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Header is the most important section of any WordPress design, its the first thing that a visitor sees and the impression builds instantly. It’s much like how you build the impression of a person after looking at them for the first time. It’s important to highlight the most important features of your blog as the user is likely to interact with those features the most.
It’s easy to determine that what should be part of the blog header by asking few simple questions from yourself:
- What pieces of content needs the maximum attention and where the call of action is required the most?
- What design and color elements will set the right mood for the visitor?
- What exactly a user will be looking for as soon as they land on your site?
Some of the important features that one should highlight on the header of a WordPress blog are -
- Logo or Name – If the focus is to improve the branding of the blog, then one should populate the area with an impressive logo.
- Subscription options – It makes sense to give the subscription option from various channels especially newsletter signup.
- Search box – Search is important part of any website, it improves the user experience and Daniel Martin has shared his experience as a webmaster proving that how important is on-site search.
- Menu – Header is the place where one should display the links to the most important pages through the menu. It’s the place where most of the users are habitual and expect the menu. A drop down menu will allow you to link to lot of pages.
- Affiliate links/ads – If your focus is to increase affiliate sales and click through on your ads then you should display them in the header. That way, the ads will get the maximum visibility and relevant ads always get clicked!
Let’s check various headers around the blogosphere that are great examples of creativity, great design and usability.
Header Design For A Blog
3. Ayaka Ito
4. Basmati Tree
5. Carbon Sugar
6. Cult Foo
8. Icon Dock
11. Matt Mullenweg
13. Part Time Post
14. That indie dude
15. Tut Candy
17. Joost de Valk
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