How to Create Article Design and Layout
Making an article design that is appealing to website customers is only one step. Offering a well-designed article that is easy to read while making the main points of the topic easy to find is an important step. Research of the main topic is required, then provide yourself with several notes on the associated sub categories.
Highlight Items of Interest
Adding simple formatting can bring out the article design ideas in a more natural manner while adding color and interest to specific points. Simple changes can easily direct the reader’s eye to an item of interest while making them document easier to scan and remember.
For your readers, you’ll want to get the point across quickly. Offer easy to access details and hope to hold the reader so they might read more post on the site. If the main topic is too big for one article, continue to a second one to finish clarifying the needed fine points.
List A Breakdown of Points of Interest
When designing your article use bullet list, italics, adding bold to the words of main interest. Highlights that will help capture the main points of information and relay the topics ideas to the reader. The use of the images and graphics do help if used sparingly while still about the subject of the article.
- The best widget
- The next to the best widget
- A good widget
- A poor widget
A bullet list can direct people to the highlighted areas of interest you’ve selected. This helps allow several topics to be broken down into steps or show related information in greater detail. If added emphasis is required, you can use bold or italic to help it draw attention. Refrain from using popup ads or other screen blocking plugins as Google does mark the website’s search rankings lower when the bot spiders find one.
Create Links for More Information
Listed topics can also contain hyperlinks to other objects or post on your site. This allows the readers eye to be caught by the fact that you’re bringing more emphasis to a certain word or idea. Use bold or colors to add to the choice if needed. Most hyperlinks automatically create their own color highlight from the websites firmware editor setup so check if added highlights will help or not.
If you’re trying to show a breakdown of certain steps, or procedures that follow a set routine, try a numbered list. When a certain topic needs a set of procedures that you want the customer to read and follow, a numbered list might work best.
- Main idea – Dogs
1.1. First part – Dog Food
1.1.1. Second part – Dog Food Ingredient’s
Numbered steps for listings can be used in a questionnaire or survey also when you want specific details about the main topic voted on in your comments section. This is also a positive tactic to use in your email or newsletters to receive input from the reader subscriber. Again, with added formatting of text covering specifics, you’ll relate certain steps together from different fields of interest.
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Always show and use extra emphasis to get your main point noticed. The idea is for the reader to receive and understand as much information as you can give. The reader will not stay on your site to read other articles if they find it hard to understand or navigate. Add links to more details both internally on your site “Best” or external links to other sites for finer detail’s.
Always review your article yourself and think about it as “Will I understand this? Will I get the idea? Will it answer my questions?” This is the same message you want to offer to your sites visitors. Does the article’s content seem interesting enough for me as well as my visitors?
Grammar and Proper Writing Style
The proper use of wording is important. You can get away with some relaxed grammar as in; “talking to a friend over a cup of coffee at Starbucks.” A personal style of informal writing. I use a Microsoft Word add-in called Pro Writing Aid. Pro Writing Aid will check many aspects of your article for errors. It is not a spell checker, but if you are using Word to begin with, you should be fine. A second set of eyes is always a good option for previewing your writing.