I have bookmarked several links to refer back to when in the design or idea stage of starting a new website or blog. Many are also good to refer to from time to time in order to add some polish to an existing site. Today, Webdesigner Depot posted an article on 6 Ways to Improve Your Blog. It includes many of the current trends in design and how to incorporate them into your own site. (code examples included!) The focus is on letterpress-like text, using images, and implementing creative footers.
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Preface: I don’t promote products very often. In fact, I believe this is only the 2nd post recommending pulling out your wallet. (The first was when Squarespace offered 30% off their packages on black Friday.) Only products that I use and/or purchased myself and that offer a great value will be found on the Squarespace Plugins website. There are affiliate links in this post. However, Envato has probably the worst affiliate program EVER! LOL
Every six months or so, Envato releases a bundle of graphics, code snippets, templates, photos and more for a heavily discounted price. Usually $500 worth of designs for $20. If, like me, you are skeptical of these types of deals you may think:
- Huh, it’s probably outdated bottom of the barrel scraps that no-one else is buying
- Sure it’s worth $500 (in your most sarcastic tone); like the suckers who pay sticker on a car
- There’s got to be a catch.
UPDATE 7/2012: I’ve noticed this page is getting a lot of traffic since the official Squarespace 6 launch. However, things work a bit different than they did in beta so some of the tips you see will not be available or have been modified. IF you are trying to decide on the best Squarespace 6 theme or template, check out the Squarespace 6 Templates Project page which includes a handy dandy chart with links to all the themes with their corresponding help pages.
Choosing a Design Template for Squarespace v6
So you’re trying to figure out which Squarespace template will work best for your new Squarespace v.6 beta blog. But switching templates just to try them out may wreak havoc on your already saved hard work. And if by chance you don’t have many pages or blog posts published, it can be hard to figure out what the different features of each unique theme provides. Continue reading →