(I really struggled about which forum this should be in, and settled on IMHO at random. Mods, do as you will.)
I’m a novice web designer with the Dreamweaver/Fireworks MX suite, a pretty basic grasp of the technical side of things, and not a whole hell of a lot of time.
I’m looking to redesign my site to bring my blog front and center. (I redesigned it not long ago, but I’m not that happy with it, and this is a learning project anyway.) I’m looking for some basic principles of solid blog design.
How big should it be? (I browse at 1280x1024, so what looks good to me often sucks for others.) What are some tricks I should use or new methods I should learn? (I’m certain I don’t even scratch the surface of my software’s potential.) What other principles should I keep in mind?
Feel free to point me to pre-existing resources, if you know of good ones. Also, don’t be shy about using parts of my current page as examples of what not to do.