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Use summaries on blog front pages

What's the best layout for a blog front page? To show full articles or to show summaries of the latest post?

According to research done by Jakob Nielsen, using summaries works best with blogs that people don't visit every day. They are better at drawing readers in as they offer a broader selection of subjects and increases the likelihood that they will find something that interests them.

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  • Corporate Blogs: Front Page Structure Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - August 10, 2010

See also: Web page design (40)  Text (24)  Home pages (9)  Research (129) 

 

COMMENTS

It doesn\'t happen often, but this time I agree with Jakob Nielsen. Summaries also help to get a quick overview of what a previously unknown site is about, how often it\'s updated and such.

Tom Vonsild Jensen | September 28, 2010

 

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