We all know what a typical blog post looks like – pretty much exactly like what you’re looking at right now. A main column of text with a sidebar, comments at the bottom, maybe some advertising above, below, and off to the side. There are variations of course: part of WordPress’s popularity comes from the way it allows site owners to choose from thousands of themes that will alter what a site looks like. But, the basic architecture of a blog article is consistent and quite different to the appearance of articles in magazines.
Blog articles are not magazine articles – no great revelation there. They are built on different technology in a different context. But blog designers have tended to ignore many of the lessons about layout, typography, and image use that magazine designers have learned over decades.Posted in: Nexcess