Friday, October 14, 2011

Layout Design Basics

The Blogger (in Draft) Layout screen is a thing of beauty.

It is clean, elegant, and very easy to understand.

Let's talk about the screen shot above.

As you can see, my blog is using the layout with the blog posts on the left hand side,  with a sidebar on the right.  The actual layout is cannot be changed from this screen - - - only customized.  Changing the layout (reverse the blog post area and sidebar, for example) can only be done from the Template area.  (See left hand list on screen shot.)

If Blogger does not already have the gadget that you want, then you can add nearly anything that you can think of by simply adding a gadget called "HTML/Javascript."   It allows for the freedom to create custom graphics, blog buttons, follow me buttons.  Anything!