June 3, 2007


So I spent the past few nights working on a new template for TwinCitiesDailyPhoto.com only to find out, that the new blogger templates are NOT supported on "non-blogspot" servers. My countdown was to unveil my new template for TCDP, but that will not be happening today.

Disappointment in finding this out tonight on my launch date is an understatement. To bloggers credit, the new template layouts were very easy to work with and I'd recommend them to anyone without a custom domain name like I have. They've made it really simple to work with if your not familiar with .HTML and the coding. But to not have it available to a custom domain website name is [enter your fowl word of choice here].

Back to the drawing board I go. So I'll stick with my boring blogger template that I currently have for the moment. I have no current choice as of this writing.

For today's Twin Cities Daily Photo I'm posting the TCDP logo I created for my new web design. I will at least show you that part until I create a new custom template in the OLD blogger format.

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Dsole said...

uf, what a mess, I hate editing the HTML template... I always make some mistakes I can't handle with...
I like your logo!!

Anonymous said...

Well, why not save the template to your hard drive and change it there in Dreamweaver or FrontPage? And for some reason I thought it was also for people with their own domains. I thought it showed up when you sign up. If you act like you are signing up for a new blog, then there is a place to use it with your own domain. Maybe it is the old version though. It has been a while since I looked at it.

I know what you mean about using names. I do it all the time and whole sentences like this one: "Why did I want to do this in the first place?"

Have a nice Sunday.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Steve Cuddihy said...

The problem with the new blogger layouts is the widgets are stored in .XML format. Meaning, data is stored on the blogspot servers and not in the coding itself [like it was in the old blogger templates]. That is the crux of the issue.

I have found I can forward a subdomain to a blogspot.com address and it will republish with my domain name. I would need to change a few things in my DNS hosting records. Then I'm using blogspot servers for hosting my webpages and photos. I've already paid for domain hosting, so it's a silly way of having this work.

I've got a very good handle on .HTML coding, I'm not too familiar with CSS coding, but learning a lot the more I tinker with it. Ultimately, I need to create a template that works under the classic blogger template system. This will take some time unfortunately.