Anybody played around with the standard blogger templates recently? You can effectively now layout your page however you want. You can change the width of columns, all sorts of stuff.
I have just picked myself up an awesome domain name, and I am having a bit of fun
I can seriously recommend heading over and seeing what you can create!
Thanks Ryan. I have at times used blogger, but didn't care for the format. Sounds like the new changes you mention make it worth working with again.
I stopped using it completely, because of the frustration around templates. You can effectively now create your own template, which is a godsend for those of us with limited techy knowledge!
I really like the way you can pick a template and then adjust almost all of the colors to ones of your own choice. I like the way you can move the gadgets into a right or left sided column now. Not quite managed to figure out if I can change the images on the background yet if I want to.
It is good that you are also able to add additional pages to the blog on there now.
Blogger is a lot batter now with a simple tool that allows you to fix column naumber, width, color, font, add pages--very simple and flexible! Unfortunately many of my older blogs are already on html templates that the new system can't work woth
Ryankett, thanks for the info.. I love Blogger.. Let me ask you a question, where did you purchase a domain name from?? Google??
Yes through Blogger, with auto renewal. I don't intend to move it anywhere, and their domains are cheap enough.
Yes I like the new template designs that we can apply to our blogs over there and working through a web design course at the moment just to customize it how I want it.
They look a hell of a lot better than the old templates...an update for the new digital age!
If I have a domain name and NOTHING else, is there a way to somehow auto fill in? LOL. I've been paying for a domain for years, but have no page for it. Or do you buy one through them, and it is like, http/ : blogger.com/MY DOMAIN sort of thing?
You would just select an available name for example - shadesbreath.blogspot.com and I think you still have an option of adding a domain name to your blog and redirecting through it....
Edit: yeah a custom domain name that you can point to your blog, it's in the publishing settings of your blogger account!!
I left blogger because they don't have any easy way to arrange things in categories. Tags just don't cut it. This is why I like WP.
WryLilt-I totally know what you mean. I'm working with a new third-party template that features a horizontal menu with dropdown menus that can go to as many subcategories or sub sub subcategories as you need it to. It's just a matter of replicating some simple code, and then tagging your posts appropriately. It makes it super-easy to categorize and navigate then.
Irhoner this sounds very interesting. I've just bought my first domain and I want to switch my old blog over to a new template. Can I do that? I played around a little but then I got worried I'd mess everything up!
I had just learned how to redesign the templates on blogger, make several columns and such, when they came out with the new design set up. I think it is great that they simplified the process, and that the old templates are still available, to those who want them.
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