What are the most common mistakes to avoid in blog design?
Excerpted from my contribution to Blog Design Fatalities by author Ryan Jackson.One of the most common mistakes I see in blog design are layouts that are image heavy — especially when the images are notoptimized for the web. This can cause extremely slow page loads andyou could lose a visitor if you make them wait too long for yourcontent. It’s best to use a combination of CSS and small repeatingimages whenever possible, and optimize your images with editingsoftware such as Photoshop.
Create Blog Community
Thanks for all the comments! The Squarespace community is already thriving, which is much sooner than some blogs that don’t already have the attention of awesome, blog-savvy people. Of course, if you don’t have this network available, how do you build a community on your blog?