Saturday, April 07, 2007

New Blogger 3 column templates modified by Ramani

NOTE: Before you edit or change template, make sure you backup your curremt template PLUS Page Elements. Refer to Backing up current template PLUS Page Elements before changing new template. Further, I checked the links to download the templates. All led to 404 (page not found). If you have the same problem and need the template, email me. The link is in the sidebar

downloading Ramani's 3 column Minima template
Ramani of Hackosphere initially started with one the Minima New Blogger template modified to 3 columns, but now has added Denim and Dots Dark to his collections of 3 column templates. If you are interested in using Ramani's 3 column templates, go to Hackosphere, right-click on the template you are interested in, select "Save Link As..." (this is for FireFox. The wordings will be slightly different for different browser), and save the template into a suitable folder in your computer. Then sign into your Blogger Dashboard, for the relevant blog, click LAYOUT, then under the TEMPLATE tab, click the EDIT HTML sub-tab. Click BROWSE and select the template you just downloaded and saved, then click UPLOAD:
New Blogger upload new template
and your new template will be saved into your blog template editor.

Hoever, note that if you use Ramani's template, there will be no provision for you to add anything to the Header or to the Main Column, and further, the Header will not extend the full width of the content. For illustration, have a look at this blog: Articles on Beauty. The LAYOUT of your blog will look like the screenshot below:
Hackosphere original 3 colum template LAYOUT
which has only 3 "Add a Page Element" links.

This blog (Blogger Tips and tricks) uses Ramani's modified Minima template, but was further modified by me to enable me to add things to the Header and the Main Column, plus make the width of the Header to be the same as the content of the blog. If you want something like this, I have uploaded the modified template and uploaded it to Photostore. The file name is Ramani's minima3col modified. Download that, save into a suitable folder, sign into Blogger Dashboard, click LAYOUT, then TEMPLATE, click BROWSE, select the xml file you just downloaded, then click UPLOAD.

If you do it correctly, the LAYOUT of your blog will be like the screenshot below. Note the 2 extra "Add a Page Element" in the Header and the Post section:

Hackosphere modified 3 column Minama template LAYOUT

Update 15 April 2007: There were a few comments and emails about accessing that Photostore Google group as to get access, you need to be a member. Somehow, when I set up the group, Google set it to membership having to be approved by me. However, that should be no problem as I approve ALL membership. If ever you had your application rejected, it can only be a mistake, and all you need to do is to reapply again (hasn't happen yet). I thought I would leave it as it is as it is acting as a sort of hit counter for me as I get informed of how many people wants to get access to the group.

Further update 14 September 2007: Some have complained that they get error message when trying to upload the template. By right you should not have such problem, but New Blogger seemed to be extremely fussy. Many times I have done what I think is completely correct, but still get error message when saving template. If you face such problem, maybe you can go to Template Store, apply, then get my backup template from there. However do remember to BACKUP your current template PLUS Page Elements as explained in Backup and change New Blogger template, including Page Elements


Update 7 October 2007: I have received quite a few questions regarding getting error message (template cannot be parsed, etc). New Blogger is extremely fussy and sometimes we just don't know why we get error messages even when we are quite sure of doing the right thing.

In one case, a blogger was trying to do the old way - copy-paste. You should download, go into EDIT HTML, browse, locate xml file, Upload. If you still have problem, the only thing I can do for you is to ask you to give me your email address (in form of me at gmail do com or something) and I will send a mail and attached the exact xml file I used for numerous blogs. Some of them is this one plus:

Blogger for Dummies

Testing Blogger Beta (now New Blogger)

Dummies Guide to Google Blogger

Generating Revenue from your Website

The easiest way to earn something for your blogging efforts

Alternatives to AdSense

Guide to Malaysia

Natural Remedies

Good Health Information

Successful insurance agents (done for a relative who asked for help as demo, but never gave feedback as to whether that was what she wanted, so nothing else was done. Don't believe the nonsense I wrote in that blog)

Good Hobby Ideas

My Photo Store

Peter's Home Business (demo blog)

Good Health Magazine (demo blog)

Podcasting Magazine (demo blog)

Firefox with Google toolbar (same template, but main column widened to accommodate Firefox button)

Google Pack components (not finished yet)

What is Google Pack (more complete than above, but doing so many things, sometimes I forget what I already done)


Amazon products for Blogger

Hackosphere's 3 column Denim New Blogger template

Hackosphere's 3 column Denim template is designed to take into consideration of those using the small screen (screen resolution 800x600 pixels). This blog Work at Home Articles is an example of a blog using Ramani's 3 column template, but with some modification to allow things like image Header, AdSense ads and search boxes, "sticky post", etc., to be added to the blog. If you are interested in how to do it, refer to Adding graphic to your New Blogger blog Header and New Blogger: Adding AdSense ads, search box, "sticky post", etc. to the Main Column

If you are viewing Work at Home Articles with a wide screen, you will notice blank spaces on both sides of the contents. If you want to observe how someone with 800x600 screen resolution view that blog, type or copy-paste javascript:top.resizeTo(800,600) into the address bar of the browser and press the enter key. The screen will resize to 800x600 pixels and you will notice that the whole width of the blog fits nicely into the screen. So if a significant number of your blog visitors are still using the 800x600 screen resolution, you may want to use this template in consideration of those with small screens. (You can get such information (percentage visitors using various screen resolution) by installing a hit counter like Statcounter.

If you are viewing that blog with a wide screen and you are bothered by the blank space, look at this blog which also uses a modified 3 column template: Blogger Articles but with a wider content. If you put javascript:top.resizeTo(800,600) into the address bar and press ENTER, the window will resize and you will see that part of the right sidebar is hidden, and if you want to view that, you will have to use a horizontal scrollbar at the bottom of the page.

You can get the template for the wider Denim 3 column fixed width template by referring to New Blogger 3 column templates modified by Charlemagne Stavanger of Blogcrowds (click "BACK" button to get back to this page). There are lots of other 3 column templates, some with fixed width, some with fluid width (main column resize to fit screen resolution).

Hackosphere's 3 column Dots Dark template

Here is a blog which uses Hackosphere's 3 column Dots Dark template: Articles on Real Estate but modified to allow me to add an AdSense link unit to the top of the main column. If you want to do that, get the instruction from How to add AdSense search box, "sticky post", etc., to the top of your blog main column

More New Blogger templated


New Blogger template modified by Stavanger
Dots New Blogger template with Header
New Blogger templates by Isnaini
New Blogger templates by Thur
Ramani's New Blogger Neo template
New Blogger template by Final Sense
New Blogger templates by BloggerBuster

63 comments:

  1. Hey Peter, another great blog post! I'm looking for a 3-column Minima template that doesn't restrict the center column width or at least doesn't restrict it as much. It looks like both Ramani's and yours have a pretty narrow center column. Any suggestions? Advice? Thanks!

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  2. Hi Jasia,

    Ramani has configured his templates such as to take into consideration visitors using small screen (800x600 resolution), and I have chosen his templates for main blogs because 5-20% of my visitors are still using this resolution, and also for the reasons given in this post: What is the best template for my blog. If you don't want to use this template, and want a wider Minima template, look at this blog and see if you like it: DIY (Do it yourself) articles. If you want to see how a visitor with small screen view it, type javascript:top.resizeTo(800,600) into the browser address bar at the top of the page and press the enter key. You will find that part of the right sidebar is hidden, and to see that, you will have to use the horizontal scroll bar at the bottom of the page. If you still want this template, refer to New Blogger 3 column templates modified by Charlemagne Stavanger of Blogcrowds. There are lots of fixed width as well as fluid width templates in that post.

    Peter
    Dummies Guide to Google Blogger
    "online book" in progress

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  3. well, I try with your tutorial and is really good. Finally the page is http://sistemasdistribuidos4xiezar.blogspot.com/
    three colums perfect!!!
    thanks bye

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  4. Hi Peter, I changed my template to the new blogger 3-column like you put in the text box - but, it's farked. I don't know what to do to fix it. Anyone else reporting trouble? I can revert to one of the old templates, and will do that while I figure this one out. Bummed.

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  5. ahhh! I got it! VERY nice. I like this template - simple and I can still modify the colors and fonts! Very good! Thanks Peter. Here is my new site with newly implemented 3-column blog: Blog Simply!

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  6. I am blogrolling you peter - you've helped me in the past on some things that you're probably not even aware of! - thanks! Vern (blogsimply.blogspot.com)

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  7. Hi :)

    I tested it and found that what you said is true. The template wouldn't save. For the time being, (make sure your template has been backuped) go to New Blogger 3 column Minima template and use that template while I try to figure out what is wrong. There may be a few extra Page Elements, etc., but that you can fix easily via the Layout. Please keep me inform of the progress.

    Peter
    Dummies Guide to Google Blogger
    "online book" in progress

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  8. Hi Vern,

    Glad you managed to download and install Ramani's original 3 column template. I checked your blog and noticed that you have AdSense ads. I would suggest for greater flexibility you modify the original template

    1. to make the width of the Header the same as the rest of the content.

    2. to add extra "Add a Page Element to your template (Layout) for the header as well as in the main column (post).

    I have the modified template in the scroll box in the post, but as :) had indicated, it could't be saved. You can either follow what I suggested in an earlier comment or refer to the following posts:

    Adding a graphic header, Adsense ads, etc to the Header
    Adding a "sticky post", search box, etc. above the main column.

    That would give you more flexibility and greater visibility to your ads. My suggestion is to add a link unit just below the title as it is not too intrusive and have high visibility.

    Peter
    Dummies Guide to Google Blogger
    "online book" in progress

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  9. Hi Vern,

    "I am blogrolling you peter".

    Thanks Vern. I saw the link. Very much appreciated. Hope you don't mind me being "greedy" and put links to my other blogs:
    Blogger for Dummies
    and
    Dummies Guide to Google Blogger.

    However, don't feel obliged. It is OK if you choose not to, but may be helpful for your blog readers to find useful information and the help they may sometimes need.

    Peter
    Dummies Guide to Google Blogger
    "online book" in progress

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  10. Hi Peter:

    S.Webex again! I write you regarding the "New Blogger 3 column templates modified by Ramani and you".

    I managed to follow all steps as instructed, but failed to Preview it correctly!

    Following is part of the comment for Blogger:

    We were unable to preview your template
    Please correct the error below, and submit your template again.
    Your template could not be parsed as it is not well-formed. Please make sure all XML elements are closed properly.
    XML error message: The reference to entity "action" must end with the ';' delimiter.

    I am really no clue about it, try many times already. Please kindly help me to solve this problem. Thanks for your time and kindness.

    Best regards,
    Bill

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  11. Hi Bill,

    Post your email address or if you are afraid of email harvester and spam, send email to me at bloggerfordummies at gmail dot com and I will send you the xml file by attachment which you have to save to a suitable folder in your computer. Then rather than copy-pasting the template, in the template editor, click browse, find the xml file you saved and click upload. You should have no problem.

    Peter
    Dummies Guide to Google Blogger
    "online book" in progress

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  12. Hi Peter,
    I wish I would have found this sooner. GREAT SITE. I have already made my blog a 3 column page - # 12 Ryan Newman News and Information. I am starting to like the look....but of course I just keep working on it :) What I would like to do is seperate the columns just a little. I think it would give the page an intersting look. I have tried and tried. I did figure out widening the column--kind of , but not seperating.

    Thank You,
    Mike

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  13. Hi Mike,

    Nice blog you have. Regarding the 3 column Minima template, Stavanger has also modified a Minima template to 3 column. Why don't you check it out at New Blogger 3 column templates modified by Stavanger.

    Of course, if you do decide to test it out, test it out with a test blog first or BACKUP your current template.

    Peter
    Dummies Guide to Google Blogger
    "online book" in progress

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  14. Hi Peter:

    Please send the xml file to me at sirwebex@gmail.com. I am hungry to try out the 3 column template. Thanks and have a good day.

    S.Webex

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  15. Your blog template is exactly what (I think) I'm looking for! I've been trying and trying to add a banner that I've made to my header with no success, after following all the advice I could find. So I think I'll cry Uncle and just use a pre made template. However, when I clicked the link for your template, it said I had to be a member. Are you able to send me a direct link? Or am I just not seeing the easy solution because I've been sitting at the computer for hours? :)

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  16. Hi Trude,

    To get access to the Google group, all you need is to apply. I approve ALL applications. I didn't set it. Somehow when I set up the account, it was set that way. I just thought I would leave it that way as it helps me keep count of how many people are accessing the group - rather like having a hit counter. It is easy to do since with New Blogger, you already have a Google account. Sorry for this little bit of inconvenience.

    Peter
    Dummies Guide to Google Blogger
    "online book" in progress

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  17. Hey Peter! I wanted to thank you because it finally worked (even with my little prob).

    THANKS!

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  18. Hey what's up? This totally helped BIG time. Thanks for this.

    I was just wondering, how can I get the 3 columns to have the same width?

    Because after adding the 3 columns they overlapped and the 2 sidebar ones are too small, any suggestions?

    Thanks!

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  19. Hi Andy,

    These are Ramani's templates and he is the one most familiar with the templates. Why don't you try commenting in his blog? He does answer comments.

    Peter (Blog*Star 2006 and 2007)
    Testing Blogger Beta (now New Blogger)

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  20. nice tutor......
    thanks for the tutorial
    you can see the result of your tutorial at my blog
    http://medanmusic.blogspot.com

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  21. I had problems downloading this template. When I attempted to uploaded the file, I received an HTTP 400 error. Please Help!!

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  22. Hi cassandra,

    Sorry to hear about the problem. I expected to hear that the problem is "Your template could not be parsed...." and this is the first time I hear someone complaining of a 404 error. May have something to do with Ramani having problems with his orignal host and switch webhost. I don't know. Anyway if if is the first Ramani's 3 column Minima template you want, I repeat one of the updates in the post:
    ----------------------------------
    This blog (Blogger Tips and tricks) uses Ramani's modified Minima template, but was further modified by me to enable me to add things to the Header and the Main Column, plus make the width of the Header to be the same as the content of the blog. If you want something like this, I have uploaded the modified template and uploaded it to Photostore. The file name is Ramani's minima3col modified. Download that, save into a suitable folder, sign into Blogger Dashboard, click LAYOUT, then TEMPLATE, click BROWSE, select the xml file you just downloaded, then click UPLOAD.
    --------------------------------

    If it is the other templates, you will have to comment again, hopefully given fuller details. See Asking for help.

    Peter (Blog*Star 2006 and 2007)
    Testing Blogger Beta (now New Blogger)

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  23. Peter,
    I tried it again. I uploaded the file and was given a "http 400 bad request" error message. So I decided to copy and paste the code. This is what I got:

    Your template could not be parsed as it is not well-formed. Please make sure all XML elements are closed properly.
    XML error message: The document type declaration for root element type "html" must end with '>'.


    What does this mean??

    Cassandra
    Conversations by the water cooler
    Celebrity Blitz

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  24. Hi Cassandra,

    New Blogger is very fussy with templates. Look at the problems I sometimes have: Menu bar for blog Header. If you can tell me which template you are trying to upload, I can upload my current template to Photostore and you can get it from there.

    Peter (Blog*Star)
    How you can help Blogger Tips and Tricks
    (no one should feel obligated. Everthing completely voluntary)

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  25. Hi Peter-

    I am not HTML and CSS savvy, so please forgive me.

    This is the template I was attempting to upload: Ramani's minima3col modified.

    Thanks so much!
    Cassandra

    Conversations by the water Cooler and Celebrity Blitz

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  26. Hi Cassandra,

    Maybe you should do this. Backup your current template PLUS Page Elements - refer to Backup and change New Blogger template and probably
    Backup and edit New Blogger template.

    Change to a standard Blogger template (Pick New) to try to get rid of whatever may be causing the problem. Then try uploading the template again.

    Or you can give me your email address (if you feel comfortable) by typing it in the form xyz at gmail dot com so it wouldn't be picked up by email harvesters and I will send you the template by attachment.

    Peter (Blog*Star)
    How you can help Blogger Tips and Tricks
    (no one should feel obligated. Everthing completely voluntary)

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  27. Hi Peter,

    Here you go: only1cassie at gmail dot com.

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  28. Hey Peter!
    I joined Photostore and i copied the template, but all i get is this error (similar to one which was mentioned here already):

    Your template could not be parsed as it is not well-formed. Please make sure all XML elements are closed properly.
    XML error message: The document type declaration for root element type "html" must end with '>'.

    What should I do?
    Can you upload the right version for me somewhere? or explain how to fix this error? Thank you sooo much!

    Thank you so much for all the great work u did here. It's just amazing. I read ur writings about 2 months already and just can't imagine what would I do without it :)

    Ana (Israel)

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  29. if you can, send it to
    anitastar at gmail dot com
    thank you!

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  30. Hi Ana,

    Sigh! New Blogger is very fussy with template. Many times I have done what I believe is all correct but still get that infamous error message. Try getting my backup template (some may be original, can't remember) from Template Store and comment again if you find anymore problems.

    Peter (Blog*Star)
    How you can help Blogger Tips and Tricks
    (no one should feel obligated. Everthing completely voluntary)

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  31. Thank you, Peter. Sent a request to Template Store. Waiting...

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  32. Hey Peter, trying to reach Template Store but with no sucsess... it says "still pending" (for about 2 days now).
    I'd like to get that Ramani template, because I have few bugs in the one I have now (Broeders). For example, in template colors: when i choose color for links, it puts the same color on posts title, no matter what color i choosed for post title...
    Thank you for helping again. Left million thanks for u in comments: https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=5496000521116918754&postID=629290144874135864

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  33. Hey... sorry for disturbing again... tried all the templates u uploaded to Template Storem but still got this weird error:

    XML error message: The document type declaration for root element type "html" must end with '>'.

    I guess, ill stay with Boeders by now, and ill try this 3col. template again later.

    Thank you again for all your work! i really appriciate it!

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  34. Hi Ana,

    I just check the group and found no pending application. I also didn't receive an email for approval. Maybe they have the same problems as Blogger where some comments don't get email notification for moderation. Apply again or send me your email address and i will send an invitation to you. Your profile don't have your email.

    Peter (Blog*Star)
    How you can help Blogger Tips and Tricks
    (no one should feel obligated. Everthing completely voluntary)

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  35. Hi Peter,

    Your blog is informative and useful.

    Just one feedback that the wordings of your posts are too cramp with each other. This is very hard to read, try increase the space between, please.

    I have already got four eyes and don't want to have more ;P



    Cheers.

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  36. Hi M Trader,

    I am sorry you find my blog hard to read. I am 58 years, and I have the font size of my browsers set to 16 and so far have no problem. However, my son has set the font size in his computer much smaller, and that gives me a bit of problem too. I have to apologise that I wouldn't change the settings (style sheet) for my blogs as surfers of all ages visit the web and if I change it, they may have their complaints too.

    I would suggest you change the font size for the browser you use in your computer to a size you are comfortable with. See Change font size of browsers for instruction.

    I currently have problem with changing the font size for Internet Explorer, but changing the font size for FireFox browser and Flock browser is easy. If you are like the majority of the surfers who only have Internet Explorer, I would highly recomment you get the FireFox browser. I am a retired Associate Professor and have a reputation to maintain. I would not recommend something to you that I myself would not use or like. Further, FireFox browser is also recommended by Blogger. See the screenshot of a page from Blogger Help pages at FireFox browser.

    Peter (Blog*Star)
    Generating Revenue from your Website

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  37. Hi Peter,
    Why do I get this message

    "Your template could not be parsed as it is not well-formed. Please make sure all XML elements are closed properly.
    XML error message: The document type declaration for root element type "html" must end with '>'."

    when I attempt to use your modified 3 col tmeplate,,GGrr,frustrating,,
    thanks,,
    R

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  38. Hi R,

    I have received quite a few questions of this nature. New Blogger is extremely fussy and sometimes we just don't know why we get error messages even when we are quite sure of doing the right thing.

    In one case, a blogger was trying to do the old way - copy-paste. You should download, go into EDIT HTML, browse, locate xml file, Upload. If you still have problem, the only thing I can do for you is to ask you to give me your email address (in form of me at gmail do com or something) and I will send a mail and attached the exact xml file I used for numerous blogs. Some of them are this one plus:

    Blogger for Dummies

    Testing Blogger Beta (now New Blogger)

    Dummies Guide to Google Blogger

    Generating Revenue from your Website

    The easiest way to earn something for your blogging efforts

    Alternatives to AdSense

    Guide to Malaysia

    Natural Remedies

    Good Health Information

    Successful insurance agents (done for a relative who asked for help as demo, but never gave feedback as to whether that was what she wanted, so nothing else was done. Don't believe the nonsense I wrote in that blog)

    Good Hobby Ideas

    My Photo Store

    Peter's Home Business (demo blog)

    Good Health Magazine (demo blog)

    Podcasting Magazine (demo blog)

    Firefox with Google toolbar (same template, but main column widened to accommodate Firefox button)

    Google Pack components (not finished yet)

    What is Google Pack (more complete than above, but doing so many things, sometimes I forget what I already done)

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  39. i really like to know how to do that stuff, i want to learn some basic. please do send in my email bhojoy007@gmail.com please please

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  40. Above, someone by the name of Mike mentioned he wanted to know how to seperate the columns like they did on this page here http://pwdtest3.blogspot.com. I am also curious with a 2 column layout on Blogger, how I can seperate the columns so that there is space shown (prefer the bg color) between the main and sidebar. Can you help? Thank you!

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  41. Hi Cassie,

    Not very sure exactly what you want, but you may be interested to know the blog you referred to uses the standard Blogger template

    Blogger Template Style
    Name: Rounders 3
    Designer: Douglas Bowman
    URL: www.stopdesign.com
    Date: 27 Feb 2004
    Updated by: Blogger Team

    which may already have what you want. Regarding space, I think that can be controlled by editing the CSS (Cascading Style Sheet)

    I have never used this template before so don't know how it looks like, but regarding spacing, perhaps you may want to create a test blog as play around with the template, editing things like

    #main-wrapper {
    width: 410px;
    float: left;
    word-wrap: break-word; /* fix for long text breaking sidebar float in IE */
    overflow: hidden; /* fix for long non-text content breaking IE sidebar float */
    }

    adding something like

    margin:2 auto;

    in between the lines and preview, see if it does what you want. I am no CSS expert, so I cannot guarantee success, but if you do want to do some tinkering around and succeed, hope you do us a favor and give us some feeeback.

    Peter Blog*Star
    Testing Blogger Beta (now New Blogger)

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  42. Hello Peter,

    Thanks for your informative blog. I switched over to the 3-column template but found that the sentences in the right-most column get truncated. Please guide me how to increase the width of the 3rd column. Do have a look at my blog
    www.madrasthamizhan.blogspot.com

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  43. Hi Expat Guru,

    You are using another template:
    ===========
    Please donot remove credits as a gesture of appreciation for the effort taken to format this
    MODIFIED VERSION
    Name : Bright & Red
    Designer : Deepa
    Description : 3-Coloum Template
    URL : (long URL deleted)
    Date : 13 Oct 2006
    ===================

    Check with Deepa.

    Peter Blog*Star
    Successes with Kontera ContentLink

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  44. Hi Peter, late in the evening I managed to upload the modified 3 col tmplte.Unfortunately, the right-hand side column cannot display widgets. I've tried replacing widgets from left to right but nothing shows up. I've read all posted comment in here but none was similar to my problem. Please advise me if you have any idea.(M using 3col Min template from blogcrowd right now but still want urs).

    BTW, I also encounterd error during uploading 3ct. What I did was clearing cookies, history and delete files including offline content. Close the window, reopen and start again from the downloading process.

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  45. Selamat Pagi Rohaida,

    I am afraid I don't understand when you say "right-hand side column cannot display widgets." Are you referring to the LATOUT or the blog itself as displayed on the Web?

    It will be great if you can make screen shot or shots of whatever problems you are experience. Copycat me and create a blog like My photo store, upload your screen shot or shots there, let us have the URL of that individual post page (permalink) where they are uploaded so we have a better idea of your problem.

    Peter Blog*Star
    Guide to Malaysia

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  46. Hi peter,
    My widget didn't show up at the blog itself when preview. But i've just figured it out that I have to resize the widget size to fit in the 3 col template right-hand side page. Then the problem is solved. My concern now is why the same picture does not need to be resized for the left column? I'll give the permalink later since it would take sometimes to build one for an ameture like me. :)
    thanks alot for your reply.

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  47. Hi! I'm new to your blog, great blog progressing here!

    I'm found your blog from the blogger help when I wanted to find about double sidebars, then I ended up here! On your cool tips blog! ^_^

    I have few questions here before I using this templates.

    1) I'm using Dark Dots templates. If I change to this 3 colums templates, do my blog still have those what I called 'wallpaper of dots'? Means that I wanted to know whether this templates only change my 2 columns templates to 3 columns and not changing to you white colour wallpaper... How this works?

    2) All my links, list, playlist and widget will be gone? I have to backup and redo it later? Is it like that?

    Thanks for your busy time...Have a nice day! Keep on the great work!

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  48. Hi Law,

    If you change to any template, you will lose a lot of things, including your "dots" which you so love. If you still want dots with 2 sidebars, refer to New Blogger (xml) templates and look for the link that has the name Stavanger in it. There you will find a ready made 3 column Dots template.

    However, before doing anything with your template, read these first:

    Changing New Blogger (xml) templates

    Backing up and changing New Blogger templates

    Backup Page Elements

    Can't remember all that is inside those posts but will appreciate feedback so I can improve on them.

    Peter Blog*Star
    Blogger Dough
    (Blogging helped my put 2 sons through college on my pension and if not for blogging, I would have been in financial difficulties. We want to help you do the same)

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  49. Thanks for your speed reply! Great job! I found out that, all those is really helpful!

    I will post a topic about your blog as a thanks and to help the viewer of my blog of the tips and trick provided by your blog!

    I can kill two birds in one stone! I'm sure this will help many people!
    Thanks and see you. Have a nice day!

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  50. Hi Peter!!!

    You are amazing, I have been reading up on your blog, and was able to do the 3 column to mines. But the middle column looks like it is a little more to the left, and I would like to space them evenly if possible. Can you help me? My site is located at www.expressivelyme.blogspot.com you can either post a comment here, there or send me an email at littlecs7@gmail.com. Thanks so much for your time and help!!

    Aloha,
    Jen

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  51. I have changed all the templates of my main blogs from 3 column to 4 column to take advantage of the bigger screen of visitors. There are now very few visitors still using the narrow 800x600 screen.

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  52. Hi Peter,

    can you please tell me how to add a right column to dot temlate. Thanks.

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  53. Do you have another anima coloumn modification?

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  54. Please help... when I right click on the three column template I want it won't unzip correctly, so blogger is not accepting it when I try to download it onto my blog... how can i download it correctly???

    thanks

    cielo

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  55. Use copy-paste from 3 column Minima template.

    However, why don't you use a wider 4 column Minima template or even better, a 4 column Minima template with 3 column footer?

    http://4columnblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/4-column-template-sidebars-163-163-164.html

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  56. Dear Peter! For some unknown reason the right column of my 3 column blog "dropped" down below the blog posts. I thought that I have made an error when I converted the blog into a three column blog. I reloaded the saved template, same problem. I started all over again, and even the basic two column minima template drops down. Where could be the problem?

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  57. Dear Peter! I checked my posts one-by-one, and when viewed separately, the sidebar was at its place. Then I found someones comment about the new read more feature, that it was the reason. And I figured, that it really was the reason for me as well. I am really sad, because I am planning on longer posts, but would like my readers to see many posts without needing to scroll a lot. Any other ways than using the new feature? I will ask the blogger help desk as well,as you have adviced to someone. Thank you for your help so far! I will try to widen the 3 column template I found through your post, I hope I won't need to bother you with that :-). Your help was great, and above all quick!

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  58. Another blogger had this sidebar at bottom of page problem after switching to updated post editor and found out that the cause was the <div> tags plus solved the problem by changing the <div> tags to <span> tags. Perhaps that could be your solution?

    If you don't want to use Blogger's expandable post summary, try this expandable post summary or jQuery expandable post summary

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  59. Peter! Changing div-s to span did work!
    Thanks again!

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  60. Hello!

    I like Your Site Very Much Its Simple and well managed

    I like to Download Same Template How can i get it ?

    and also I wana Know Your SITE TRAFFIC Methord Please Tell me
    My Site is

    http://topwebarticle.blogspot.com

    Thanks

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  61. For Omir,

    You can get the templates from 3 column Minima template or 4 column Minima template. In that blogs, there are also other templates.

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