Following the latest trends and forecasts in the web design world is important … if you’re setting yourself up to play catch up all the time when the trick is to lead. It doesn’t matter if you’re not a designer, you’re a blogger and blogger’s lean on the visual design of their work pretty heavily.
Design is what strikes people’s interest.
Design makes people stick around and explore.
Design is how you guide your visitor to your conversion pages.
All of this, yet most bloggers don’t pay particularly close attention to the world of design. It’s a big world, but it’s designed to work with publishers such as yourself closely. I’m not any type of design expert, but I have my own taste and I keep in touch not only with the designers I work with, but those who are looking ahead.
If you don’t have a forward-thinking design, including the user experience of your site, the layout, font, logo etc, your visitors are going to leave you in their dust in a snap. If you need a logo for your site, try a logo contest at DesignCrowd.
If you’re interested in learning what a visitors thinks about the design of your blog, I’d like to invite you to share a link to your blog in the comments section for a little Feedback Friday.
There’s a clear trend regarding where design is heading for 2013, so it will be pretty easy to spot whether or not you need to consider updating the design of your blog.