Instead of using the ever-so-popular Pages gadget, lots of users prefer to use the LinkList gadget as their menu bars. Why? Because with Pages gadget, you can only add links to your static pages (Update: This is no longer true in the new Blogger interface). But with LinkList gadget, you can add external links, links to almost just anything. I've shown you how you can replace your Pages gadget with a LinkList gadget here.
Apparently, some of the older templates do not have proper 'crosscol' definitions to make LinkList gadget behave like the Pages gadget. Ideally, we want our gadget to stretch horizontally from left to right across the page, usually below the header. But this isn't the case for some of the older templates, as the LinkList stretches downwards vertically. In this post, I'm gonna show you how you can easily fix it, and use LinkList gadget instead of Pages gadget as your menu bar.