Thursday, September 23, 2010

Switched to using http://deluxetemplates.net

I've switched to using the templates at: http://www.deluxetemplates.net/
You have to unzip the XML template and then upload the file according to these instructions:

http://www.deluxetemplates.net/1999/04/how-to-install-blogger-xml-template.html

How to install a Blogger Template

Follow Most Simple Guide to Install your Favorite Blogger Template.
1. Click in Download button and save file in PC [hard drive].

2. File that you have downloaded is .ZIP file so need to be extracted. Extract / Unzip it.

3. Log in Blogger dashboard

4. Click Design link in dashboard panel.

5. Now click in Edit HTML link in tab bar.

6. Click Browse button and look for folder that is created after extracted file that you have downloaded.

7. Folder has a XML file and TXT file or Internet shortcut, you select only XML file.

8. Click Upload button.

9. Confirm and Save.

One thing I had to do is reinstall Prettify based on this Stack Overflow thread:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1852537/how-to-use-prettify-with-blogger-blogspot

<link href='http://google-code-prettify.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/src/prettify.css' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'/> 
<script src='http://google-code-prettify.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/src/prettify.js' type='text/javascript'></script>
After "</head>" replace "<body>" with "<body onload='prettyPrint()'>"

One more thing: some designs may turn off the navbar at the top. Some people find it annoying, but I found it very useful. You will need to go into the Design->Edit HTML and look for the CSS navbar-iframe style. Here is the code commented out:

/*#navbar-iframe {
display: none !important;
}*/

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