Design Critique: B2Bbloggers.com

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B2Bbloggers.com is a B2B marketing site that features a lot of guest posts on B2B marketing, and highlights a lot of content from around the niche.

We’re going to take a look at the site’s design today, critique it, and work out how we could improve it. As we do hopefully you’ll learn to apply this same methodology to your own site.

We’ll be working through this design as a case study, redesigning each section along the way, so you get to see each item as we rework it, including the full before and after design.

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Get More From Your Site’s Visual Acreage

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Real Estate

One of the most important, and sometimes most difficult, parts of web design is deciding what to do with the space that is given you.

Usually, you have around 960 pixels in width and an indefinite height to work with, and it often feels like too much or too little. It’s very valuable when used correctly, but when used incorrectly it can destroy a website’s potential.

There are similarities in real estate. Each piece of property has a different value, some high and some low. Using a beautiful piece of property in the wrong way can diminish its value. By comparing page area in a website to real estate, we can learn a few principles that help us utilize the “property” of a web page to the maximum advantage.

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Design Review: Liam J Moore

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As part of our feedback post, we promised to review one commenter’s site here on Pro Blog Design. Well, our winner was Liam J Moore, so we’ll be reviewing his site today.

A quick note to everyone who took part in the feedback post though, thank you for all of your suggestions! We’ve gone through every single one of them, more on that to come on Monday!

Now, to the review. Liam is a student completing his Masters project in Multidisciplinary Design this year. The blog currently serves a joint purpose; as a portfolio for his design work, but also as a progress log for the project.

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Design Review: Splashnology

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Splashnology is a community design site. Members join up and submit articles, which are then displayed in blog format on the website.

Today we’re going to take a look Splashnology’s design to see what has been done well, and what we would improve on. Lets start by opening up a new tab, and then on to the review!

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35 Most Creative 404 Pages Around

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404 pages are a great way to enhance the experience of the website visitors. Yet, it is one of the most neglected part of a web page.

They are also a great way to build trust with your visitor, keep your visitor engaged and obviously, for a better design.

We have collected 30+ Creative 404 pages from around the web for your inspiration.

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Design Review: eBusiness from Elegant Themes

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eBusiness is the latest theme release from Elegant Themes. We’re going to take a look at it, what it’s done well and what not so well, and what we can learn from it.

eBusiness comes in 3 color schemes and features quite a lot of JavaScript usage. Fire up the demo in a new tab as we look at the theme in more detail.

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Will FeedBurner or Plain XML Get You More Subscribers?

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The RSS subscriber count is the statistic I’m most interested in. It tells me how many people are listening to my tips and tutorials (Thank you to anyone that is!)

I want as many people as possible to click that little orange button, so I have chosen unique icons and put them in noticeable places on the site. But what about when they click those links?

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