Blog Skin Tips
In making a blog skin, it is important to pay attention to several features to make it more appealing to the readers.
Size in blog skins is the screen resolution of the computer. Readers used variety of computers. Most of them use 800 X 600 pixels or 1024 X 768 pixels. Still other have higher or lower resolution than the above-mentioned. If your blog skin happens to exceed the skin resolution of the computer then scroll bars are displayed. Vertical scroll bars are convenient as long as it do not run to several pages.
But horizontal scroll bars are difficult. It is enough to make a skin that fits the 800 X 600 pixel screen resolution. It is not possible to make a skin that fits all types of screen. You can also adjust your skin to about 750 pixels to make sure that horizontal scroll bar will not show in 800 X 600 screen.
Resizable skins are skins that can adjust to fit the screen of your viewer. Graphics that fits an 800 x 600 screen, with resizable skins the graphics still look good in higher resolutions.
In graphic-oriented blog skin, image is usually magnified. So try to make the image size as small as possible because this will allow faster loading time.
Colors chosen for your blog skin should be pleasing to the eye. Keep your blog skin simple and consistent. You can use ColorMatch Remix to blend colors together. Too many colors on the blog skin could be distracting to the reader.
Use simple background image in your blog skin. It shoud also blend well with font colors on your blog skin.
Compatibility is another factor in creating blog skins. You blog skin should be compatible with all types of computer browsers as much as possible. Use HTML tags that are supported by all the browsers. Test the blog skin on different browsers after you made it.
As much as possible avoid putting background music in your blog skin. It is not only annoying, it also slows down download time on the internet. If you need to put music then allow the reader the option to turn the music on or off. The above article serves only as a guideline for your blog skin. Of course, in making blog skins, your personal preference will always come to play.
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