The number one new years resolution is to lose weight. Weather it be through exercise or eating habits people are trying to slim down, but while focusing on their physical appearance the same desire to “lose the fat” escapes other parts of their lives.
One such area is the fat in websites and blogs. Using space well eludes a lot of people when designing websites, often creating visual clutter. Even behind the curtain plugin clutter exists on some sites, some entirely unnecessary. So consider these easy ways to cut clutter and examine what you really need and what is just there for the sake of being there.
If you have 35 plug ins, consider what exactly is an essential, and what is fluff. Is your sidebar is full of monotonous lists and redundant useless information. Examine what people actually use, and cut out what they don’t. And finally, advertisements, while they may be generating some cash, the majority of them only add visual clutter. Figure out which make the majority of that income, and trash the rest. Remember it’s quality, not quantity.
It’s a new year, and that makes it as good a time as any to rethink your use of space and slim down.