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Well, if your users need to know markdown anyway, and there's a live / dynamic preview, you might be able to get away with having the default text for a new post include the markdown for the title. So, for example, someone clicks the "new post" button and the file they get has this: # Type your post's title here (but keep the #!) Just start typing your ...


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It depends. Do you have a lot of content in the side bar? Is the list above/below the fold? And most of all: does it work now? There isn't a general rule where to put recent/top posts. If you're providing the posts strictly for SEO purposes, then you should be careful with footer links. If it's strictly for the users, you can't generally say that links ...


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Everyone here has already mentioned limiting the number of comments. As an alternative, you could opt for a reading position indicator. What I mean by that: Notice the red bar at the top. It indicates how much of the article you've read so far. A variation on this could be, just showing how high each part (article and comments) is relative to each ...


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I would go for the first option. Showing blog posts on a "post-it" style seems to be a better option as you can show more information on a smaller screen and the user has the access to the full information at a distance of one click (or touch). I would suggest you to also put a thumbnail or a bit transparent version of the main image or video of the post in ...


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Rather than detracting from the reading experience, could you have a prompt for sharing either on the left or right of the article? I'm not a fan of this approach as it can have issues for the UI, especially in JS disabled environs etc. however it keeps the article free from clutter, doesn't interrupt the reading process and allows sharing from any where in ...


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In my opinion this can have a couple of different reasons – here's just some thoughts: Moderation of comments can be a lot of work – especially if you have a popular blog and you're writing all by yourself. For a high quality, high traffic blog I would estimate that moderating incoming comments may take as much time as writing the actual articles. If the ...


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In my opinion truncated titles shouldn't be used. It seems to me that you can use a varied font-size depending on string length.



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