There are five most popular trends in modern blogging. Here is what you should apply in your blog:
1. Layouts complication. Sites that combine several layouts page by page look stylish and modern – there are more different columns on the main page, less in the transition to the article; updates gallery, columns of related and popular articles, blogroll, etc. – all this helps to hook the reader’s interest with your page.
2. Plenty of fonts. A huge number of different fonts can help diversify your blog and make it stylish without too much hassle – by combining different types of fonts that suit your topic you can achieve a trendy website look. Pay attention – many sites dedicated to design, interiors, fashion, handmade, art, etc., manage with a minimalist monochrome design with a plenty of different variations of fonts.
Tip: Combine fonts carefully, not like a magpie that drags all the better ones into the nest – use different typography to differentiate the text, to draw attention to individual passages.
3. More white margins. This trend can be clearly seen on foreign blogs – many choose clean white space and discreet fonts. Why?
It’s simple – a neutral background does not distract attention, it automatically focuses on the content. Think of a bunch of unreadable teenage blogs on Liveinternet – a bright background kills the content. Especially white background is appropriate for blogs with colorful content – blogs of designers and fashion designers, photo blogs, film blogs, etc. Of course, you don’t have to use white as a neutral background – but based on most web designers’ choices, it always looks better than the others.
4. “Sociality”. Design trends follow the Internet development trends – that’s why the socialization of your resource should be the highest priority. This can be buttons, a column of broadcasts, a friends feed, etc.
More widgets, nice and different. This trend also stems from the global development of Web 2.0 – give your readers more ways to engage with the content: let them comment it, quote it, save it, forward it, like or dislike it, broadcast it to social networks, etc.