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Esthetics of an article



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Esthetics of an article

Good evening dear people!

When you write an article, the content seems to be not as important as the design and the esthetics.
Now now, before you start debating otherwise, let me mention that for a person who intends to read something must first have his eye catched by the design and the esthetics.

No matter how good your article material is, if it's written in a blank notepad page then the odds of a person to have a desire to read it are grim.

Do you agree?

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katarinamurtin

I don't know. At first I did, but then I realized that I would gladly read some article that is written on a blank paper FOR A CHANGE. But in most cases yes, aesthetic is VERY important. But please don't make it too glowy!



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stbrians

Some people write it in great pomp and color. Flowery posts may be an eye catcher but content is paramount.



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Kakashi2020

I do agree that the best articles uses both quality writing and visually pleasing aesthetics. Why settle for just quality content when you can boost its appearance to attract more readers right?



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burgosmichael24

For a person who is looking for a particular article that he need, esthetics wouldn't matter to him that much for his primary concern is the content of the article. However, esthetics are essential to catch someone's attention and interest in your article especially if you are trying to market something. They are included in the AIDA/AIDCA Theory.



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stbrians

Set the content right and then flower it later. Esthetics will not be important unless the content is great.



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amelia88

I do definitely think that having something eye catching is important. It can be hard to stand out from the crowd otherwise - even if you've got the best article it's going to be hard for people to realize that if it looks the same as everyone else's.

It can be a fine line sometimes though between making something stand out and making it look juvenile and tacky!



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stbrians

Aesthetics are in the eyes of the beholder. Whay you think as a beautiful article may not look so to another. Good content remain good forever. Trying is not bad though.



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amelia88

That’s true, everyone has different tastes in terms of what they find beautiful, and that also changes over the course of time too. Ultimately content is king, but you’ve got to do something to set yourself apart most of the time.



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Corzhens

I don't know if what you mean by aesthetic is the ease of reading with the style of writing because usually the writing now is done on the computer that we use the word processor. In the olden days I use the yellow pad with the lines so that my writing will be on a straight line. But for romantic letters I use the plain colored paper. With the word processor I guess we can only check on the paragraphing because that is the only way that we can give the eye an attraction with the design of the writing.



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Bravosi

Hey there!
What I meant was the fact that usually when you submit an article you should comprise it of not just words and paragraphs, but also pictures. The article must look aesthetically beautiful and attracting.



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stbrians

There are times you use bold writings, italics, coloured and many others. The arrangement of the content is important too. Images would add beauty to content too.



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cks003

Although there are people who judge the content of a book based on its cover, the majority of the serious readers do not do that. Every book comes with introduction/prologue etc, the main purpose is to briefly explain the content and what the readers should expect from the book. The serious readers will get as much information from the introduction first before deciding on whether to purchase the book. So although the book is well designed and crafted with attractive features, the author may not get the attention and interest of the majority of the readers.



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stbrians

There are no readers whether serious or not who are not attracted by aesthetics.



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superlicca

I think the answer will depend on the reader. Having a good design for a content can give a good first impression to anyone but honestly, this thing does not matter to all the readers. Some readers just want to read an article with great content without checking the aesthetics.



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Jelineex

I agree with you. Mostly of the readers are more interested on content or what the article is all about. It's difficult to hold one's attention. Thou, aesthetics are inviting and it gives distinction but it doesn't work all the time.



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Martinsx1

The aesthetics of the article comes in with the article's content. How your article's body is written can possibly be a source of glow for your readers. Even though readers perception differs, once the article is very objective, informative and interesting about the subject it's written on, it's has proved its aesthetics worth.



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emiaj55

I couldn't disagree more. The content would still be the most important part. Whether it is an academic looking for in-depth content for a research, or an lady surfing for news or a lad or girl just wanting to see the latest trends of their idols, content is what would make them read. It boils down to your title and the first words that could be read in the article. If they are not interesting enough or not relatable enough, chances are they won't read it even if your esthetic is good. Your article would look like a pretty face but empty.



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amelia88

I do agree with you that at the heart of it all the content is going to be what matters. But as humans we are visual creatures who process information by the way it looks. Ensuring something is aesthetically pleasing gives it a greater chance of being noticed in the first place.



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emiaj55

I do not discredit the benefits of aesthetics in our articles. After all, the beauty of cursive writing is what keeps me writing with pen and paper for my own leisure. But what I am disapproving of is that aesthetics is more important than the content. Seldom would a reader read a whole article because your design is good. They may study your design or picture for some time but they won't read. It would always be the content that they'd be interested in. Take for example when browsing the net. Even if you land in a site with cluttered adds all over, if your title is catchy enough they would read your first paragraph. If you present your paragraph well, piquing their interest, then they would read the whole article. Same is true with any reader.



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gutzman

I believe the content is still the most important one for an article, Yes it's true that most people would consider reading an article because of its eye catching design but at the end of the day, the only article that will leave a mark on your mind is non other than an article with a good content. A well written introduction for me is enough to make me hooked up on an article even though it's written in a plain notepad page.



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jaymish3

I agree, but I also think that it depends on who your writing for.A good example of where aesthetics would matter is in a blog. I think your audience would expect to be stimulated by aesthetics. However if you are writing for a serious publication or writing an academic piece the less fancy the piece the better.The audience here is interested in facts only and not necessarily in the way they are presented.



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Martinsx1

Exactly! You have a great point with mentioning that the audience someone is writing for determines you a great extent how the articles aesthetics should be presented as.

When you don't take into consideration what interests your reading audience, you are definitely going to offer what wouldn't make any sense to them.



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hstinscdln

I am the type of person who agrees with "The Simpler, The Better." When I hear or read the word esthetics, a simple design comes to my mind. A not so striking color like black, light brown, white, dirty white are best suited for me when talking about aesthetics. I do not know if other people would agree with my concept of esthetic but I hope so.



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Martinsx1

"The Simpler, The Better."

I completely agree with you on this about keeping the article as simple as possible which makes it to be concise as well.

Having an article that is too stressful for people to read makes such articles 50% useless to me because when an article isn't read, all the efforts invested in writing it useless.



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Alymae

Yes, I agree with the both of you. The simpler it is, the better to read and to learn. I would much prefer a simply designed article. For me, the design won't distract and I can just focus on what I am reading.



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Franzel2oo

The thing about articles is, there is no "one rule fits all". Whether you focus more on content or form is dependent on a couple of factors: Who is your audience? What is your subject? These two factors will highly influence how you end up writing your article.

Also I'm not sure about people not reading an article on a blank notepad doc. I believe most people read articles with the intention of learning something new. When you intend to learn, it doesn't always have to be fun.



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Martinsx1

The first beamer of beauty in your article illuminate on the article title because it's what the eyes catches first at a glance.

If your title is catchy enough, it's going to influence more people to pick interest in your writing and it's most likely going to have lots of viewers.



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esteban123

I believe that some readers would still focus more on the content of the article rather than on its esthetic because they are giving more importance and emphasis in it. It is no use in my own opinion even if we use some catchy design or words just attract readers if the content are not good and valuable to the readers since it may just only be considered as a trash and nothing more important.



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Barida

That's just it. I believe that they are going to focus more on what is in the write-up and nothing more. The reason for that is that at the end of the day the design won't make them read an article from the site next time if the content is not superb.



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Barida

While there is point in what you are saying, it is necessary that we know that the thing that matters most is how we make the content to look nice and interesting. That is to say that no matter how we try to put it, there is need to make more meaningful words when we write.



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Martinsx1

I very much completely agree with you on this about keeping in mind that what matters most in any articles that you are writing for your audience is writing what is important and interesting as well as intriguing to them.

This would get them to have interest always in anything that you publish.



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Youngshark

How do you even go about writing an article on notepad seriously. There are some things we may do which are a bit of a stretch too far.



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jpk0007

Aesthetics of an article with regard to the writing done on the computers maybe related to the presentation of the article to the potential readers or the audience. The reader must find the content very attractive and easy to read at the same time. However i think that the content of the article will always be the most important aspect in its success. A well written article with a good quality content is likely to be favoured by the readers.



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theresajane

Every person is different that's why we have multiple intelligences. One may be visual/spatial smart who needs to have a pleasant background when he reads, and the other one may be naturally linguistic or word smart who doesn't need designs but the word content itself is enough.



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Alymae

Well, sure, good esthetics can attract me but what makes me stay is the content. I wouldn't bother with an article that is beautifully designed but lacks good content. It is such a disappointment to read something that is not worth reading. I wouldn't even try reading the same article from the same writer. If it's good content, without the good design, I would probably comeback to read more.



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amelia88

That’s much in line with how I feel. A nice design may initially catch my eye, but if the content is really poor outside that then I’m not really going to be interested. The aesthetics might hook me, but good content will keep me!



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ajahcuizon

I totally agree. A writer should still keep good quality posts and not just good designs. An article design is just a bonus for the readers. The content should always be the one to keep focusing on to be able to gather more readers for your article or stories.



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theresajane

I agree with you. Well, there's no use of using good aesthetics to attract viewers even though your content isn't good. It will just make your site desperate for visitors.



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knnon

There might be some people who would prefer reading something that looks nice. As for me though I prefer an article to be clean. My eyes don't need all those distractions from the designs. A good article for me will always be based on how well it is constructed, how informative it is, and the attention to details. I have to disagree with you on this one.



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ajahcuizon

I agree with you. Designs are great but I would still go with the quality. I am into simplicity and I am not that interested with the designs of a story or content.



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knnon

Exactly. Designs are great and all and it does add a bit of pop to any content. But those designs do sometimes just make reading harder especially for people who have eye issues. Some colors tend to hurt my eyes when I look at them, I have no idea why my eyes are so sensitive to colors.



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ajahcuizon

Well, I often find them distracting unless they have bright colors. I hate it when I am reading a certain part and my eyes can't help but to look at the designs all over the papers making me feel distracted. I guess you should pay a visit to an eye doctor to check if there is something wrong with your vision.



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theresajane

I asee that you are more of a linguistic person. Other people prefer to have a good background design since they tend to be attracted and can understand more, which makes them a visual/spatial person.



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knnon

I guess you're right about me being more of a linguistic person! Good backgrounds and designs are nice sometimes but they're a source of distraction for me. Another thing is that I have poor eyesight and having all those colors and designs just makes it harder for me to read the article as staring at the screen for really long period hurts my eyes a lot.



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Steve5

I can relate. I usually prefer something that's light and muted in terms of design. I don't like intense colors that don't match the web page. I'd gladly go for simple colors that complement everything around them.



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Steve5

Oh, that's interesting. I'm not sure which one I am. Maybe I'm more of a linguistic person as well. I like reading words that appeal to my senses. Though, I'm also attracted to pretty pictures that standout.



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stbrians

Aesthetics and quality in posts usually go hand in hand.

It is important to include both in your articles. In this way they will surely attract and maintain the attracted.



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amelia88

That’s a good point - in this day and age you’ve often got to have both to capture as much of a market as possible. Ensuring you have both a great layout and quality content will ensure longevity in your writing.



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Steve5

I like how you put it. It's true. Good design coupled with great writing can make your article last longer. Especially, if you write about evergreen topics. Stuff that will stay relevant throughout the years to come.



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Steve5

That's right. People are attracted to good aesthetics. Once you balance out your article with your designs, then you have a good chance at attracting potential readers.



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Kakashi2020

It depends, if it's a book then good aesthetics can help. But for articles, again it depends if you could include some graphics like photos and illustrations. Like the saying goes "A picture paints a thousand words".



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Steve5

I agree. You should really base it on what's suitable for your topic. Certain articles will benefit more with added pictures and illustrations. Make sure they're relevant to what you're writing about.



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