Thursday, August 19, 2010
I Redesigned My "The Book Review Corner" Blog and I LOVE IT!
Well, I've gone and updated my "The Book Review Corner" blog once again. If you're wondering what I did and why - let me explain.
I changed it from a four column blog to a 2-3 column blog with multiple sections.
Now, why did I do it? Well, for a couple of reasons.
The first has to do with my basic desire - to play. That is - I love to experiment and change things. And, when it comes to trying new things on the web - well, I just LOVE to play.
This time I was playing with Blogger.com's new templates. And, I found one I just loved so I decided I would try it out on "The Book Review Corner" blog.
Now I know that I changed "The Book Review Corner's" blog template not that long ago. I changed it from a two column blog to a 4 column blog. But, in looking at it over the last few months I thought 4 columns was just too busy. Too much to look at all at once with your eyes having to move all over the screen.
So, I thought a more simplified blog template was in order and, to my pleasant surprise, Blogger.com rolled out their new template designs around the same time. So, of course, I had to try them out and tinker with them.
The template I altered to fit my blogs' needs looks like a two column template initially, but it has multiple sections to the sidebar and multiple sections to the footnotes. So, I can have a sidebar that has three gadgets sections to it that I can add things to. And, one of those gadget sections is a two-column gadget sidebar all by itself.
Plus, the footnotes are is similar to the sidebar in that it also has multiple gadgets sections and one of those is also a two-column gadget section.
There are also gadget sections for tabs at the top, gadgets under the header, and gadgets following the post.
All in all, it is very versatile and I love it.
I hope you like my new design. Hopefully, I won't be changing it for awhile.
Unless, of course, something new comes along and I just have to play!