In previous articles we skimmed the section on the most important settings of Blogger. Now, as you can see I also have a process redesign, so the theme templates for Blogger blogs on the service for me doubly relevant. In general, the design of the site – something It is important, but more importantly to make sure that all this stuff to function properly, Georgia, and created content for months, but disappeared in the blink of an eye. I will not give any recommendations on the choice of design for the blog, it all depends of his subject and personal preference, but at least it should not be wild and suitable for the visitor. With templates, we have 2 options: 1) Use the standard template. The choice of course is not very large, but in general it is enough to choose for itself something decent. Obvious advantage of the pre-defined template – it is fully compatible, as a consequence of complete absence of bugs and potential problems.
On the downside can be attributed, again not a very large selection is not particularly fashionable choices and lack of three columnar patterns. 2) Use of third-party templates. Here the choice is already posuschestvenney. There are a bunch as a 2-and 3-columnar options for every taste and color. Several sites, where they can watch and download for free: This is a plus. Disadvantages can also block all, and you curse that was contacted. Because the correct operation and full compatibility is not guaranteed by anyone.
Can put a cool pattern, resulting in some of the content will be gone forever, part of the curve will be displayed, in general, the trouble. The process often painful, that's my second day on the blog chaos and ruin, gradually navozhu order and quote everything back to normal. Tips for using templates: 1) Start with the classic template and see how everything works, start to fill in the blog content, if satisfied with some of the standard, and it will stop. 2) Before you change the template, and in general to make any other major changes, ALWAYS! Back up the CODE. You can do it in the tab "Layout". 3) If you want to use a custom template is better not to wait 100 posts so far accumulated. 4) If there is a "left" is not the main blog, where you can experiment – it is better first to try in experimental. 5) Some sites have reviews of patterns, sometimes worth a look. 6) If Blog instructed bunch of widgets and you decide to change the design, expect problems. The bulk of the widgets will simply disappear, that the process was easier, as I do – save the text file code for each desired widget, then will easily return everything back into place. 7) Do not change patterns frequently. There is no good what. Web site design (the blog) – a part of your personal brand. A Coca-Cola logo redesign every week does not. 8) Naplyuyte in all directions except the number 2, if normally versed in CSS / XHTML. Although in this case, you probably do not need other people's templates, you can make your own. In principle, all the tips. Some may think that "hell worse than he is painted," in fact it's not so bad, but if this thing started, usually have to tinker. The most important thing is to make backup copies, in principle, one that is enough to not amass great adventures on your ass. Successful experiments you!