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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Blogger dynamic views and gadgets

Recently google announcements 7 new dynamic views. Dynamic views offer users enhanced browsing experience. Dynamic views are build on latest web technology (AJAX, HTML5 and CSS3). In short it looks great, take a look at my blog using sidebar dynamic view. This link will lead you to sidebar view.You can easily try 6 other dynamic view styles, just choose from menu at the top of opened page. So far so good ...

Dynamic view sidebar

Where are gadgets in dynamic views?

Unfortunately in this moment if you choose blogger dynamic view you can't use gadgets or widgets. When I say gadgets I think on gadgets like popular posts, recent posts, HTML/javascript gadgets, header gadget etc. So dynamic views are very effective, look very nice but if you use dynamic views you lose control over appearance of your blog. For many bloggers this will be unacceptable.

AdSense exists in dynamic views but blogger owner can't control where will ads be showed.

To setup blogger dynamic views go to Design --> Template Designer and chose your favorite dynamic template.

Dynamic views and old blogger side by side

In my case there are two facts:

  • I like blogger dynamic views
  • I want to keep gadgets
Solution to this problem is to keep old blogger appearance and put a link on my blogger sidebar (using gadgets) to favorite dynamic view for my blog.

You can see any blogger blog in dynamic view if you type web address in this format: http://[BloggerName].blogspot.com/view/[TypeOfView].

For example to see this blog in sidebar view you should type this address: http://interestingwebs.blogspot.com/view/sidebar

Another example for googleblog.blogspot.com in magazine view should be: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/view/magazine.

For [TypeOfView] use one of blogger dynamic views.

Type of blogger dynamic views

  • Classic: A minimalist template. All posts are in one page. Older entries will continuously load as visitor scrolls down
  • Flipcard: Photos are grouped on the page. When the reader hovers the mouse over the pictures, it will flip and display the corresponding post title and date
  • Magazine: A elegant editorial style, posts with one image and extract of article
  • Mosaic: A mosaic mix of different sized images and text
  • Sidebar: An email inbox-like view with a reading page for quick scrolling and browsing
  • Snapshot: A panoramic view of your images
  • Timeslide: A horizontal view of your posts ordered by time

4 comments:

web design manila said...

Excellent post, I like it and I will bookmark this too. You did a good job. A lot of thanks for sharing.


Shasing

IOANNISBK said...

Hello, I find really useful your comments and I also use the dynamic view for my blog with the sidebar choice on the left. However, may I ask you, while the sidebar was scrolling downwords with the use of the mouse, now its fixed. What did go wrong and how can I change it the way it was.

Thanks a lot
John

Mark said...

To IOANNISBK:
I do not know what to say. I just try sidebar view on my blog and I can scroll down menu on left side on the screen. To do that you first need to click on sidebar and then you can sroll down sidebar down and up.

aromal said...

I really likes blogger dynamic views. We have no control over adsense ads. But they are high performance adunits..