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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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    Blog camp-02 2011 Blog camp-02 2011 Presentation Transcript

    • Blog Camp#BlogCamp
      Blog design
      Dafydd Prichard
      @lliwedd
    • 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
    • Colour
      Typography
      Usability
      Visual content
      Social
    • Jacob Nielsen
      http://www.useit.com
    • 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
    • http://kuler.adobe.com/#themes/
      http://www.colourlovers.com/palettes/add
      http://www.colorcombos.com/
    • AaGg Mm Xx
      Serif font: Times
      AaGg Mm Xx
      Sans-Serif font: Arial
    • Typography resources
      http://www.w3schools.com/css/css_websafe_fonts.asp
      http://www.ampsoft.net/webdesign-l/WindowsMacFonts.html
    • 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!
    • http://www.istockphoto.com/
      http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/
      http://www.sxc.hu/home
      http://www.deviantart.com
      http://www.flickr.com
    • SEO
    • 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/
    • And finally, a question
      How can blogging provide half
      an hour peace and quiet away from the kids…?
    • Thank You!
      Dafydd Prichard
      #BlogCamp
      Blog design
      Dafydd Prichard
      @lliwedd