A layout basically refers to the arrangement of text, images, and other objects on the page of your website. The way people read from a screen is different from how they read form a page.
For an appealing layout, you can consider the following factors:
Heading in a layout
Your blog post should have a title which should stand out just like a headline in a newspaper or magazine. It grabs readers’ attention so you need to make it stand out and make sure to include keywords in your headline. If you see the keyword – Layout is mentioned in a few headlines. However, It is important that we do not overdo this as it might affect the page/blog SEO.
Subheadings break up the text. Usually, readers tend to go through a post before they read it in full. The subheadings tell them if the post is worth reading or help them pick out the key aspects. Including keywords in your subheadings can help with SEO.
Highlight key points
An easy way to display any key points is by using bold text or larger font size. You can also use a different colored text to highlight any key points.
However, capitalizing an entire phrase can make it look like you are SHOUTING AT THE READER.
If a reader is going through an article to see if it is of any interest, these highlighted key points can generate interest easily.
The font in a layout
Using two fonts is ideal as more than two could make it look messy. Sans-serif fonts are more popular for online content as they are easier to read on a screen. According to a study, capital letters usually slow down our reading making a reader give more attention toward the content but avoid overuse of capital letters. Make sure to be consistent.
Images in your layout
Images are simply an easier way to understand what your post is all about. You could use infographics/photographs/illustrations to break up your text and make your post visually attractive.
Overall it is very important to make a post appealing, but overdoing anything might just push away a reader from reading an actually good content.
The layout is important for your SEO or readability. However, a Mobile responsive website is also important for your website to rank better.
Stay tuned for our next post to know more about a mobile responsive website…
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