Let’s face it: The internet reader’s attention is hard to grab. They scan the page and if they don’t see something interesting they are gone, all in 10 to 15 seconds. How do you get the reader to look at your post or page and read past the first couple of sentences?
One key way is to make your article attractive to the eye — it pulls the reader in and keeps her reading.
Today I have put up 4 new posts on different aspects of dressing up your posts and pages. All are located under the “Tips” category “Posts & Pages:”
“Dressing Up Your Posts and Pages” is the main article in the group and shows you how to really make your article pop on the page. It has sections on the following subjects essential to an attractive-looking post or page:
- Drop caps
- Screenshot and code illustrations in your posts and pages
- Adding section titles
- Adding pullquotes
- Using callout or highlight boxes
- Software helpers
“Make Your Pullquotes More Attractive” shows you in detail how, why and when to use pullquotes. It includes code to enhance the way your pullquotes look, how to put pullquotes into your text, and 7 tips on how to use pullquotes.
Many times you might want to use code in your post or page, or you might have a text snippet that you want users to copy. “Using the code and pre Tags for Code and to Highlight Text” gives you what you need to do this quickly and easily. It has code to put into your custom.css to make your use of the “code” and “pre” tags more legible and attractive, and shows you how to use these tags in the WordPress editor.
Finally, “Finding Legal Images for Your Posts” gives you a great deal of information on how to find free and legal images for your posts and pages. There is a list of great sites on the internet where you can find images, and it provides guidelines for understanding copyright, conditional use, Creative Commons, and fair use.
Armed with these 4 articles, you can your posts and pages more visually appealing, enhance your readers’ experience, and keep your readers coming back for more!