If there is one thing that places a designer into an admired category of great designers it is the attention to details. When the designer is able to focus on small, usually ignored details and creatively integrate them with the rest of the design, often taking it to new heights, making them to stand out and zero in our attention, that’s when we feel a presence of the virtuoso at work. That’s when we sense a premeditated approach of an artisan meticulously crafting a work of art.
Sometimes in order to transform our homes all we need is a fresh different paint on the walls or a re-arranged furniture. When designing blogs you can achieve a similar metamorphosis by concentrating your attention on a few often unnoticeable elements such as:
- Post’s Title/Author’s name
- Icons for bulleted lists
- Comments area
- Notification messages (e.g. number of comments in the post)
The extra time and efforts spent on exercising your imagination when designing your blogs/websites pays of handsomely in the form of the following benefits:
- Your memorable design stands out among the millions of other blogs
- Your blog gets featured in many galleries and articles like this one
- Your originality brings you more admiration from the blog’s visitors
- You are perceived as a professional who pays attention to details not only in design but also in the quality of the blog’s content
I’ve scoured the web looking for inventive and creative solutions to give a quick makeover to a blog. I feel like I was showered with inspirational waters of imaginative designs. I’ve categorized my finds under captivating post titles/dates, bulleted list icons, stylization of the comment area. Each of the thumbnails below is linked to the original site. I strongly encourage you to visit the actual blogs to see these details in full glory.
Distinctive Icons for unmatched bulleted lists
Striking Dates for busy people
Creative Titles that stimulate
Now, all I need is time to revamp my own blog’s design. What about you, are you famous for paying attention to details?