Blog versus web.

October 13, 2007 at 12:04 pm (Uncategorized)

So I thought I’d tackle the assignment topic.

“A discussion of how blogs differ from websites, raising issues relating to designing for online environments in comparison to designing for print documents.”

This blog post gives a pretty simple and comprehensive explanation of the difference between a blog and a website. I’ve copied a table and included it in this post.

Feature Blog Website CMS
Feeds Y O Y
Comments Y N O
Chronological Order/Structure Y N O
Permalinks Y N Y
Date Oriented Posts Y N O
Frequent Updates Y Y Y
Built-in Use of Pinging Services Y N Y
Categories Y O Y
Trackbacks Y N O
Personal Voice and Opinion Y N O
Tags/Tagging Y N O
Updated Front Page Leading to Posts Y O Y
Archives Y N O
Static Pages O Y Y
Interactivity (Forms-Polls-Surveys) Y Y O
Relationship Links/XFN Y N O
Site Statistics O Y Y
PHP and/or Database Driven Content Y O Y
Difference between blogs and websites – O=Optional, Y=Yes, N=No

<ita>Taken from Lorelle on WordPress.</ita>

When it comes to design and layout, it’s most obvious that blogs are simpler than your regular website. However, now that blogging websites allow for the manipulation of HTML CMS and CSS, it’s no surprise that the line between blog-design and website-design is being blurred.


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