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Designing a website or blog for the first time? There are so many choices to make, it can be overwhelming. Use these resources to create a visually pleasing and engaging site.

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General design tips
Important tips
Planning your site
Less is more
Web conventions
Fonts
Colour theory

General design tips

10 Principles for Good Design

Text from www.vitsoe.com/en/gb/about/gooddesign

All about 'above the fold' - capture readers' attention by understanding how to lay out your site/blog.

All about 'above the fold' - capture readers' attention by understanding how to lay out your site/blog.

Don't be overwhelmed by the paradox of choice; get in and start designing :).

3 Web Design Principles Every Beginner Should Know | Jimdo

Building your first website? Master these website design basics and you’ll be creating a beautiful website in no time.

top 10 principles of web design

10 Top Principles of Effective Web Design | Shortie Designs

Like the phrase ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’, effective web design is judged by the users of the website and not the website owners. There are many factors that affect the usability of a website, and it is not just about form (how good it looks), but also function (how easy is […]

Important tips

Embedding A Pinterest Board In Your WordPress Blog Post Is Not As Easy As It Should Be

[Solved] Getting The Pinterest Embed Board Or Embed Pin Feature To Work In WordPress

Getting the Pinterest Embed feature to work with WordPress can be a real pain, unless you know this one little tip. Check it out!

Planning your site

A Massive Guide on How to Choose a WordPress Theme

How to Start a WordPress Blog: An Installation Guide

This short video shows you how to start a WordPress blog by installing WordPress on your own blog host. For more details and tips head to: http://blogtyrant....

Choose a Responsive WordPress Theme

Selecting the Perfect WordPress Theme – 9 Things You Should Consider

Are you trying to find the perfect WordPress theme? Take a look at these 9 things to consider when selecting the perfect WordPress theme for your site.

Planning for your blog in a Bullet Journal — Paper & a Plan

**This is a guest post ! Please see the bottom for author details. Since I have been blogging over at Productive Happiness, I discovered that my best ally to make things run smoothly for the blog has been my Bullet Journal. Planning in my Bujo has allowed me to write better blog posts,

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How to Plan a Website

How to Plan a Website. If you want to design and create a website, you'll find it much easier if you spend some time planning it out. The planning phase allows the developer and the client to work together until they find a format and...

Less is more

30 Bold and Clean Web Designs for Inspiration

Build a Website – Website Builder – Squarespace

Squarespace is the all-in-one solution for anyone looking to create a beautiful website. Domains, eCommerce, hosting, galleries, analytics, and 24/7 support all included.

Simplicity in Good Web Design : Advantages & How -to | The JotForm Blog

Simplicity in Good Web Design : Advantages & How -to | The JotForm Blog

Simplicity in website design doesn’t necessarily equate with a minimalist design aesthetic. Simple sites just remove all unnecessary elements from the design, content, and code. While minimalist sites generally fit this criteria, there are plenty of sites that wouldn’t, by any stretch of the imagin...

Web conventions

9 Guidelines for Exceptional Web Design, Usability, and User Experience

Learn the fundamentals of usability and user experience design to create a memorable browsing experience for your site visitors.

Website conventions when designing your site

7 Website Conventions to Follow When Designing Your Website

These 7 website conventions will ensure that your website follows common standards making your website more user-friendly for your visitors and web crawlers

Fonts

Font Style Design

Best Fonts for Websites | How to Choose the Perfect Font for Your Website

Choosing the right font style design can hugely improve your overall website design & improve your visitors' experiences. See how here.

Take the mystery out of font selection with our step-by-step guidance

Choosing Web Fonts: A Beginner’s Guide - Library - Google Design

Take the mystery out of font selection with our step-by-step guidance

Colour theory

coolors

Coolors - The super fast color schemes generator!

coolors

Monochromatic Color Scheme

Color Schemes

Well organized and easy to understand Web building tutorials with lots of examples of how to use HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL, PHP, Python, Bootstrap, Java and XML.

website-color-schemes

Best website color scheme examples | Canva

Find inspiration from 50 website color themes that you can try. From bold to minimal and every color scheme in between we show you designer-approved color schemes to try.

Colour Theory & Website Design How to Colour Your Website Effectively

Colour Theory & Website Design: How to Colour Your Website Effectively

Do you use warm or cold colours on your business […]

coolors

Coolors - The super fast color schemes generator!

coolors

Monochromatic Color Scheme

Color Schemes

Well organized and easy to understand Web building tutorials with lots of examples of how to use HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL, PHP, Python, Bootstrap, Java and XML.

Embedding A Pinterest Board In Your WordPress Blog Post Is Not As Easy As It Should Be

[Solved] Getting The Pinterest Embed Board Or Embed Pin Feature To Work In WordPress

Getting the Pinterest Embed feature to work with WordPress can be a real pain, unless you know this one little tip. Check it out!

website-color-schemes

Best website color scheme examples | Canva

Find inspiration from 50 website color themes that you can try. From bold to minimal and every color scheme in between we show you designer-approved color schemes to try.

A Massive Guide on How to Choose a WordPress Theme

How to Start a WordPress Blog: An Installation Guide

This short video shows you how to start a WordPress blog by installing WordPress on your own blog host. For more details and tips head to: http://blogtyrant....

Choose a Responsive WordPress Theme

Selecting the Perfect WordPress Theme – 9 Things You Should Consider

Are you trying to find the perfect WordPress theme? Take a look at these 9 things to consider when selecting the perfect WordPress theme for your site.

Planning for your blog in a Bullet Journal — Paper & a Plan

**This is a guest post ! Please see the bottom for author details. Since I have been blogging over at Productive Happiness, I discovered that my best ally to make things run smoothly for the blog has been my Bullet Journal. Planning in my Bujo has allowed me to write better blog posts,

Image titled Plan a Website Step 10

How to Plan a Website

How to Plan a Website. If you want to design and create a website, you'll find it much easier if you spend some time planning it out. The planning phase allows the developer and the client to work together until they find a format and...

30 Bold and Clean Web Designs for Inspiration

Build a Website – Website Builder – Squarespace

Squarespace is the all-in-one solution for anyone looking to create a beautiful website. Domains, eCommerce, hosting, galleries, analytics, and 24/7 support all included.

Simplicity in Good Web Design : Advantages & How -to | The JotForm Blog

Simplicity in Good Web Design : Advantages & How -to | The JotForm Blog

Simplicity in website design doesn’t necessarily equate with a minimalist design aesthetic. Simple sites just remove all unnecessary elements from the design, content, and code. While minimalist sites generally fit this criteria, there are plenty of sites that wouldn’t, by any stretch of the imagin...

9 Guidelines for Exceptional Web Design, Usability, and User Experience

Learn the fundamentals of usability and user experience design to create a memorable browsing experience for your site visitors.

Website conventions when designing your site

7 Website Conventions to Follow When Designing Your Website

These 7 website conventions will ensure that your website follows common standards making your website more user-friendly for your visitors and web crawlers

Font Style Design

Best Fonts for Websites | How to Choose the Perfect Font for Your Website

Choosing the right font style design can hugely improve your overall website design & improve your visitors' experiences. See how here.

Take the mystery out of font selection with our step-by-step guidance

Choosing Web Fonts: A Beginner’s Guide - Library - Google Design

Take the mystery out of font selection with our step-by-step guidance

10 Principles for Good Design

Text from www.vitsoe.com/en/gb/about/gooddesign

All about 'above the fold' - capture readers' attention by understanding how to lay out your site/blog.

All about 'above the fold' - capture readers' attention by understanding how to lay out your site/blog.