There are many design related blogs at the moment and every day new players show up. The main strategy for the vast majority of design related blogs is to publish many articles with great content to attract readers, quantity seams more important than quality. Some of them have a creative and unique design but it is static and remain the same on the many posts and pages put online. Don’t get me wrong – I think this is OK but we could all learn a lot from a few design blogs that have chosen a completely different strategy. These few blogs provide a unique design on each post with excellent use of typography, backgrounds and colors to support the theme of the individual post. This is raw inspiration that you simply need to pick up!
David have published few posts but each of them are unique and quite different. On some posts David create very interesting typography art implemented in html.
This blog have a unusual but rally cool time line navigation at the top. Not all posts are completely unique but Jack makes use of typography and backgrounds to create unique post designs and it works really well and supports the theme covered in the posts.
Trent Waltons blog is very clean and every post have a unique and very solid design. Browsing around here will be a pure injection of web design inspiration. Even the blog archive list include the unique designs – really awesome idea and a great showcase of the work and creativity of the author.
Paddy have created very unique articles designs and really simple and clean navigation and share buttons. The articles make use of columns making them have true magazine look and feel.
I believe Kyle like color a lot. Every post have their own and very different color scheme. The articles are set up with advanced typography and in some cases nicely aligned with elements in the background.
If you like this kind of inspiration you should take a look here.
- 20 Extraordinary Blogs With Unique Post Designs (excellent post by Jad at Design Informer on same subject)
- Tips for Designing Unique and Attractive Blog Posts (great post by Chris at line25.com also covering this subject)
How to do this in WordPress?
Is you have said to yourself several time already…I want to do this as well starting from my next post it may not be that hard. If you use wordpress you could consider using one of the plugins below…all you need is time time time because great and unique design on each post will not be something you ship out the door multiple times a day! Great respect to the designers/bloggers featured above.
This plugin simply provides a custom field on your WordPress interface where you can add custom styles to be applied only on that page or post. Useful for being able to publish articles with a unique look.
This WordPress plugin allows you to have global archive and single page per-post styles.