Monday, June 15, 2009

Rotating Post Titles gadget for Blogger

I was snooping around today looking for something to inject some more life into my blog. I found an excellent new custom gadget which uses some Google AJAX magic to tap into your blog’s feed and display a sort of post slideshow.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

How to install Blogger expandable post summaries

This is an oldie but a goldie. One of the first things I did when I created the first version of this blog early last year was to hunt around for a way to implement expandable post summaries.

There are a few ways to accomplish this but I eventually opted for this method…

Thursday, June 11, 2009

10 tips for writing better blog posts

Some of them are common sense, some you wouldn’t necessarily think of – but here are my top 10 tips for writing better blog posts (in no particular order)...

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

How to hide the Blogger Navbar

I’m not a huge fan of the Blogger Navbar – it sits at the top of our Blogger blogs looking incongruous and ugly.

It also makes it easy for malevolent readers to flag our blogs (whether it’s deserved or not) and/or navigate to a new one.

You may have noticed that the Blogger Navbar is not visible in any of my blogs. Sure the little sucker is technically still there but I made it invisible using a simple CSS trick.

Here’s how you hide your Blogger Navbar…

Thursday, June 4, 2009

How to customise your Blogger Minima header section

A visually striking logo image or banner is one of the best ways to make your Blogger blog stand out from the crowd but the standard Blogger header management system has its limitations.

Here’s how you go about putting anything you like in your Blogger Minima header section…