Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New Blogger Editor

My husband uses WordPress for his blog, but I use Blogger.  Because it's so much easier.  He is his own host and mine is Blogger - cheaper (as in free) and easier.

Anyway - I have a few questions that, if anyone knows the answer to them, I'd appreciate it - about Blogger.  I've been visiting some Blogger blogs lately that have a new kind of background and layout - one which I can find no mention of anywhere.  Here are a few examples:

Notice the clever edges of the writing area and the background?  I love these and I've been seeing variations of this new style all over the blogosphere and I'm coveting them.  I've done Google searches for "Blogger styles" and "Blogger backgrounds" and other searches along those lines, but I haven't found any reference for how this new style is accomplished.

In addition, there is evidently a new Blogger Editor, which I have now subscribed to - and some people have lost entire portions of their blog because of it:

I sure hope that doesn't happen to me.  I didn't even know there WAS a new Blogger editor until I searched for it under "Layout" and noticed an area where I could choose "old editor" or "new editor".  I held my breath and clicked, "new editor" to see what would happen - and my blog looked the same.

Of course, this is the first post where I'm actually USING the new editor - it just looks like it gives you more formatting options is all, but we shall see how it affects things once I publish this post.

I know when people who use Wordpress switch to the latest version, there is often much gnashing of teeth.  It seems like such a waste of time to constantly be working on the same thing, tweaking it, because a new version has killed some things and enabled unknown other features.

That's it for today - if anyone knows now to acquire those neat new contrasting background, decorating thingies for Blogger, let me know.  Thanks!!


Island Rider said...

I don't even know how to insert a link for a website in mine, so I am the wrong person to be asking. Hope you figure it out!

Test blog said...

You might try emailing the writers of those two blogs...

Susan Humeston said...

Hmmmmm Professor - why didn't I think of that???

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I'm just getting caught up reading some blogs and I came across this post. :)

If you go to the top of my recipe blog, you should see a logo for Cutest Blog on the Block. If you click on that, it takes you to that site.

They have backgrounds you can choose from and information about how to add them to your own blog.

On Blogger, it is pretty easy. I love the way it looks on the recipe blog but I thought it made my main blog a little too busy since it already has a lot going on.

Susan Humeston said...

Wow!! Thanks so much - of course, now that I know where it is, I don't know if I'll use it or not.....but the most important thing is.....NOW I KNOW!!!