Monthly Archives: February 2015

how to design product collage posts

February 17, 2015

blogging / design / tips

how to design product collage posts | blogzilla studio

we’ve been asked before how to design clean + seamless product collage posts for your blogs – so we thought today we’d show you some simple tricks for designing them in photoshop.

the easiest thing about these product collages is that nowadays, most shops feature the items they sell on simple white or grey backgrounds, meaning much less work for you.

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follow friday

February 13, 2015

inspiration

follow friday 1

ready for some serious inspo? we’re going to be sharing our favorite instagram muses with you [hopefully] weekly!

01 @NOIRVE

vanessa shares gorgeous snippets of graphic design + dope wanderlust photos.

02 @MARADAWN

mara is an art director + graphic designer that has an amazing eye and a very cute kid.

jaymee does design + beautiful hand lettering. we also love her because she designed our logo!

traci has an amazingly clean, minimal + modern style. her house and design work is AMAZE.

blogger vs wordpress

February 11, 2015

blogging / tips

blogger vs wordpress | blogzilla

because we get asked all the time why we make our themes for wordpress vs blogger, we thought it’d be helpful to share why we love wordpress.org. there are obviously pros for some people to using blogger, so we will try our best not to be biased.

WORDPRESS.ORG BLOGGER
you have to buy your domain you can use your own domain
you need a hosting plan (with unlimited storage) you get 1GB of storage
thousands of plugins available unable to use plugins
full control over customization limited capabilities
you own your site blogger owns it, you’re essentially renting
you have complete control in monetizing less control with banner ads + affiliate links
you’re responsible for backing up + security  your blog is safe and secure
wordpress isn’t going anywhere  blogger could go away any day

now — if you’re just starting out and you don’t care about having a ton of control or rights over your blog, then blogger might be right for you. it definitely is more user friendly when it comes to capabilities of coding vs drag + drop. but wordpress has a lot more support when it comes to technical issues (there is a huge a community full of forums most likely answering every problem you have) vs blogger, which has a much less helpful support system.

google has already nixed google reader and feedburner seems to be on its way out. blogger hasn’t been updated in a long time, which doesn’t show a promising future for the platform, which is … well, probably a little scary for blogger users.

hope that we were able to objectively compare the two for you if you were swaying towards choosing or switching.

have any blog questions or tips you want? let us know!