It's all part of the new Blogger "Blogger in draft template designer." (Hey, RRC CreComm instructor Melanie Lee Lockhart has a new template too!)
The 15 new templates look more "websitey," and have more layout and background options. Yay.
However, Blogger still isn't perfect.
What's still missing on Blogger:
- A print gadget that allows people to print individual blog posts. I've tried adding every widget, gadget, and gidget on the Web - not a single one works with any degree of reliability.
- Autoformatting for mobile devices for people who read your blog on them. There are more and more of 'em all the time. Right now, I use an RSS reader app. But how hard would it be to include a "format for mobile devices" switch in "Settings?"
- An easier way for readers to leave comments. WordPress blogs have way more comments, because it's way easier to leave them. Do I really need to log in and be subjected to the greatest online time-waster ever: the reCAPTCHA squiggly word?