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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Blogger Fixed Length Date Format

If you choose your date to show in this format --> "Thursday, January 20, 2011", the length of this field will vary for different dates. For example, compare "Wednesday, September 14, 2011" and "Friday, May 6, 2011". In this tutorial, I'll show you how you can easily alter the date format to show in a fixed length size.

Why does it matter? It doesn't. I spent hours to come up with this solution, and self-taught some Java to myself along the process. Answers like these are too good not to be shared here. Well, that and you get a fixed size for your date field, something that might help you shape your template in your own way.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Blogger Post Title Changes Color on Post Page

In some of the designer templates, the post titles will have a different appearance in post pages, when compared to the post titles in the homepage. Often, the title's font is smaller and has plain font color. In some templates, the font is completely different.

Why is it so? Well, it is made that way. Nothing is wrong with it. But you can make the post titles in post pages look like the ones in the homepage, easily.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Remove Blogger Sidebar and Maximize Main Width on Selected Pages

This one is a famous request in Blogger Help Forum - how to hide the sidebar on one of the static pages, and make the main blog show in full width in that page, and in that page alone. Usually, I'd give a personalize solution for each asker, as each one of them had different blog with different template that had different settings. Today, I finally took the time to generalize this tweak. Anyone can use the solution in this page, and you'll get what you want - refer to the title, I'm not gonna repeat what this tutorial does. Or maybe I will. You get to hide your sidebars (doesn't matter left, right or both) and use that space to widen your main posting area, on pages that you choose. You can apply this tweak both on your static pages and/or your post pages (the page that loads when you click on the title of your posts).

Click here for a live demo.

Did I mention that this is a one-step tutorial?