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Designing a Page That Compliments Your Content Pt.14 (Archives)
5/28/2007 4:37:22 AM
Designing a Page That Compliments Your Content Pt.14

Your blog will feature at most a dozen articles on your front page, and when users pay you a visit, that’s all they’ll see. But once you’ve been blogging for a few days, you’ll have written posts that begin to scroll off the page to be lost to your readers and history. Or are they? They’re not lost if you have an easily-accessible archive.

An archive is simply a collection of posts that are no longer displayed on your main page. When someone comes to your blog, they are generally greeted by a page with the name “index.html” or something similar. The index page displays the content of some of your recent posts, but each of those posts also has an individual name. When those posts are archived, they are available through search engines – either on your site or across the web – so readers can find what you’ve written or presented in the past. As your collection of posts grows, you’ll need to ensure that your readers have a way to easily find those prior posts, either through a search box on your site or through an object that allows the reader to browse either by subject or by date.

With your information and pictures archived, your site will be well on its way to being the kind of reference that people will read, not only to find out what you’re saying today, but to search out information you’ve shared since the first day you began your Blog Empire.

Kenneth R Sword Jr

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Re: Designing a Page That Compliments Your Content Pt.14 (Archives)
5/28/2007 1:11:03 PM
Hi Kenneth,

Long time no see but I have not dissappeared completely.  I have just been very busy with work and family.

Family however is one reason I have kept up my blogging.  I have been keeping a blog of Home Education and Aspergers - to maintain memories of important milestones and share successes.

I too find that the page does become very long, even with archiving but have improved my image now with photo's etc. and placed labels on all the posts.  It does make it easier.

Thanks for the tips.


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