Sunday, October 2, 2011

Blogger Dynamic Views

Recently Blogger announced the Dynamic View Templates which can make your blog look very stylish and also increase the speed with which it will load.  So now you can allow a large number of your posts to show up on one page and let the user choose which one to read instead of scrolling through "older and newer" or other navigation methods.
There are seven templates to choose from.  I like the magazine view (shown here) but you don't have to decide on one. All the templates offer a drop down to choose a preferred view to the reader.

I did not convert my template to one of the dynamic view templates.  Instead I added a HTML/javascript gadget to the top right side that lets readers choose to see the blog in a dynamic view.  There are still browsers out there that will not support a dynamic view template.  At some point I will probably convert to a dynamic template.  

3 comments:

  1. where do I find the gadget?

    thanks++
    AM

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  2. When you go to the design view (when you log in at the top right of your blog, you see an option to design) - you can add a gadget - the screen will look like the second image in this post.
    Add gadget >> HTML/javascript gadget >> type in the HTML like this Explore this blog using one of the Dynamic Views!
    Replace *** with your blog name.
    Hope that works!

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  3. " type in the HTML like this Explore this blog using one of the Dynamic Views!
    Replace *** with your blog name."

    which html?
    I'm currently using an awesome inc template... not sure how it would work with that anyway.

    Can you paste the required html into a comment for me?

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