April 03, 2011

5 New Dynamic Blogger Templates for us to Preview

We can now preview 5 dynamic new Blogger template styles for our blogs which use AJAX, HTML5 and CSS3. These new templates will soon be made available for us to use as the default views for our sites, and will be customizable so we can preserve our blog's individuality.

The "Snapshot" view is an ideal choice for photo bloggers

The benefits of using these new blog templates include:
  • Infinite scrolling: read more posts without having to reload or click to a second page
  • New layouts: different views suited to different types of blogs
  • Speed: download images as you view them, not all at once in advance
  • Interactivity: there are now more ways to experience and engage with blog content
Five different templates are currently available for us to preview. Click on a link below to see a preview of Blogger Buster (which will open in a new window):
  1. Flipcard
  2. Mosaic
  3. Sidebar
  4. Snapshot
  5. Timeslide
For those of you viewing this as an email update, here are screenshots of the different views:

Flipcard View

Mosaic View

Sidebar View

Snapshot View

Timeline View

You can preview how these templates will appear for your own site by adding "/view" to the end of your blog URL, for example:

  • http://yourblog.blogspot.com/view
  • http://www.bloggerbuster.com/view

In order to immediately view a specific template style, use the following formats:

  • http://yourblog.blogspot.com/view/flipcard/
  • http://www.yourblog.com/view/mosaic
  • http://yourblog.blogspot.com/view/sidebar/
  • http://blog.yoursite.com/view/snapshot/
  • http://www.bloggerbuster.com/view/timeline

Provide your feedback to help shape the finished product

The Blogger Team are requesting feedback for these new templates which will help shape how they will be developed. Be sure to test these new views for your own site and provide your commentary using this form.

Find out more!

Read more about these five new dynamic Blogger templates on Blogger Buzz, read the help center article, or take a look at the introductory video below:

What do you think?

I personally am awed by these new templates and find them to be an awesome stylish solution for artists, photobloggers, personal writers and portfolio websites.

However, before switching to these new templates, I'd like to learn more about the possible impact in search results as these templates rely on the blog feed and don't appear to make use of permalink URLs (yet).

Do you like these new template styles? Will you be switching to one of these new views when they become available for us to use as the presented layout for our sites?

Please let us know what you think by leaving your comments and opinions below.

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Browse through the Archives

All existing posts are still available to view while I'm working on the site, albeit seen in a much simpler interface. Feel free to browse through the archives to find tutorials, templates and articles to help you build a better blog:

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