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:
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:
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:
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
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 templateHackosphere'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
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 templateHere 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