Find out what makes a perfect sidebar for your blog

From the article:

Anatomy of The Perfect Sidebar –

The sidebar is an important element of every blog. In a standard two-columns layout it’s placed to the right of the main section and includes information and links related to the content of blog posts.
A well organized sidebar should include some important items, such as subscription options, advertisements, recent and popular posts, and help blog readers find contextual information related to the article they are reading or, in general, about the blog they are browsing. Many blogs also add on their sidebar optional items such as external widgets (Facebook Fan Page or Google Friend Connect) and other various elements (for example job boards or Twitter updates).

All cited items are ordered and distributed within a sidebar according to their function and importance. Here is an example of the order and balanced distribution of those items (each item take up in average a certain percentage of the sidebar).


~ by WPA Staff on February 8, 2010.

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