It has been so cool to see the evolution of blogs in the last year. One of the biggest changes in my opinion has come with the look and feel of blogs. We haven’t necessarily seen any revolutions in content or even delivery aside from a few innovations. But the biggest shift has seem to come with design.
Since I’m a WordPress junkie; I love previewing and testing new themes… I’m far from an expert on CSS or design, but I get a kick out of seeing the new designs that are out there. And nothing has impressed me more than the newer CMS (Content Management System) themes. So, I simply wanted to take a few minutes to preview a few of these themes for my readers.
You’ll immediately notice the lack of a blog on the home page. I love the idea of having a huge attention grabbing slideshow right at the forefront that can be used to feature certain products and services. The entire “storefront” of the site is all about the company/products/solutions the business has to offer.
But… this is still wordpress, so you have a very powerful blog engine built in, and you can see that the main page has a company/product news section that pulls right from the blog.
The Revolution set of themes is really built for sites that are media centric. The music, news and sports themes all have big emphasis on large picture headings and video. These are all great options for the company that’s big on creating visually based content.
One of the biggest innovations in themes has been the move towards “magazine themes”. These are themes that move away from the standard blog look and have really changed the way that content flows over the page. Most of these themes have a featured post section that dominates the page like the one above, and also leave default space for advertisements which is another popular shift in blogs that is a topic for another day…
The mindshift that has come in blog design has been born out of the necessity for customization. The standard blog layout had to be uprooted at some point. I never thought I’d say it, but I’m getting sick of the same old reverse chronological order, categories, comments, Blah, Blah Blah…
It’s about time we had revolution in this area. If you or your business is shopping around for a website design, a CMS blogsite may be the perfect solution.