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Thursday, 23 March 2017

I Like the New Themes, except for...

I have seen NOTHING, apart from a nice looking theme design, (Contempo), for my blog, which would get me to change to one of the NEW Themes. To be fair, their design is a world apart from the Simple template that I have at the moment. I don't even know if I am to refer to the 'New Themes', as templates, but Simple suits me. Don't say it!

I tried the New Themes on my Testing blog, and -
  • There's no Navbar. Not even a Gadget to get one, unless I'm looking in the wrong spot!
  • I couldn't Adjust widths manually. Are the Themes probably designed that way - for maximum screen size?
  • Blogger Help is NO help!

My Old blog template, on the 'Theme Setting' screen. I selected a NEW Theme called CONTEMPO, and ...

I looked at the new theme, and it seemed nice, so I applied it to the blog.

I then went on to 'Customise' the template ...

After tweaking a few options, I thought about the blog width, which normally is listed on the left. Nope. Checked. Not there, although I thought I saw a screen flash of what I wanted, but it didn't load. Mmmm.

Always a 'taste it and see' sort of guy, I checked it out on Blogger, and it did look good. I went searching on the 'Layout' screen, to see if the missing options might be there. Nah, bad luck, Louie. Not even a Navbar to get back to the Dashboard!

Ditched it, and went back to my 'Simple' way. Was I/Am I wr, wr, wr/incorrect? Should I be looking somewhere else ?



Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob - you're testing things .. I sort of look at - and then rewind the tape! Can understand your view point... cheers Hilary

Bob said...

People should be made aware of the design of these things, not just settle for the look - and complain in future, when they become aware. Maybe, I've been out of it for too long.