most important aspects when making a good design is a combination of colors. I advise you to use two main colors for your blog and try to match them well. More colors are not recommended.
Here are some examples:
- Red and Black.
- Black and White.
- Green and Brown.
- Red and Blue.
Under no circumstances use very strong colors or fluorine, because they make reading difficult and tire the eyes. The more pleasant is the stay of your readers in your blog much better.
Use for action buttons bright colors such as orange or red are colors that stand out and that’s precisely what you’re looking for.
You even have to be careful with images. As far as possible they should follow the same style as the rest of the blog when it comes to colors.
3. The images
This is another very important point. I’m surprised at the number of websites with images badly dimensioned with proportions without any sense.
So I propose that you don’t make these basic mistakes and use a good image editing program like Photoshop or similar.
I dedicate enough effort to this section. Create your own original images as the SEO will thank you enormously.
4. The typography
Use styles that are clear and easy to read. Never use clear print on a dark background because it makes reading difficult and eyestrain. Choose dark type on a white background, you’ll notice the difference!
The size should preferably be large and do not write large paragraphs. It has been shown that shorter sentences read better and are assimilated with less difficulty.
Focus all the sections of your site to make life easier for your readers, it is the fundamental rule.
5. Build trust
To have a blog that will be remembered by your visitors and to be able to generate confidence one of the options I like the most is to place a photograph in a visible part of the blog. In this way, they know that there is a person of flesh and blood behind the lines that I write.
6. Beware of advertising
As you know there are several ways to monetize your blog, among them:
- Affiliation programs.
- Selling your own products or services
- Advertising (Adsense)
It is important that you choose the form that best suits you according to your type of business.
If you choose the form of advertising you must be careful. It is very important that advertising is not aggressive or difficult to read or navigate your website.
It has been shown that the best way to place advertising is in a way that brings users to your blog. In other words, use it with your head and put it in places where the link to the advertising is justified and does not seem artificial.
Besides, it will always be better not to abuse it in an uncontrolled way but to put it in strategic places where the benefits are maximized. As for example in the sidebar or at the end of each entry of your blog.
7. Keep in mind your competitors
As a small piece of advice, I recommend that you be aware of what your main competitors are doing. It is a very common and recommended practice to visit websites with similar themes to get ideas and know what our rivals are doing well.
With this I’m not saying that you copy anything because it won’t do you any good, people are not stupid.
What I want to tell you is that when creating a blog you must cover much more than your simple job of writing, you must open your sights and start observing around you.
8. What’s the trend now
For some years now, the design of websites has tended to use less minimalist styles, with less concentration of elements per square centimeter than until now.
Nowadays there is a tendency to use most of the screen space, with large and spaced icons. This has been thanks to the technological boom of ever-larger monitors and smartphones with ever-larger screens of ever-larger size and resolution.
I hope you can use these little tricks and put them into practice if you haven’t already done so. I encourage you to do so!