The Londoner is a minimal website that uses beautiful images, displayed in a grid layout with white borders. Text overlay is displayed when you hover your cursor over an image. This allows the site to maintain a minimalist look, whilst providing its audience with the information they need. A color scheme using shades of blue gives a relaxing and tranquil feel to this lifestyle blog.
Jorden Bunker uses a collage of images in a slider on the homepage. This helps to display the range of content his blog offers, from lifestyle pieces to fashion and travel. The WordPress website uses a sticky menu bar, so the navigation options are available to his audience at all times. This makes for a great user experience, as visitors can quickly access the content they want, instead of having to scroll back up the page.
Hannah Gale’s WordPress website is extremely well organized. The homepage is arranged in sections, displaying top articles, Instagram images, recent blog posts, and more. A ‘follow me’ area towards the bottom of the page provides a link Hannah’s YouTube channel, presents six different social follow buttons, and has an email signup form. This site has everything you need to grow your lifestyle blog a large following.
Mantelligence uses large clear images and a clean, neat layout. This helps it appeal to its audience and provide a strong user experience. The homepage is divided into sections including most recent posts, popular posts, social media buttons, an email signup form, and an advertising banner displaying Google Adsense adverts. A static menu also sticks to the top of the page at all times, enabling visitors to easily select another page if wanted.
Forever Amber uses a full-width slider on the homepage, with text overlay and links to content related to each image. A large Instagram feed shows her recent images and encourages visitors to follow her. Social follow buttons are displayed at the top of the page and in the footer. A large section of the homepage also advertises Amber’s new book, with a link taking visitors directly to Amazon.
Street Gentry uses a block black, white and gray color scheme to create a rather manly feel to this lifestyle blog. The drop down menu shows the most recent articles that have been posted on each page. The footer displays three widgets, including social media follow buttons, an email opt-in form, and again the site’s most recent blog posts.