Nov 25, 2009

boring is as boring does

I liked the Smashing Magazine post about "the death of the boring blog post." While I tend to lean on the side of "good content makes for good blog posts, regardless of format," it's nice to be reminded that a well thought out design of an individual post can make for good content. (Cue oldtimer voice: it's the way the web used to look -- back when things were hand-crafted.)

Having said that*, if we end up with a bunch of "top ten tricks to [insert your productivity thing here]" posts that have really big titles, background images and custom-styled ordered list elements, those posts will still be boring.

* Yep, Curb reference.