1. Use descriptive links
Write meaningful links that indicate what’s behind the next click. You can also turn relevant words or sentences inside a paragraph into a link. Put the most important keyword into the link and avoid links like “here” or “more”.
2. Indicate the link’s destination
Inform your site visitors if a link opens a PDF or launches an audio or a video file.
3. Colour your links
Unvisited links should be blue (#0000ff). Visited links should be purple (#820682).
4. Change your link colour
On Weebly.com you can edit the link colour on the “Design Options” record. The hover status doesn’t need a special colour. Use blue for the hover status.
If you want to use other colours for your links make sure they are different enough. Your site visitors must be able to quickly understand what’s clickable.
On Wix.com you first need to click inside the paragraph to edit the link.
Click on the hyperlinked text and change the link colour in the menu bar.
Unfortunately Wix.com uses the same colour for visited and unvisited links. You cannot define a different colour for visited links.
On WordPress.com only the colour customisable themes will allow you to change the link colours. Normally you must use the link colours the design templates offer you. If you don’t have the custom CSS upgrade you will not be able to change the link colours inside the template.
To change fonts on a wordpress.com theme you will need the Custom Design upgrade. It’s best to choose a theme that fits already your needs and uses a font family and size you like. Often there is no need to change the fonts because the theme uses already web friendly fonts.
With the Custom Design upgrade wordpress.com offers the possibility to embed non-system-specific custom fonts into your blog. This works without programming CSS. It’s a very nice feature but use it wisely. It tempts you to use fonts that are not adapted for websites.
Wordpress custom fonts
- Go to Appearance > Custom Design on your blog’s dashboard.
- Open the “Fonts” tab.
- Browse the fonts and choose a font for the site title, for the headings and for the body text.
- Adjust the font size and style.
- Save your changes and wait a few minutes till the fonts show up on your blog.
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- Go to www.wix.com and open your design template.
- Click on the title or the paragraph to change the font and choose “Edit” on the menu.
- An additional toolbar will be shown on the screen and you can edit font, size, colour, style, alignment and line height of the text element.
Sometimes the fonts for the body text are already set or limited so that you may not be able to use the font family you want.
Wix text editor
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- Go to www.weebly.com and click on the “Design” record to open the design template.
- Click on “Design Options” on the left navigation bar.
- Edit font, colour, size and line height of the paragraph text and the paragraph title. The paragraph text corresponds with the body text and the paragraph title is what you have defined as the heading.
Weebly design options
- If your template shows a site title on the top of your page you can also define the font, colour and size of this title. If you don’t want to show the site title you can just ignore this element and turn off the site title in the “Settings”record.
Weebly edit site settings to turn off the site title
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Upload your logo and place it on the top, in the upper-left corner of your theme. The logo is part of the site ID. It should appear on every page and frame the entire site. If your theme doesn’t offer a custom logo, include it in the page header.
On www.weebly.com you will have to include the logo in the page header. Click on the sample header image and edit it. It’s possible to upload more than one image on the page header.
Avoid using a photo as background for the logo. It will make your page header confusing and overloaded. It’s better to use a plain background for the logo. You can still upload an image on the right site of the page header if you want.
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On www.wix.com you can add a logo as a picture and place it by drag and drop on the theme. Note that the best place for a logo is always the upper-left corner of your theme.
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Not every blog needs a logo and many wordpress.com themes display only the blog title. But if you want to create a corporate blog select a theme that offers a custom header.
Search for business themes in the Theme Showcase to find themes with a custom header. It’s not possible to upload more than one image. You will have to edit your header image and insert the logo with www.pixlr.com/editor before uploading it.
The Delicious Magazine Theme
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