Mike, Jay, and Crysta
We discussed that we wanted our blog to have a white background- we would be a decent amount of white space. On the top we would have the title of the blog on the top center. Underneath that we would have our header with various links directing the reader to the archives and other topics found on the blog. The search bar would be underneath that.
Above the fold, we thought that we would have the trending topic with a large picture and the grabbing headline of the article. Below that we would have a block that contained six stories with smaller pictures and a mini blurb. Between the pictures would be a little more white space. We decided against an infinite scroll- instead we wanted to put two arrows at the bottom that would take you to previous or later pages.
Here is a picture of what we were thinking.