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7 tips on redesigning your blog

January 15, 2015

As you guys might have noticed, my blog layout has changed a bit in the pas few days. I’ve been wanting to pimp Fashion Agony for a while now, and it took me some time to figure out what I want and how I want it done. My blog has migrated from Blogger to WordPress and it’s a major change, which required knowledge I do not possess. And this is where fellow blogger Sophia Molen came for the rescue. She’s just starting her blog redesign business, so it’s a great chance for you to take advantages of the affordable rates.


That being said, there’s a number of things you can do to improve your blog design, that don’t require major coding or photoshop knowledge. Less is more and, in my opinion, minimal blog designs always look way more attractive. They make your content truly pop and create an impression of a serious website run by a professional.

Here’s how you can make you blog look a lot better right now in just 7 steps:

1. Get rig of colorful images in your header and opt for a simple logo on top.

2. Remove all the banners that you really don’t need, as well as unnecessary social channel buttons all over the place. It’s absolutely enough to have a small section with all the buttons in your sidebar, instead of a 5-post long sidebar. When a visitor reads you content, you want them to see only your post, not the number of your visitors or the ads of brands that you support. Unclutter as much as you can.

3. Work with your fonts. Make sure you’re using 3 fonts at most (that includes the fonts in your header). Don’t use different font sizes within a single post unless you absolutely have to.

4. If chosen correctly, colors can make a big impact. Google color schemes and choose carefully. Try not to use more than 3 colors in your design. Make your links one color and don’t use that color on any other text.

5. Black letters against a white background are much easier to read than white letters against a black background. If you want your readers to stay longer, change that.

6. Left align or justify your texts, do not center align!

7. If you’re using images, make sure they are the same width (not like in this post). It’s better if your text field and image widths are the same.

Also remember that content is king! Do your best to create impressive visuals. I’ll share my top 10 photography tips next week, so stay tuned.

Hope this was useful!


  • Reply jen January 15, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    Hi , great post, loving the new look :)
    I recently went through the same process, moving from blogger to wordpress and simplifying my layout. would love if you dropped by to check it out

    • Reply fashionagony January 15, 2015 at 10:36 pm

      thank you Jen, love your blog <3

  • Reply Monika January 17, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Great tips! I don’t agree with the entered text though:)


  • Reply MELODY JACOBS January 19, 2015 at 10:32 am

    thank you nika for sharing, i guess i have to change my blog settings. it is now a must for me.

  • Reply Victoria January 19, 2015 at 10:34 am

    I’m just started my blog on blogspot, but like it so much. Really good advices, I try fixed some on my page ;)

  • Reply Timea January 19, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    I tried to contact Sophie, but no answer. :(

  • Reply Dilek January 19, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    I have been reading on how to move your blog to WordPress, but I am still too busy with other things to get it done or find someone to do it. I can’t wait for photography tips. Please make sure to tell us what camera you use and lens! ^^

  • Reply Daniella January 19, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    Loving the blog design update Nika! Sophia is a talented lady :)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

  • Reply Piia January 20, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Great post! I just recently re-did my blog’s design, with the help of my graphic designer boyfriend and it looks so much better. Plus it gave me so much more inspiration to blog!
    My blog: Bowtie Diary

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