Friday, 16 September 2011

Dynamic Views

You can now look at this blog in Flipcard, Mosiac, Sidebar, Snapshot, or Timeslide view. Just go to and have a click through the options given in the light blue dropdown button to the right of the topbar. They are quite fun: the most useful, I think, will be the "sidebar" and "timeline" views but I really like the idea of people choosing how they want to view a blog.

If you want to have this facility available for your own blogger blog, check the blogger help page All about Dynamic Views for Authors. A key condition for it to work is that you must have feeds fully enabled (i.e. not those annoying snippet feeds.) If you put an URL anywhere, remember that it is "http://[blog URL]/view" in the singular, not the plural - someone slipped on the industrial psychology there - everyone will recognise it as "views".

Apparently we will be able to customise these new views sometime soon.
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