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New Blogger "Template Designer" Feature

Blogger has a new feature called "Template Designer". You'll see it where you add and rearrange your gadgets on the "Design" tab of your Control Panel. Go into the new design area (it's all sleek modern black looking) and you'll see that "Minima White" (the best template for using my backgrounds) is no longer a current preset template option. SO WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?...

You don't HAVE to change your preset template right now if you don't want to (if your background is functioning correctly and you don't want to change anything). BUT if you do want to play around in the new template designer the new preset template that works best with Dotty Dot Dot FREE Blogger Backgrounds is the "Picture Window" template (choose the first square, the blue one). The cool thing with this template is that 1) it works well with the free backgrounds on this site, 2) there are many layout arrangement options, 3) the columns are easily adjusted to any width! FYI - The "Awesome Inc" templates work well too.

When you're done playing with your new template and all of it's fun options in the new "Template Designer", hit the "back to Blogger" button (in the top right corner) and you'll return to your Blogger Dashboard "Add and Arrange Page Elements" area on the "Design" tab which is where you can add your cute and fun FREE background from this site (and add headers and other gadgets). And here's a reminder how to add the background;
  1. Copy all of the Background's code.
  2. Go to your "Design" TAB. (not the "Template Designer"- if you're in the TD, hit the "back to Blogger" button (in the top right corner) and you'll return to your Blogger Dashboard "Add and Arrange Page Elements" area on the "Design" tab which is where you can add your cute and fun FREE background from this site (and add headers and other gadgets)
  3. Click "Page Elements".
  4. Click "Add a Gadget".
  5. Choose to add an "HTML/Javascript" gadget.
  6. Paste your Dotty Dot Dot background code in that dialogue box.
  7. After you save it, you may move that box wherever you like in your Layout tab (even to the bottom) - and it should be easy to remove by clicking "edit" on the gadget box containing the code.
  8. Ta-Da! You have a new background!

*** If you're hard core old school the old layouts are still available. You can still find "Minima White" if you go to your "Design" TAB > "Edit HTML" > scroll down to "Old Templates" > "Select Layout Template" > "Minima White". (Thanks Terri!)

4 comments:

  1. I LOVE the new blogger stuff that came out :)

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  2. Hello Dotty I wanted to say the old templates are still avaiable, you just have to go to edit HTML and scroll down, and it'll say old templates.

    I also wanted to say you have beatiful backgrounds. I am not currently using one right now but I do love them! Thank you for offering them.

    Terri
    http://terri7291.blogspot.com/

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  3. Ah, I just figured out how to use Blogger.. now they go and change things on me!! LOL Soo not nice!
    Crystal Lynn

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  4. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [23 Jun 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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