Blog Layout Poll Result



I recently had a poll up about what kind of blog lay out people preferred. I have often wondered whether I went with the right choice on the 2 column lay out, but for me, having a wider post space was always something that I wanted to prioritise. I wondered what other people thought about, so I started a poll about it.

The options were:
  • 2 columns - the post section is wider
  • 2 columns - it's more simple
  • 3 columns - less post space but it looks better

The results were:
  • 11 people voted for 2 columns because the post section is wider.
  • 11 people voted for 2 columns because it is more simple.
  • 8 people voted for 3 columns because it looked better.
Now, in this poll you were able to vote for more than 1 option at a time, so I am assuming that given there were 11 votes for each of the 2 column options, then it is likely that it was the same 11 people voting twice.

Which means that:
  • 11 people preferred 2 column blogger layouts and
  • 8 preferred the 3

I know this is not ground breaking stuff, especially in such small numbers , but I have to admit that I found it interesting. Lets face it, when it comes down to it, it's all personal preference isn't it!

12 comments

  1. It really is about personal preference and exposure isn't it? I think it can have something to do with your goals for your blog too.

    I went through a whirlwind of blogs today for the GotBooks? thing and was astounded by all of the different takes on book blogging.

    2 columns or 3, I just like the clean and uncluttered look you have going on here. Cheers!

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  2. It is all personal preference. I really like my 3-column setup, but that's just me. Posting & content are the biggies!

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  3. I agree that simple is best. It's easier to read.

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  4. Your layout does look very neat and clean; great job!

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  5. Very interesting results! I'm surprised, because the majority of blogs that I visit to have the three-column layout.

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  6. Interesting results. And I'm with you, I enjoy having the post section wider. And I like your layout. When it comes to layouts, I like simplicity. I mean I appreciate awesome graphics and all of that stuff, but if a site is too difficult to navigate, I tend to spend very little time there. But like you said, at the end of the day it is all about personal preference. And your blog should reflect your personal preferences.

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  7. I like my three column layout - in fact, that's one of the main reasons why I went for self-hosting.

    As long as it's clean, it's good :D

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  8. I still like 2 columns anyway. It's neat and not that crowded.But as long as not so much colours and too much items, then it's cool.

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  9. Yeah, ultimately its all personal preference, it seems most people prefer 2 columns, but I think that the lesson is this - as long as your blg is simple and easy to read and doesn't look cluttered, then that is what is ideal. It would seem that most people seem to think that it is easier to achieve this with only 2 columns but I can definitely think of some 3 column blogs that are the same

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