Allen is a student has got a lot of free time because he is in thesis stage of his studies and goes to school only when its the time for consultations. He loves anime, Asian dramas on TV & blogging! Blogging is fun & fulfilling for him, calms him down, and helps him with his English and his writing skills.
Silkenhut is about Allen’s personal experience in blogging & includes blogging tips, technical blogging guides, wordpress & SEO.
Design & Layout:
The blue and white color combinations looks great and so does the navigation bar. I like the integration of the search feature into the header section and the blue RSS button in the navigation bar. This form of placement gets them the kind of attention these features deserve.
The two sidebars on the right look just as good as the rest of the blog with the bubbly button style around the H2 titles for widgets. But the left sidebar looks empty as the right one extends much beyond it. I suggest moves a widget or two from the longer sidebar to make both of them look even.
You can navigate through the pages on the blog using the easily noticeable page numbers at the bottom of the content block. The layout of the posts in the content block is appreciable as well. Date in a rounded square button followed by the title of the post with author information below it in relatively smaller fonts looks good. The social bookmarking options provided by the socialable plugin and the comments-count sit in the post footer.
Content and Usability:
Overall, Silkenhut has some great content to offer along with a good design. I personally liked to read editions of Reaching Out in which Allen talks about informative & helpful posts that he liked from the blogs he reads. After reading his blog, I have cautioned myself against the dark consequences of Identity Theft! You should learn to be careful with spammers stealing your online identity.
Allen is launching JukeBoxPlus with a blog contest but sadly, anyone who resides outside of Philippines cannot participate. I’d have loved it if there were some alternative reward arranged for bloggers staying outside of Philippines. Anyway, I wish Allen the best of luck with Silkenhut and his new blog, JukeBoxPlus!
There’s a name Jedd, in the Top Commentators section in the extreme right sidebar, which is apparently not a part of the list. It’d be great if Allen sorts out this oh-so-minor error just to make his blog apparently perfect.
A nice blog Allen. Keep the good work up.
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thanks for the review. I’ve duly noted the suggestions you have given me and currently looking at the sidebar on how I can improve it based on your suggestions.
btw, in the top commentators section, Jedd actually is a top commentator but there’s a problem because he does not write a author URL. So it’s a problem with the plugin’s settings clashing with the css. I’m still trying to trace the root of that problem but with no success.
Once again, thanks for the review. I’m currently writing a post about this and I would like to recommend it to my readers. ^_^
Good review, hope you can review my blog next time, contact me if interested, 🙂
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