Which One Is More Important – A Blog Design or Its Content?
Posted on 7th August, 2007
I’ve been using this current theme called “What’s your solution?” by GFXedit.com. While it’s not the prettiest in town, I like it so much I’ve never really bothered looking for an alternative since this blog went online.
The original version has a corporate feel to it. But I dislike the small font so I increased its size. Other than that I’ve changed the colour of the links to make it closer to a standard link colour and tweaked several details to suit my needs.
This is how it looks like in its original form.
I am a fan of a fixed width, two column theme. It’s even better when it’s combined with minimal and clean design. That’s why I use this theme.
While a blog design is important, it shouldn’t get in the way of conveying your message as I always believe bloggers should put more emphasis on the content.
Imagine your favourite blog with everything but the fancy graphics; will you be able to understand its message? Now imagine visiting the same blog with all its bells and whistles and beautiful graphic, but now without a single post in it.
Would you say it’s the content that matters more than the design?
Realistically, I think it’s important to find a balance between content and design. Bad design destroys usability and prevents users from enjoying and understanding your message. Likewise, good design doesn’t mean it has to be littered with bloated code and high resolution image files.
That said, I think it’s no harm trying a new theme, perhaps it’s about time. I’d like to give Sabahan.com a fresher look that’s more up to date.
Several users have voiced their dislikes over my current theme, can’t blame them because obviously it’s a matter of preference. However if more people request a change, I’ll see what I can do with. Yea, it’s all about the users.
Now I need your opinion.
Please leave your comment why I should or shouldn’t change my theme 🙂