Thursday, March 11, 2010


Well, Blogger finally did it.

In Draft, today, you'll find the new Blogger templates. 3 column templates, templates that use transparency overlays, 4 column templates, even 3 and 4 columns, with split sidebars. And some very shiny backgrounds.

This will keep all the artistic types busy, for a good while. And there will be less damaged templates, from importing third party code.

From the Draft Blogger dashboard, select "Layout". From the navbar, "Customize". Then, "Template Designer".

So that's the end to boring Blogger templates. What you have now is a combinable inventory of 4 exciting styles, with separately selected layouts (2, 3, and 4 columns, split sidebars, left / right variations), a background library with colour palette, and adjustable column widths. Enough choices to keep many bloggers busy choosing.


  1. Thanks for the heads-up. What browser are you using? I'm using Gecko based ones (Camino, Flock, Firefox) on Mac OS X (10.5.8) and cannot see the "Customize". Then, "Template Designer" from my navbar. Could this new Blogger feature be OS and/or browser specific? I would not doubt it.

  2. Angel,

    Do you know how to get to Draft Blogger? That's where you start.

  3. LOL... oh brother... see what happens when the workday has been a looooong one and at least half of the neurons are out of gas?

    Thanks Chuck, the key detail on your post completely flew over my head, BWAHAHAHA, hey at least I'll go to bed laughing my rear end off.

    Thanks again.

  4. Thanks so much. Love these. Hope you will get a gadget for Categories.