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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Show Description Text in Full in Blogger Dynamic View Templates

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Happy 2014 folks! Enough with New Year greetings, and back to this week's post. Blog Reader Jerry De Luca was wondering if there is a way to make the description text in Dynamic View blogs to show in full. Yes, it can be done, and here's how.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Show Post Title in Full in Magazine Blogger Dynamic View

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I've published tutorials on how post titles can be shown in full in Blogger's Flipcard and Timeslide Dynamic Views before, and Blog Reader Pierre Egault would like to know a similar trick for Magazine view - as Magazine view tends to truncate your title when a custom web font is used. This tweak should also help to reduce the gap in your post title's line height when a custom font is used. So, here's how:

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Comment Link Next to Blogger Post Title

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Finally, a non-dynamic post after a long time (or I should say, a *post* after a long time).. Knowing there's a way to add labels next to post titles, blog reader Amy was curious to know if there's a way to do the same with Comment links - adding the link next to the title, including the comment counter.. Since this doesn't involve a Dynamic template, you have all the reason in the world to believe there must be a way. Personally, I think this tweak could be especially handy, now that the comment link in post footer is more of a hit-and-miss thing. Without further ado, here's how..

Monday, October 14, 2013

Say Hello to Google+ Comments - NOT!

After careful considerations and long fruitful chats with fellow TCs, I have decided that it is finally time to give G+ comments a try. This is in accordance with Google's effort to keep all their products somewhat unified and tied in a way. Seeing how important Google sees the G+ community, I think it is only fair to give this a shot. It does come with a downside though - You have to have Google Plus account to leave a comment. That, and the lack of a feature to moderate comments under a single tab is kinda off-putting. But I'll give it a whirl anyway and see how it goes. Hello Google+ Comments!

Update: Notification is not working - I'm reverting to Blogger's commenting again. I've been busy with work, and it took me several days to realise I have not been getting any notifications for the comments left in this blog. This is disastrous as it isn't practical for me to view 200+ posts one by one to look for new comments. I've decided to take a U-turn. My faith in G+ comments is seriously dented now, and it's gonna take some serious convincing if I were to switch back to G+ comments again. To those of you who have left G+ comment questions here, I'm afraid I won't be able to see your messages (please repost them once I reactivate Blogger's comment system).

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Changing Font Size in the Header Bar in Blogger's Dynamic View Templates

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You'd think there is an easy way to change the size of the font on your Dynamic View's header bar. Oh wait, there is - the option to change your font size is very much there in your Template Designer (under Advanced - Header Bar). But let's be honest here. I have not seen this working. It never had any effect on my actual template, and no, not even on my preview page. Fortunately, there's a way to manually change the font size in the header bar, and here's how.