Here is s a little known method on making your Blog posts look great. The technique involves using a graphics editor to design the layout, add images, and tweak the overall presentation of the article. This way we can achieve the perfect "flow" of text and images to ensure the article looks perfect before it's even published.
Interesting enough, by using this method the whole process of writing becomes easier too. Fireworks is a layered, vector & bitmap graphics editor that makes it easy to drag around paragraphs and images. So it's a great way to structure 'rough draft' ideas as you bring the whole article together. Let's get started.
For this tutorial, I'll be using a case study example - to help capture the essence of my entire article making methodology: from the initial initial idea to designing the article and finally publishing it to my Blog. The software used is: myBase (any note taking method will do), Adobe Fireworks CS4, and a Blog platform such as Wordpress or Drupal. Feel free to follow along.