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5 Simple Steps To An Original Blog Design


People visit your blog, and when they arrive – “I’ve seen that design before.” It commonly happens. You don’t master an impressive design that stands out from the rest. In truth though, it can be the design that defines the very thing you are fighting for in the blogosphere; so don’t just throw it away. Here are 5 steps that you can use to create something that does stand out from the rest. Lets create that original blog design.

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Web Design#1 – Remove the color blue : Blue is the most commonly used color on the whole internet. When you start using the color blue, you’ve already created something that is similar to everything else. To create a design that is original and unique, make sure to find color combination that are irregular, but go well with each other; such as, don’t simply make your whole design black, combine it with other colors.

#2 – Combine elements of fixed and fluid layouts : The key to create an original design is in the layout itself. This is really a choice of preference – some people like to have fixed widths, others like to have them fluid. If you want to create something original though, why not try combining both fixed and fluid layouts together, you’ll pull something impressive and original if you do this.

As an example, you could try having the header of your design fluid and then making the rest of the design fluid. You could make a featured part that is fluid and the rest that is fixed. There is so much that you can do to create a unique design; just come up with a kick-ass layout.

#3 – Use gradients over flat colors : Sidebar title background; the perfect example of where people like to put just flat colors. This is just damn boring; if you want to go for something original and impressive, spice it up a bit.

Use images or gradients behind navigation bars, sidebars or headers, this will add a lot more excitement to your pages over just using flat colors – which look dull and boring.

#4 – Add a personal touch : The professional way to show that something is truly yours. Rub your face right into it and make sure that every single element of it has got your own personal touch.

Litter your face all over your blogs banner. This will show that it’s truly unique – everything is about you! Something that people cannot copy.

#5 – Originality is in the redesigns: Yes, you heard right. In certain elements, redesigning in itself is a sign of originality. People will always be impressed if every single time you update your design, it is something new, that in itself is original.

Conclusion : Go for a design that is original. People will be able to recognize that it’s your website that their visiting and not someone else’s when they arrive. Your design is what basically defines who you are and who you are trying to be, don’t let it be just like everyone else’s that’s been made; be prepared to stand out and create something amazing!

This guest article is written by Peter, a 15 year old blogger from Australia and the owner behind ideas bubble. If you wish to write for HBB, kindly check this.


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    • Shaq @ Blapts Web Hosting

      Thanks for the share peter 🙂 When i get the money to pay for a web designer to design a site for me (when i have the money) i will surely make sure the designer reads this 🙂

    • NFR

      Peter, are you really 15 ? Your writing is very professional. And these are very good tips. Good job, because many people skip the designing part of their websites.

    • Bligbook

      Nice tips….but one more thing is the commitment which is more often required…..

    • Rohit | Ipod Touch 4G

      Really Nice tips…i am quite amazed to see your profile and your understanding of things..I will surely use these tips in my site Design next time..

    • Rahul

      hi peter, awesome, superb and a unique article. actually i found no one ever expressed something on design in this way. but my problem is what you have stated in conclusion. it requires a nice thinking ability and creativity. and i think if i could do this my design would have been unique without any extra effort. thanks for the ways you’ve shown in your article.

    • Cathy

      These tips are really good. Especially great that they have been written by a 15 year old young man. I’m just impressed by this. There are so many old and experienced bloggers that seem to know nothing about design. Maybe they just don’t care, but I’m glad that you do care, Peter! The design of a blog should be original to attract more visitors, that’s true.

    • Arif Nezami

      Liked your tips buddy, I will try to follow them next time… Thanks…

    • Eddie Gear

      Hey Peter, Interesting article, A unique design not only helps you build brand but also contribute towards various factors. For example, as the saying goes first impression is the best impression.

    • Amandeep Singh

      With millions of blogs all over the internet, this post really helps to stand out of the crowd. And me, trying to give a major make-over to my blog, this is the most appropriate time I read this 🙂

      Thanks a lot for the share, Peter.

    • Gabriele Maidecchi

      With so many blogs out there, one has to focus on making original designs and original content, two steps of a successful yet hard to master strategy.
      I agree with your points apart the one about color blue, I guess that’s ’cause my blog has quite a bit of it haha

    • eTipsLibrary

      you too have blue color as major color in the design.

    • Dana

      The gradient colors seems a good advice. I think I will try it with my blog.

    • Design Blog

      Thanks for the article 😀

    • prabhakaran

      Nice Article. Well Explained, thanks

    • Kaddu

      Excellent article Peter. Couldn't have written it better myself! Our site/blog's design plays a very important role in branding.

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