My Top 4 Blog Design Tools


Hey, guys! Today, I’m going to travel off the beaten path and give blogging advice, something I wish I did more often on here.  If you’re new, I revamped my entire blog design not too terribly long ago. I do this rather often, and with each new version of my blog, I discover and put into use more knowledge and tools of blog design. Today, I want to focus on the tools part.

So, what are my favorite blog design tools?

CANVA

Different tools have been my favorites throughout my two and a half years of blogging, but Canva is the current one. Although it usually takes forever to load (or is it just me?), it’s capable of producing a huge variety of stunning, professional graphics. I use it for my header, button, and all my post cover images. I haven’t used it for much other than that, but I did use it to create this design when I was experimenting with a new style:

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BEFUNKY

BeFunky is a really cool one I don’t hear people talk about too often. I primarily use it for collages (with one exception, as we’ll see next). And if you’re willing to pay for premium, BeFunky offers a “collage wizard” service that creates beautiful collages out of groups of pictures it’s hard to find a template for (for example, you rarely see a template for seven or eleven pictures, but the wizard puts them into an endless array of collages).

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GOOGLE DRAWINGS

You’re probably staring at your screen in a state of surprise right now. Google Drawings may not seem like the most versatile of all design tools – and it isn’t. But it’s super easy to use, so I utilize it when I don’t feel like waiting for something else to load. And now that collage wizard costs money, I’ve been creating my own collages for template-less groups of pictures in Google Drawings.

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PIXLR EXPRESS

Pixlr Express used to be my main design tool, but I don’t use it that much anymore. However, it does have some pretty unique collage layouts! It’s not the easiest thing to interact with, but it gets the job done and has all the basic functions you could need.

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What are your favorite blog design tools? What type of design do you like – minimalist, photo-based, traditional? Comment below, and have a wonderful day.

Namarië,
Ellie


8 comments:

  1. OOoh, helpful! Thanks for sharing!!
    -Gray Marie
    graymariewrites.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you!! I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

      - Ellie

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  2. ah yesss. i've always been a fan of blog design posts. :] oooh i've never heard of BeFunky, but it looks pretty cool. i'll have to check that out sometime soon. i personally really like using Desygner. you can search for free images on there as well as design all kinds of professional graphics. it's pretty cool. thanks so much for the resources!

    suzy - the youngest perks

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    1. IKR! Ooh, I've never heard of that, but it sounds super cool! I'll definitely have to check it out :)

      - Ellie

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  3. I love using BeFunky out of all of these, personally. I love using Canva, too, but my main problem is that a ton of the blogging world uses the same main two fonts (one of them is called Dancing Script and the other one I can't recall it's name, but it looks like one of those ones you could buy from Creative Market)... do you know which one I'm talking about?

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    1. AHH YES I KNOW. I do like those fonts, but Canva does have a host of other options.

      - Ellie

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  4. I used to use picmonkey for my blog when I first joined but they kind of looked horrible. Haha. I now use canva for pretty much everything design wise.

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    1. I've never been able to get Picmonkey to load on my laptop, so I often feel like the only blogger who's never used it. Canva's pretty cool, isn't it?

      - Ellie

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