New look of my blog ! Review please

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Hi guyz yesterday ive updated my blog design, i think there are some problems in fonts.
I don't know much about designing so came here to ask from experts. Please check it and tell me what and where is the problem in the design. Thank-you!
Blog : Rock Paki :confused:
#blog #review
  • Profile picture of the author ColorVila
    You site looks good~
    You should limit the length of popular posts on the sidebar. Also it's better to change the font or weight to make the popular post's title more eye-catching.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikeye
    What does your blog do? That's my first question. Not easy to find out. Try making it clear.

    You mix labels and pages in the top menu bar? I'll move the Privacy and About pages to the footer.
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    • Profile picture of the author imshazia
      Look and feel of your blog is Decent but I m also agree with mikeye, it is not clear what you want to do with your blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author Luvnish
    Try making some room for "The legendary white space"
    Align your "Powered by Blogger" to something, it looks kind of out of place there.
    The Blue links on the Grey background in the footer are not very visible.

    and finally, Like your plank background!! =)
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  • Profile picture of the author allianceweb
    Hi,
    Your blog Rock Paki is very nice......................
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  • Profile picture of the author martinbx
    I agree with mikeye. It's hard to find out the topic of your blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rotwic
    You need to increase font size in a lot of places and bold them in some areas. Other than that, its pretty good.
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  • Profile picture of the author WebEminence
    Using that tagline quote at the top is a great place to tell your readers what your blog is all about. Right now, it's just a general statement about blogging. This is one way to tell people what your blog is about as people have mentioned above.
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  • Profile picture of the author abyssofseo
    Make the font bigger or the colour a little darker. Also, as usual in many other blogs, good design but no specific niche chosen. Write about something particular, not about everything in the world.
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  • Profile picture of the author livanli
    there are some photo can not display
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  • Profile picture of the author isalmanbaig
    hummm... Really Really thanks to all of you. I was very confused but u guyz told me the mistakes! Well you are right mikeye. My blog don't show a single topic. I have migrated to wordpress and now i will change the design and all. Thanks a-lot for you guyz!
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  • Profile picture of the author Huy Phan
    As far as i can see, the main layout looks like the default WP theme?
    Also, i would suggest you shorten your excerpts.
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  • Profile picture of the author rdavisconsulting
    Wow, you have a lot of content which is good, but the theme is too generic. You should check out themeforest for a good theme, and then once you start getting traffic monetize your blog!
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  • Profile picture of the author zotown
    isnt it a web design review? you have just used the standard wp theme? I didnt think we are to review content on the thread?
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    • Profile picture of the author LukePeerFly
      Originally Posted by zotown View Post

      isnt it a web design review? you have just used the standard wp theme? I didnt think we are to review content on the thread?
      Yeah, it appears to just be the standard WordPress theme. Content looks good (might want to use excepts on the index page), but the theme could use some work
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  • Profile picture of the author karthick pacific
    I cant able to view your page. Please check for errors in it.
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  • Profile picture of the author blazonbazaar
    Nice design. looks cool
    Post are good. looks intresting
    Right side post lenght looks very big. you can reduce it.
    All the best !
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  • Profile picture of the author Surminga
    All i'm seeing is the standard wordpress theme when installed.

    Was looking to give out some harsh criticism!
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  • Profile picture of the author June Loh
    Simple and yet informative. Good job. And I like the content that you are sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author salelink
    Remove text on header "menu-itmenu-item-first em-last"
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    • Profile picture of the author isalmanbaig
      Yes, that is easy but i have to add some pages there. I will make pages like contact-us, Write for us, and privacy policy and place there. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author isalmanbaig
    Hey hi guyz,
    As i said in my last reply that I'm migrating to wordpress. I migrated so that's why for few hours it was on default theme.
    Now i changed the theme and re-designed my blog in wordpress. The good point i saw in your replies that touched my heart is that you guyz appreciated my posts, I'm very happy that you guyz liked my writing/posts. Theme is now a free-ware but soon i will buy one, after generating few bucks

    Once again thanks again for your replies and reviews.
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  • Profile picture of the author Story
    Hi there isalmanbaig, your site looks like its quite proper already. Perhaps a header image to catch more attention.

    May i know how do you set the blog layout to display summary & image for each post?
    Do we need specific tool or themes to do it?
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    • Profile picture of the author isalmanbaig
      Hi,
      Bro I don't have much knowledge about them. I just use a Ready-made (Free) theme of mythemeshop. You can search that
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  • Profile picture of the author Sumaryan85
    nothing wrong with the design in my opinion, since you ask for design review. But you know you can always try another themes, keep looking for whats best
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    • Profile picture of the author maxaurelius
      Posting Honest Opinion: The site looks clean, but bland. None of this is to put you down, I just don't want to mislead you.

      1) Most of your post don't have images for the teasers.
      2) Having a dull blue background is fine, if you have a nice logo with it.
      3) Your image inside post Make Your Website No.1 in SERPs with Innovative Content is going over the sidebar, may need to fix that.
      4) Your content area inside post is not sized right, everything seems to drip into your sidebar area.

      For now those are some things to look into. If this is your first layout, it's pretty good, just need some work, I personally think you should use another theme. There's a lot of free themes that draw your audience in, this one is not doing it for me though.
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      • Profile picture of the author isalmanbaig
        Originally Posted by maxaurelius View Post

        Posting Honest Opinion: The site looks clean, but bland. None of this is to put you down, I just don't want to mislead you.

        1) Most of your post don't have images for the teasers.
        2) Having a dull blue background is fine, if you have a nice logo with it.
        3) Your image inside post Make Your Website No.1 in SERPs with Innovative Content is going over the sidebar, may need to fix that.
        4) Your content area inside post is not sized right, everything seems to drip into your sidebar area.

        For now those are some things to look into. If this is your first layout, it's pretty good, just need some work, I personally think you should use another theme. There's a lot of free themes that draw your audience in, this one is not doing it for me though.
        Really thanks for your awesome review, Actually this is my first design on wordpress, I will work on it and enhance its readablity with best design.
        As i replied on someon other's message that can you guyz please suggest me some good looking+width wordpress themes for my this blog?
        Well thanks again
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        • Profile picture of the author maxaurelius
          For content, I usually do 640px. I do that size because that's a default size for youtube videos most of the time, and I think it's the biggest I would go for width for the content area.

          With that said though, if you really want to prepare yourself for the future I would go with a theme that is responsive in design. Responsive design are the themes that adapt according to the size of the persons browser window.

          So if my window size is 800px, your layout shrinks proportionaely to that size, but overall keeping it's readability. So when looking for themes look for responsive or build one responsive. Looks great on mobile devices too, visit SmashingMagazine and search for responsive design to get an idea of what i'm talking about.

          I personally use Thesis 2.0 for all my wordpress sites, but that's because I love the power of thesis. If you can code, Thesis is your best friend. If your new. Thesis is still your best friend. It's very user friendly if you take the time to learn on how to use it. You can also make thesis repsonsive as well.

          Not to brag on about thesis, but think of thesis as a framework on top of your wordpress install. It's the best framework for your wordpress site to be successful. Then on top of thesis you can install a skin or just edit the css for it... There's so much to say about thesis that most people don't realize just by glancing at it.

          BUT thesis is a paid theme, but if you pay, they have a AWESOME forum of people that help you customize your site. Probably one of the best forums support for a theme, because people on there really LOVE thesis and love helping with your questions. I've been using it for about 5 years now, I wouldn't go use any other theme.

          Kind of did some word vomit there, but if you are looking for something free, pick something relatively already good looking already if your not to skilled on styling it. If your pretty skilled on styling and messing with your theme, I would leave the base theme wordpress provides and just style it up.

          From what I can tell you just starting and learning, so I would try to get something that your really satisfied with, like the whole package of it.

          Me personally, I got a copy of Thesis via a friend, and messed with it for a while until I was able to customize it any way I liked.
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          • Profile picture of the author isalmanbaig
            Originally Posted by maxaurelius View Post

            For content, I usually do 640px. I do that size because that's a default size for youtube videos most of the time, and I think it's the biggest I would go for width for the content area.

            With that said though, if you really want to prepare yourself for the future I would go with a theme that is responsive in design. Responsive design are the themes that adapt according to the size of the persons browser window.

            So if my window size is 800px, your layout shrinks proportionaely to that size, but overall keeping it's readability. So when looking for themes look for responsive or build one responsive. Looks great on mobile devices too, visit SmashingMagazine and search for responsive design to get an idea of what i'm talking about.

            I personally use Thesis 2.0 for all my wordpress sites, but that's because I love the power of thesis. If you can code, Thesis is your best friend. If your new. Thesis is still your best friend. It's very user friendly if you take the time to learn on how to use it. You can also make thesis repsonsive as well.

            Not to brag on about thesis, but think of thesis as a framework on top of your wordpress install. It's the best framework for your wordpress site to be successful. Then on top of thesis you can install a skin or just edit the css for it... There's so much to say about thesis that most people don't realize just by glancing at it.

            BUT thesis is a paid theme, but if you pay, they have a AWESOME forum of people that help you customize your site. Probably one of the best forums support for a theme, because people on there really LOVE thesis and love helping with your questions. I've been using it for about 5 years now, I wouldn't go use any other theme.

            Kind of did some word vomit there, but if you are looking for something free, pick something relatively already good looking already if your not to skilled on styling it. If your pretty skilled on styling and messing with your theme, I would leave the base theme wordpress provides and just style it up.

            From what I can tell you just starting and learning, so I would try to get something that your really satisfied with, like the whole package of it.

            Me personally, I got a copy of Thesis via a friend, and messed with it for a while until I was able to customize it any way I liked.

            You are 100% right because i've also asked from my friend (WP Expert) and he told me about the same size to re-size them, I will do re-size. Another thing that that I'm a newbie in wordpress this is my first week that i've migrated to wordpress.
            So it is very difficult for me to maintain and code a theme for my wordpress blog, I'm searching for a good and a user-friendly theme for me and Once again the same thing that a number of my friends also suggested me thesis.
            I don't know what is framework and what is benefit of but due to your suggestions and a great respons I'm gonna use thesis for my this blog.
            At last bro, I'm extremely thankful to you, I'm a newbie but soon i'm gonna be a pro because of your precious advices and guides. Thanks again bro
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    • Profile picture of the author isalmanbaig
      Agree with you, can you suggest me any good width + desgin theme?
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  • Profile picture of the author Syed Faizan Ali
    Its fare enough layout for your blog! But I Don't think so it will amuse your readers try to do few modifications. Play with the coding thats all you have to do
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