Blog Design Standards to Follow

Smashing Magazine has published the results of a study of top blogs.

Among the findings of “A Small Study of Big Blogs” – 

  • Large blogs require a multi-column layout solution (usually 3
    columns suffice)
  • Layouts are usually centered
  • Layouts usually have a fixed width 
  • The background is light, the body text is dark 
  • Verdana, Lucida Grande, Arial and Georgia are used for body text
  • Arial and Georgia are used for headlines
  • The font size of body text varies between 12 and 14px
  • Headlines have the font size between 17 and 25px