As promised, Google is rolling out seven new Dynamic Views in Blogger that use to customize your blog. The new interactive layouts utilize the latest web technologies such AJAX, HTML5 and CSS3 that makes a compelling 40-percent faster loading speed compared to traditional templates. Dynamic Views will cater unique browsing experience that will sure to entice your readers to explore your blog. It will also bring your old entries out of your archives so they’ll be freshly brought to the surface again.
This makes the Dynamic Views more than just new templates. The new Blogger feature will let you get “infinite scrolling (no more “Older posts” link), images that load as you browse, integrated search, sorting by date, label and author, lightbox-style posts for easy viewing, keyboard shortcuts for quickly flipping through posts, and one-click sharing to Google+ and other social sites on every post.”
Accordingly here are the seven new dynamic views you can choose from:
- Classic (Gmail): A modern twist on a traditional template, with infinite scrolling and images that load as you go
- Flipcard (M loves M) – Your photos are tiled across the page and flip to reveal the post title
- Magazine (Advanced Style) – A clean, elegant editorial style layout
- Mosaic (Crosby’s Kitchen) – A mosaic mix of different sized images and text
- Sidebar (Blogger Buzz Blog) – An email inbox-like view with a reading page for quick scrolling and browsing
- Snapshot (Canelle et Vanille) – An interactive pinboard of your posts
- Timeslide (The Bleary-Eyed Father) – A horizontal view of your posts by time period
So basically, if you have more images on your blog Flipcard or Snapshot may perfectly fit your readers who’ll be willing to interactively click through each images and know the story behind that. Classic, Sidebar and Timeslide may be preferable for text-loaded blogs.
Here are few steps you can do to add Dynamic Views on your Blogger blog.
1. Log in to your Blogger account.
2. Click on the Template tab on your Dashboard.
3. Click on whatever view you want to set as default. You can select other views by drill down the selection pulldown in the upper left.
4. You can also now add a custom header, change the background, colors, fonts, and more. Find out more here.
We remember Steve Jobs on making user’s experience much more easier on this Google development of Dynamic Views for Blogger, so how’s your experience so far, we welcome your comments.