Friday, June 08, 2007

What's a Widget?

Well, I think I'm done for now. I updated the sidebar and it was surprisingly easy using the blogger widgets. Oops, I just realized I left off my weather pixie and stat counter. Okay, tomorrow, since I can't keep my eyes open ... yikes it's 12:30 AM.

If you find any broken links, let me know.

So what's a widget?... Well, here is a link to a screencast that demonstrates how to customize your blogger header. Ignore that part, but pay attention to how she uses the widgets to move elements around in her template (just by using drag and drop). The DISADVANTAGE to doing this is you have to covert to the new blogger template layout (with the widgets) and my old template was not compatible with the new template layout. So I had to find a new template... which is why you see this one. The ADVANTAGE to using it is that you don't have to go into the code to made tweaks and adjustments to put things into your blog or change fonts and colors. I know how to do some of the coding but it's tedious for someone like me who's not an expert.

I still haven't figured out how to make the navbar at the top reappear but I probably don't need it anyway. Maybe some of you expert HTML coders can give me a hint.

The new template looks better in Firefox than IE. If you are one of those using IE... what are you waiting for? I like Firefox much better. Especially the bookmarks tool bar with all my favorite links at the top of the page.

Next up: Review of Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh


Marg said...

The new template looks really good!

CindyS said...

Hmmmm, I think that maybe I haven't updated my template - why? Because I remember reading that the one I have isn't compatible with the new blogger and yet, it worked! So I'm thinking I just better leave well enough alone until Blogger forces my hand ;)


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