Deep Blue1 is a two column template with added search form and subscribe to feed icon + link for the new Blogger. This serious template is a version for Blogger of a very succesful Wordpress Theme. The design gives a deep and serious look to the blog. Although it’s a wordpress-like theme, it has the new blogger widgets enabled.
- Two column layout
- Integrated search form
- Integrated feed link + icon
- Widget enabled
This is a free template released under GPL license. This means that you can use this template for your personal or commercial blog, edit it according to your needs, and even re-distribute it as long as you keep the license and the credit links at the footer intact.
Please read and understand the notes at the end of this page for detailed descriptions of the features of this template before you download and start using it.
- Download the theme archive package.
- Unzip the package and go to images folder. Upload all of the images to a free image host (such as imageshack.us or photobucket.com), and write down the given links. (Help?)
- Open deep-blue1.xml with a text editor, then search for “Theme Images” (without quotes).
- Replace the image file names with links you have taken from your image host, and then save.
- Go to “Blogger dashboard > Template”, and import the template xml from your hard drive. Click save.
- Edit/update your widgets and click save
- Start blogging! :)
(0) The template installs a several widgets for you. The author profile, the links, and the archive. You will loose the configuration for the actual widgets, if you have any other then those. Probably it’s a good idea to write down their configuration/their html before installing the new template.
(1) The widgets may look a little bit strange after installing this theme, don’t worry, their functionality won’t be afected.
(2) The search form and the feed are auto-configured. You don’t have to worry about them. If you switch to feedburner, make sure to change the link for the feed. You can find it in a div with a class of feed. Replace the expr:href=’data:blog.homepageUrl + “feeds/posts/default”‘ with the link got from feedburner like this: href=’the-feedburner-link’ inside the <a> tag.
(3) This template has been tested with Internet Explorer 6, Opera 9, Safari 1.3, Firefox 1.5.x and Firefox 2.x (both Windows and Linux versions). Although layout seems okay with all of these browsers, I suggest you to use Firefox for best performance. If you haven’t downloaded yet, why don’t you