Thursday, January 14, 2010

Change is Progress, Right?

Thursday, January 14, 2010
When I first began blogging (which was only a few months ago), one thing I immediately wanted to do with the blog was change it from a two-column  to a three column template. I had a little knowledge of html code (even bought a couple of books on the subject) that I picked up while doing my second masters at UOP. The masters program was for curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in online teaching, something I really really would love to do. Many of the classes concentrated on web design, and layout, so knowing a little bit about html code came in handy.

But as the saying goes a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing, and while I tried several different ways to change the template, it seem all of may attempts ended with error messages from the Blogger people (whoever they may be). This week in desperation I sought out my genius tech guy at school to enlist his expertise (Randy is the best), and while I worried about a conflict of interest, since I began this blog primarily for me and not as a part of my instruction, I offered to pay him for his services. Randy being Randy, however pointed out to me that since I moved the district sponsored Book Battle site over to my blog that it was not a conflict at all. Together we looked for codes and found help from the Three Column Blogger (you really need to check him out if you want to change any blogger templates to three columns ... his instructions are great). Randy did the first page and after showing me how, I have done the rest and accomplished my goal.

Hope you like the new look. Feedback anyone?


5 comments:

Amy said...

I do like it. Every time I add a new feature from Blogger I learn more. It is addictive, though...

Simcha said...

Your blog looks good. I've been thinking of transferring to a three column page as well and perhaps I'll take a look at the site you recommended and give it a try.

Might I make a suggestion though? The font color is a little hard to read because its so light. You might want to either make the font a darker color or the background color darker, so it will be easier to read.

Good luck with your blog!

Simcha

Jan von Harz said...

Simcha, thanks for the suggestion. I will begin using a darker font. Appreciate the feedback.

Catherine Ensley said...

I for some reason felt confined with a 2-column blog, at first. (Probably because I do the website at work, and I'm used to 3-columns.) But then after a couple of months, I decided I really do like 2-column better. At any rate, it's fun to play with backgrounds and widgets and so on.

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