Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Ten pointers to improve the quality of your weblog

I know I'm a bit of a repeat offender on this, but the way people use hyperlinks in blogs often serves to make content unreadable.

I've been meaning to write a post on this, but it's now been done by the ultimate authority. Read Jacob Nielsen on making your blog more user-friendly.

I think his point about common blogname suffixes looking amateurish is a bit overblown though (see point 10).

My day-job involves advising people on how to make the most of their websites, and I'm always telling them to keep it simple and use hosted solutions as plug-ins to their site (unless they've got loads of money - then the only option is to pay us to develop something bespoke!).

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