Friday, August 27, 2010

Blog overhaul using Blogger's new Template Designer

So I was feeling like my blog needed a bit of refreshing now that I'm blogging again, after my break...and was even (duck) considering changing over to another blogland site...but come to find out, Blogger has upped their game - in a BIG way.  I was pleasantly surprised to find out how easy it was, this time, to change the look of my blog - without having to go searching on the web for a new blog design, and then try to tweak it to fit into one of Blogger's limited blog templates.  The choices for layouts were plentiful, and then the detail-tweaking was very user-friendly for non-tech geeks like me...down to width of columns, colors and font choices, etc.  The only things I imported from outside Blogger were the header ( and the little titles over the sidebar columns (same site).

So, what do you think?  Like? Love? Hate?  I tried to make it a little more reader-friendly and less-busy.  The one thing I haven't had a chance to do yet is take a look at it in all my browsers - I'm working in Google Chrome right now - so those of you in other browsers, let me know if you have any issues with it!!

OH - and another cool thing Blogger made super easy - adding tabbed pages - you can add up to TEN pages to your blog!!!  I was THRILLED with this added ability, as I've always wanted that ability and had to search high and wide in the past to find a template that created that ability for me.  So check out the two extra pages I've created so far - my Artwork page and my Ciao Sorella page (the tabs are just under the header).

Overall, I give Blogger a BIG thumbs up on this one!  If you are looking to update your Blogger site, go to your Dashboard, then to "Design" and check out the new "Template Designer" for all the new details I've referred to.

1 comment:

Crafty Mom said...

Definitely loving the simplicity of it. Much less busy than your other layout. :)


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