The first thing most people notice when they look at the blog is the design. The colours, the headers, the background. It's like the cover of a book being the first thing we see. They're our first impression.
We know that, but how important can a great design really be? That's my question for today.
Personally when I visit different blogs during hops, the ones with pretty designs strike me the most. I'm an universal lover of pretty things and a pretty designs are a part of that. I think that I'm more likely to think a blog is professional if they have a professional looking design.
On the other hand, content should always be more important than design, right? No point having a pretty blog if you have no real content to post. I think most bloggers can agree that content is infinitely more important.
I'm going to end off with this question:
There are two blogs. One with a very simple design and another with much more aesthetic features. They have the same content and market the same. Which one will be more successful and how much more successful do you think?