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Blog DESIGN, BLOGGING | March 12, 2010

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The New Blogger Template Designer

The New Blogger Template Designer

Since I run a WordPress blog, I rarely talk about the Blogger platform. It is mainly because I never used it. A new developement on the Blogger platform enables me to share a good news for all of you who are on the Blogger platform. The news is a response to the lack of flexibility […]

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Blog DESIGN, BLOGGING | October 19, 2009

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7 Blog Design Rules To Know Before Selecting a Template

7 Blog Design Rules To Know Before Selecting a Template

Before you choose a blog template, consider form and function. Keep in mind that the Web is evolving all the time and we are always experimenting with new ways to display our content. And remember that content is king. The blog design is there to enhance your content, to provide a good experience to your […]

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Blog DESIGN, BLOGGING | August 17, 2009

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Adding BackType Connect to Your WordPress Blogs

Adding BackType Connect to Your WordPress Blogs

We installed BackType Connect to integrate related Twitter conversations into the post comments. It is not hard to do by yourself. Adding a plugin in WordPress usually works like a charm. Since we are perfectionists, I asked my tech guy to fine-tune a few things that required his programming skills. One thing, Jerome did what […]

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Blog DESIGN, BLOGGING | April 10, 2009

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Why Did I Migrate My Main Blog to WordPress?

Why Did I Migrate My Main Blog to WordPress?

If you follow me on At Home with Kim Vallee, you know that I undergone a major redesign as I migrated my blog from subText, an obscure but effective Open Source blogging platform to widely popular WordPress. This was a team effort: Jean-Marc worked as the graphic designer, Jerome as the database developer/Wordpress specialist and […]

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Blog DESIGN, BLOGGING

April 5, 2009

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Top 3 Tips for a Blog Design Makeover

If you follow me on Twitter, Facebook or read At Home with Kim Vallee, you are aware that I migrated my main blog to WordPress last Friday. Any blog migration comes with a blog redesign. Let’s examine my top 3 tips if you are planning a blog makeover. What are Your Goals? Whether you do […]

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Blog DESIGN, BLOGGING

January 19, 2009

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Web Site Design Trends 2009

Every time at this time of the year, I am curious to know what top designers have to say about Web site designs. Let’s look at was hot last year that should continue this year? But most importantly what is hot right now. Here are my Top 5 trends. They are the ones I prefer. […]

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Blog DESIGN, BLOGGING

January 4, 2009

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Simple Way to Add a Background Image to a WordPress Blog

I purposely selected a simple WordPress theme for this blog. I wanted to see what is or is not necessary when you start a blog. The Zindi theme that I used was programmed with a boring solid beige background. It did not feel like me. I decided to add personality with an image. I first […]

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Blog DESIGN, BLOGGING

January 2, 2009

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Supporting Facebook Connect for Commenting

Part of the mission of On the Web with Kim Vallee is experiencing with plugins and widgets that I think add value to a blog. My geek husband suggested Facebook Connect as a practical feature for my comments. If you are on Facebook, Facebook Connect will reduce the amount of info you will need to […]

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Blog DESIGN, BLOGGING

December 26, 2008

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Dilemma: Magazine Style Vs Traditional Blog Layout

Dilemma: Magazine Style Vs Traditional Blog Layout

Instead of answering the question through theory, I will examine a case study: the revamp of my own blog (my other one). If you follow me on At Home with Kim Vallee, you probably know that I am in the middle of a major blog revamp. Why a Blog Revamp? In short, my wish list […]

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