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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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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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I did some research on this a few years ago. Here's a summary of the conclusions: The advantage of using excerpts is that the home page of the blog reveals more posts. The page can be scanned easily and there's a higher chance that a visitor will find something he/she likes. Also, the visitor can easily locate a specific post if he came looking for one. ...


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Depending on the blog there are a few possibles: It's the default setup in whatever blog software they're using and they just left it that way Whoever set up the blog prefers it that way They're catering to a group of users who visit the home page to catch up with several posts at the same time - so having the full posts makes for a simpler reading ...


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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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