Blog camp-02 2011

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presentation given to Manchester blogcamp, June 2011

presentation given to Manchester blogcamp, June 2011

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  • 1. Blog Camp#BlogCamp
    Blog design
    Dafydd Prichard
    @lliwedd
  • 2. A quick word about cite
    Established 2000
    We specialise in online marketing communications
    Our team of 10 includes creative, technical and marketing
    What we do
    Web design - corporate, catalogues, microsites, etc
    Social media communications - particularly Facebook apps, blogs
    E-commerce
    Search engine optimisation (SEO)
    Email marketing
    Online marketing - planning and implementation
    Support
    Hosting and reporting
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  • 21. Colour
    Typography
    Usability
    Visual content
    Social
  • 22. Jacob Nielsen
    http://www.useit.com
  • 23. Implications of the F Pattern
    Users won't read your text thoroughly in a word-by-word manner.
    The first two paragraphs must state the most important information
    Start subheads, paragraphs, and bullet points with information-carrying words
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  • 25. http://kuler.adobe.com/#themes/
    http://www.colourlovers.com/palettes/add
    http://www.colorcombos.com/
  • 26. AaGg Mm Xx
    Serif font: Times
    AaGg Mm Xx
    Sans-Serif font: Arial
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  • 30. Typography resources
    http://www.w3schools.com/css/css_websafe_fonts.asp
    http://www.ampsoft.net/webdesign-l/WindowsMacFonts.html
  • 31. Visual content
    Images. As well as photos and illustrations, you can consider graphs and infographics
    Resources like iStockPhoto, Flickr and DeviantArt are free or low-cost
    Moving image – consider using video and audio
    YouTube
    Vimeo
    Audioboo
    Pull out quotes
    Create images like cloud tags
    Beware of using photos from `photo Libraries without paying – AP and Getty regularly track down perpetrators!
  • 32. http://www.istockphoto.com/
    http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/
    http://www.sxc.hu/home
    http://www.deviantart.com
    http://www.flickr.com
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  • 37. SEO
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  • 42. http://www.pregnantorbaby.blogspot.com/http://www.katgotthecream.blogspot.com/http://www.frecklesfamily.com/http://www.travellingwren.com/http://www.squidgyboo.com/http://thefivefsblog.blogspot.com/
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  • 44. And finally, a question
    How can blogging provide half
    an hour peace and quiet away from the kids…?
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  • 47. Thank You!
    Dafydd Prichard
    #BlogCamp
    Blog design
    Dafydd Prichard
    @lliwedd