I've been trying to overhaul my blog template to make it look 'nicer', for want of a better word. What I'm after isn't anything fancy, just something simple and elegant without looking stark. So far, I've been unable to customize a template to my satisfaction. I haven't spotted anything on btemplates that looks suitable either. Normally I can find tutorials to help me modify the template in 'Edit HTML' but all the ones I've looked at so far are way beyond my level of understanding. In a lot of cases, I can't actually find the elements or containers they're referring to in the HTML code (if anyone wants to educate me where you're supposed to put a CSS style file, I'm all ears).
Lots of people have recommended moving to WordPress. Certainly they have a huge selection of templates and in terms of design, it appears to be the better choice. There are also a few features in WordPress that I really like. However, I've heard that moving from Blogger to WordPress can be fraught with technical problems, such as followers no longer getting post updates.
I seem to have got myself in a pickle trying to decide what to do. I either stay with Blogger and try to decipher how to design a template I like or I move to WordPress and face the technical difficulties of moving the images and re-directing without mucking up the feed. It seems an awful lot of stress considering I don't want to do anything too fancy with the design. I spotted these blogs in my search for inspiration and this is the kind if look I'm after..
|Screen shot from http://www.daydreamlily.com/|
|Screenshot of http://leflattery.blogspot.com/|
Funnily enough both of these are actually published with Blogger, so at least I know what I would like to achieve is possible.
So, I wondered if you had any thoughts? Do you prefer Blogger or WordPress as either a blog author or reader? Have any of you moved successfully? If anyone has any ideas on how to get the sort of design I want whilst staying put let me know!
Thanks for reading x