Thursday, April 29, 2010

See The Tabs Above?

That used to be a Pages gadget, which could only index static pages. If you replace the Pages gadget with a linklist, you have a Tabs Index with new possibilities.

Monday, April 26, 2010

The Missing "Template Designer" Link

Not everybody yet understands that the new Designer Templates are only available from the Blogger In Draft dashboard. Neither the Customize link in the navbar, nor any other shortcuts, will get you to the Draft "Page Elements" wizard - even if you are logged in to Blogger In Draft as your default.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Customising The Designer Templates

Since setting up this blog with a Designer Template, I've made a couple tweaks to the layout. One tweak removed the white background behind the posts - that took a brief few seconds, to find and use the GUI "Transparent" option. A second tweak involved centering the blog header (Title and Description, above) - and for that there is no GUI control, though the change still required only a brief few seconds.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

PTC / PTS And Other Frauds

We've seen a few blogs recently confirmed as spam, which appear to be focused or named around Pay To Click / Pay To Surf advice content. So, I did some thinking, and reasoned why PTC and PTS should have no place in the Blogosphere.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Adding The Jump Break To Older Templates

Did you just add the "Jump Break" feature to your blog, following the instructions from Blogger, to add the extra snippet of code? Are you observing odd behaviour, such as the legendary post / sidebar alignment problems, or photos disappearing / being oddly placed in the post?

It's possible that the instructions as provided by Blogger, when taken literally, may be causing such odd behaviour.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Blogs With Classic Templates Receive New Lease On Life

For any of you publishing a blog that uses a classic (HTML) template, Blogger made a major improvement yesterday. A long requested option, the "Newer Posts" / "Older Posts" links, was added to the classic template meta language.

So now, if your blog display is segmented by Auto Pagination - even if your blog uses a classic template - your readers (and the search engines) can access all of the posts in your archives.

Friday, April 9, 2010


In an idle search today, I discovered that Nitecruzr Dot Net, and all blogs in the domain, are now considered safe, by various website monitor programs. Both SERPs in Google Search, Google Safe Browsing, and McAfee SiteAdvisor, now show Nitecruzr Dot Net in green.
We tested this site and didn't find any significant problems.

So now, you may enjoy all Nitecruzr Dot Net blogs in assurance of perfect safety. Spammers, note: We will continue to moderate comments, ruthlessly. "Nice Blog" spammers need not apply here.

And in other news, we are seeing noticeably less reports about hijacked blogs, in Blogger Help Forum: Something Is Broken.