Monday, April 14, 2008

Design Information I Can Use

I originally started my blogs because I saw it as a way to play with layout and design. I really didn't have a clue what to write or what to write about, but I had fun tweaking the layouts. I still have a hard time settling on a template or design and sticking with it. I'm always on the lookout for a new one I can work with. Of course, since I've actually started focusing on content and marketing, I don't seem to have as much time to mess with the design. Still, don't be too surprised if one of these days I change everything around.

When it comes to the layout of my blog or any web pages I put together, I need a starting point. I've never been good with just starting from scratch and building anything I'm happy with. When I found this blog covering web design topics, Stylish Design, I thought it would be a good resource to help me with my layout and design needs. I'm seeing more information here about search engine optimization, Google Adsense, PageRank, and how a blog can help your business than actual design information. There is an article on designing a web page with Google Page Creator, which looks very helpful. It doesn't even need to specifically apply to the Google Page Creator because the information could apply to the set up and organization of any web page. I'm guilty of usually jumping in without so much thought on organization, so I could use some of these tips.

Stylish Design is split into various categories such as, How to, SEO, Internet, Tools, and Web Design, making it easy to search through the topics of interest. While my original impression was that this blog was about design and layout - making your pages look pretty, I see that it's more. According to the Stylish Design blog, website design is creation and arrangement of web pages. It's about the organization and structure and about the content, definitely information I can use.

Update: Now it's a seller of beauty supplies.  I suppose that's important, too...