How Do I Look?
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Fleur is the name of the designer of the new template, and all her templates are minimalistic in nature. You can find out more about her and her templates at her website. However, at the moment the templates are available at her Etsy shop, where you can also find templates not only for the Blogger platform but also for Wordpress; plus other custom designs and services such as turning your current template into one that's responsive [which will adjust to any screen size] which I'd like to get in the future. Her after-sales care has been excellent; sticking by me when a few changes were needed and restored something that went missing.
As you might have guessed, I'm a fan of minimalism. The new template is everything that. The template is cleaner and simply aesthetically pleasing to my eye. It's a two-column template with the navigation bar on the right. In line with the new look, I have decided to do away with a few things including the Google Friend Connect widget; but you can always add my blog manually on your Blogger dashboard if you do follow blogs that way.
The installation process was simple enough being a copy-and-paste of the code. For those who don't have a clue about HTML, you don't have to have any clues at all but it helps to have a basic understanding of HTML if you want to do some minor adjustments, which I did. The template came with an installation guide. After working on it for a few days with the help of Fleur, I finally got everything sorted out and the template is finally to my liking.
Different browsers can render templates differently. The template looks great in Chrome and Safari on my laptop, but I have also tested it on my tablet using Chrome and Android Browser; the latter being the only one to display my blog a bit oddly. I hope no one is using Android Browser anymore... is there?
As you can see I'm happy with the current template and hoping to be using it for quite some time.