Beautiful “Share This Article” Column Design And How It’s Done

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When Digg.com firstly releases their Digg badges, it easily became widely implemented in blogs and websites who wish to promote their articles up to Digg’s front page. This implementation of badges slowly evolves; webmasters and bloggers began to add more badges and mini icons of different bookmarking sites like Delicious, Reddit, Design Float, Stumble Upon, Mixx, etc.

Then some blogs (including us) want to make things a little bit nicer. Instead of placing it next to the title, it’s moved down, right below the last paragraph of an article. Together with some design, we thought it’ll be catchy enough to grab visitors’ attentions.

How ‘Share This Article’ helps?

Share box urge readers and visitors to submit articles they think are good to bookmarking sites. The idea of a Share box is simple – fundamentally consists of a simple background and couple of bookmarking sites links (article permalinks embedded). Let’s first take a look at 12 nice designed Share boxes we’ve stumbled upon.

12 Beautiful ‘Share This Article’ Designs

Styl.eti.me

Tutorial9

DailyApp

Kreativuse

Noupe

WellMedicated

Photoshop Star

PSDFan

PSDTUTS

CatsWhoCodes

Vandelay Design

How It’s Done

Folks at BlogPerfume wrote a simple and nice article on how you can design a simple and nice Share box box (they call it the Bookmark box) from scratch in Photoshop.

Tools To Get You Started

Digg badges – Get the official Digg badges to put on your website or weblog.

Stumble Upon buttons – Choose your fav SU buttons and create your very own scripts for your site.

DesignFloat tools – Make submitting content to DesignFloat easy.

Reddit buttons – Place these real time vote counting buttons on your site.

Dzone buttons – Vote on DZone links from your site.

Delicious tools – Bookmarking buttons and add-ons for your browser or website

Author:

Founder and Chief Editor of Hongkiat.com, a designer, developer and hardcore fan of Apple. Follow him on Twitter, or befriend him on Facebook.

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