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Chapter 5. Blog Design 101 > Bringing It Together

Bringing It Together

Designing a blog is a great way for anyone new to web design to get their feet wet, but for more experienced designers it’s also a good exercise in working with constraints. The elements that make a good blog are the same elements that make a good, useable web page. If you do add more pages, or if you’re working with archives enabled on your blog, you’ll need to implement an easy-to-understand navigation system for your readers. A simple way to add navigation is to create a set of links inside a module. Put the module in a prominent location on every page—the blog, of course, but also the archive index page and any other pages you choose to build.

Keeping navigation links constant on every page is important; otherwise, users might become disoriented. However, it’s best to unlink the name of the page the user is reading—this lets your readers know which page they are currently viewing.


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