Friday, September 24, 2010

Pointe du Lac Blogger Template II

Pointe du Lac Blogger Template IIThe Pointe du Lac Blogger template has undergone a complete overhaul, cosmetically as well as "under the hood."

(The title "Pointe du Lac," for those who might not be aware, pays homage to a favorite author and novel, derived from Anne Rice's, "Interview with the Vampire.")

I hope others will agree, version 2 of Pointe du Lac improves upon the previous, in my opinion a make-over was necessary. Prominent changes to the template, would be the color scheme; version 2 utilizes a much more "upbeat," palette, and also the typography, which should more universally have a good aesthetic.

Out with the old and in with the new right? I hope you like.

XML Blogger Template
By Lauren Thompson
Pointe du Lac Template Screencap

Features

  • 2 column fixed width layout, the second column allowing optional narrow-third column, all sections "widgetized" or "gadget-ready" 
  • 3 column footer, also "widgetized"
  • 2 Optional and customizable linkbars. Super easy to use and customize, details below.
  • Supports Blogger Dashboard editing tools, easily change fonts and colors in practically all areas of the template
  • Images included, you do not need to upload the images to your own server, they are stored in my photobucket.com account which allows generous direct linking bandwidth. However, users who have access to an image host are advised to download the images and upload them to their own server, as the bandwidth could potentially be exceeded in the future. Download the images from here. (Images are now also included in the zip download for convenience.)
  • Title setup optimized and corrected for better SEO.
  • Embedded comment form below post
  • Functional search box included
  • Wire-frame setup for easy adding and removing gadgets
  • "Calendar Style" post date

License

ATTRIBUTION
  • Templates are free to use in Blogger blogs, however, the link back to http://www.nymFont.com (usually located in the bottom footer) must not be removed.
  • Do not redistribute this template for paid download.
  • Do not add your own links to the template code and redistribute.
MODIFICATION
  • Modifications to the template are allowed either through the Blogger Dashboard or directly in the code, however, the link back to Nymphont/NymFont (http://www.nymFont.com) still must remain intact and again, not be removed, thank you. 
  • Do not add your own links to the template code and re-distribute.

REDISTRIBUTING & SHARING
  • If you are going to redistribute the template, you are not permitted to add your own links to the template.
  • In addition, it is asked that you do not link directly to my files for the download, nor upload them to your own servers for download. Instead you must link back to my own page for the template, or simply to the index of this website, http://www.nymfont.com
  • The terms and license for the template(s) must be stated and given whenever redistributing

This is non-negotiable. If you want to share or redistribute my templates, this is how it must be done. If you don't want to abide these terms, then you don't want to share or redistribute my templates.


Customizing Top Linkbar

Top links These links require no editing and will automatically reflect the data specific to your blog. Should you like to remove these or change them anyways, you will find them between these snippets of code:
<!-- start top links -add up to 8 divs or change links or remove if you wish -->
and
<!-- end top links -->

Each link is simply placed within <div></div> tags. You can modify and replace the existing three links, and add up to five more, allowing for a total of eight. These do not have to contain links but can also display plain text provided that it will fit on each "tab," or can be left blank by replacing existing div content with &nbsp;

The completed code for a blank or empty tag should look like this
<div>&nbsp;</div>

Customizing Main Linkbar

Main Linkbar Add your links to the main linkbar simply by clicking the "Layout" tab from the Blogger Dashboard, and then selecting "Page Elements." Click on the widget labeled "Linkbar," to add your links. If you do not want to use the linkbar, simply leave this widget empty.

Setting Up Calendar-Style Post Date

Date Have no fear, I promise setting up the post date is easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy. Go to Dashboard > Settings >Formatting. From the "Date Header Format" select "DD Month YYYY" style, (two digit day, name of month, four digit year with no commas) and then select "Save Settings." Presto, done!

Additional Details

Posts published on the same day will display a blank post date because of the calendar style date set-up. At present there is no way around this, so remember to select a different date with the "Post Options," is publishing multiple posts on the same day. I have to do this myself with this blog actually.

If you do have access to your own image host, you might want to  host the images at your own server. To do so download the images here and replace image URL's in the code with the corresponding URL's at your server. Images are also now included in the zip download for convenience. Feel free to contact me or leave a comment if you need assistance replacing the images.

What do you think about Pointe du Lac 2? If you need any assistance with this template, feel free to comment with your concerns as well. I hope you like it!


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Bubbly Nature Blogger Template

Bubbly Nature Blogger TemplatePresenting my latest new free Blogger template, Bubbly Nature. This template is the first of mine to make use of the Google Font API for some lovely typography.

This template of course supports Blogger Dashboard editing tools, with a surprising amount of font and color options that can be changed via the "Template Designer," within the "Advanced," subcategory. Enjoy!

XML Blogger Template
By Lauren Thompson
Bubbly Nature Blogger Template

Features

  • 2 column fixed width layout, the second column allowing optional narrow-third column, all sections "widgetized" or "gadget-ready" 
  • 3 column footer, also "widgetized"
  • Optional and customizable menu/linkbar. Super easy to use and customize, details below.
  • Supports Blogger Dashboard editing tools, easily change fonts and colors in practically all areas of the template via the "Template Designer," within the "Advanced" subcategory.
  • Images included, you do not need to upload the images to your own server, they are stored in my photobucket.com account which allows generous direct linking bandwidth. However, users who have access to an image host are advised to download the images and upload them to their own server, as the bandwidth could potentially be exceeded in the future. Download the images from here. (Images are now also included in the zip download for convenience.)
  • Title setup optimized and corrected for better SEO.
  • Wireframe setup for easy gadget/widget managing
  • Embedded comment form below post
  • Functional search box included
  • Fancy fonts from Google's Font API already implemented requiring no editing
  • "Calendar Style" post date

License

ATTRIBUTION
  • Templates are free to use in Blogger blogs, however, the link back to http://www.nymFont.com (usually located in the bottom footer) must not be removed.
  • Do not redistribute this template for paid download.
  • Do not add your own links to the template code and redistribute.
MODIFICATION
  • Modifications to the template are allowed either through the Blogger Dashboard or directly in the code, however, the link back to Nymphont/NymFont (http://www.nymFont.com) still must remain intact and again, not be removed, thank you. 
  • Do not add your own links to the template code and re-distribute.

REDISTRIBUTING & SHARING
  • If you are going to redistribute the template, you are not permitted to add your own links to the template.
  • In addition, it is asked that you do not link directly to my files for the download, nor upload them to your own servers for download. Instead you must link back to my own page for the template, or simply to the index of this website, http://www.nymfont.com
  • The terms and license for the template(s) must be stated and given whenever redistributing

This is non-negotiable. If you want to share or redistribute my templates, this is how it must be done. If you don't want to abide these terms, then you don't want to share or redistribute my templates.


Customizing Home and Feed Links

Feed LinksThese links require no editing and will automatically reflect the data specific to your blog. Should you like to remove these or change them anyways, you will find them between these snippets of code
<!-- start top links edit links or remove if you wish -->
and
<!-- end top links -->


Customizing Main Linkbar

Main Linkbar Add your links to the main linkbar simply by clicking the "Design" tab from the Blogger Dashboard, within the "Page Elements" subcategory. From there click on on the widget labeled "Linkbar," to add your links. If you do not want to use the linkbar, simply leave this widget empty.

Setting Up Calendar-Style Post Date

date Have no fear, I promise setting up the post date is easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy. Go to Dashboard > Settings > Formatting. From the "Date Header Format" select "DD Month YYYY" style, (two digit day, name of month, four digit year with no commas) and then select "Save Settings." Presto, done!

Additional Details

Posts published on the same day will display a blank post date because of the calendar style date set-up. At present there is no way around this, so remember to select a different date with the "Post Options," is publishing multiple posts on the same day. I have to do this myself with this blog actually.

If you do have access to your own image host, you might want to host the images at your own server. To do so download the images here and replace image URL's in the code with the corresponding URL's at your server. Images are also now included in the zip download for convenience. Feel free to contact me or leave a comment if you need assistance replacing the images.

I would to get some feedback on this template! If you need any assistance with this template, feel free to leave a comment below. I hope you like it!


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Current Blogger Template Collection

Current Blogger Template CollectionThis is the complete collection of Blogger templates that I have created to date as of posting. I hope you like them. I'd love to hear your thoughts on them. A current and updated list of all Blogger templates is now available as a stand a lone page, see the Blogger Templates page for the full listing.

terms*
* The link back to http://www.nymFont.com must not be removed

* Do not impose charges or a fee for these templates

* Do not add links and redistribute

* Modifications allowed so long as the link back is not removed

* Link to my template download postsnot my files to share


Punctilious Template
» Punctilious Template
Download | View Demo

Ultime Notizie Template
» Ultime Notizie Template
Download | View Demo

Noo├║mena Template
» Nooumena Template
Download | View Demo

Fervor Template
» Fervor Template
Download | View Demo

ZomBee Template
» Zom·Bee Template
Download | View Demo

HillPointe Template
» HillPointe Template
Download | View Demo

Lucky Star Template
» Lucky Star Template
Download | View Demo

Murmurs Drawn Template
» Murmurs Drawn Template
Download | View Demo

Pointe du Lac Template
» Pointe du Lac Template
Download | View Demo

Mascara Sure Template
» Mascara Sure Template
Download | View Demo

Nymphont Natural Template
» Nymphont Natural Template
Download | View Demo

Gunmetal Blue Template
» Gunmetal Blue Template
Download | View Demo

Nymphont Style Template
» Nymphont Style Template
Download | View Demo

Sugar Apple Template
» Sugar Apple Template
Download | View Demo

Solitude of Heart Template
» Solitude of Heart Template
Download | View Demo
Update: In light of Blogger's support of static pages, an updated list of my entire collection of Blogger templates can now be accessed via the Blogger Templates page.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Punctilious Blogger Template

Punctilious Blogger TemplateThe Punctilious Template is a minimal and image-less Blogger Template that is fully functional upon uploading, with a custom calendar style post date and customizable linkbar menu.

This template of course supports Blogger Dashboard editing tools, with a surprising amount of font and color options that can be changed via the "Template Designer," within the "Advanced," subcategory. Enjoy!
XML Blogger Template
By Lauren Thompson
Punctilious Blogger Template

Features

  • 2 column fixed width layout, the second column allowing optional narrow-third column, all sections "widgetized" or "gadget-ready" 
  • 3 column footer, also "widgetized"
  • Optional and customizable menu/linkbar. Super easy to use and customize, details below.
  • Supports Blogger Dashboard editing tools, easily change fonts and colors in practically all areas of the template via the "Template Designer," within the "Advanced" subcategory.
  • No images!
  • Title setup optimized and corrected for better SEO.
  • Wireframe setup for easy gadget/widget managing
  • Embedded comment form below post
  • Functional search box included
  • "Calendar Style" post date

License

ATTRIBUTION
  • Templates are free to use in Blogger blogs, however, the link back to http://www.nymFont.com (usually located in the bottom footer) must not be removed.
  • Do not redistribute this template for paid download.
  • Do not add your own links to the template code and redistribute.
MODIFICATION
  • Modifications to the template are allowed either through the Blogger Dashboard or directly in the code, however, the link back to Nymphont/NymFont (http://www.nymFont.com) still must remain intact and again, not be removed, thank you. 
  • Do not add your own links to the template code and re-distribute.

REDISTRIBUTING & SHARING
  • If you are going to redistribute the template, you are not permitted to add your own links to the template.
  • In addition, it is asked that you do not link directly to my files for the download, nor upload them to your own servers for download. Instead you must link back to my own page for the template, or simply to the index of this website, http://www.nymfont.com
  • The terms and license for the template(s) must be stated and given whenever redistributing

This is non-negotiable. If you want to share or redistribute my templates, this is how it must be done. If you don't want to abide these terms, then you don't want to share or redistribute my templates.


Customizing Home and Feed Links

Feed LinksThese links require no editing and will automatically reflect the data specific to your blog. Should you like to remove these or change them anyways, you will find them between these snippets of code
<!-- start top links edit links or remove if you wish -->
and
<!-- end top links -->


Customizing Main Linkbar

Main Linkbar Add your links to the main linkbar simply by clicking the "Design" tab from the Blogger Dashboard, within the "Page Elements" subcategory. From there click on on the widget labeled "Linkbar," to add your links. If you do not want to use the linkbar, simply leave this widget empty.

Setting Up Calendar-Style Post Date

date Have no fear, I promise setting up the post date is easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy. Go to Dashboard > Settings > Formatting. From the "Date Header Format" select "DD Month YYYY" style, (two digit day, name of month, four digit year with no commas) and then select "Save Settings." Presto, done!

Additional Details

Posts published on the same day will display a blank post date because of the calendar style date set-up. At present there is no way around this (that I know of), so remember to select a different date with the "Post Options," if publishing multiple posts on the same day. I have to do this myself with this blog actually.

I would love to get some feedback on this template! If you need any assistance with this template, feel free to leave a comment below. I hope you like it!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Ultime Notizie Template

Ultime Notizie TemplateI enjoyed making Ultime Notizie, my latest Blogger template design, and I am very happy with how it turned out.

I added some special features to this template, including not one but two optional and customizable linkbars, one of which featuring a no-flicker all CSS image rollover. And also the super fancy blockquotes with a drop cap.

As usual, the fonts and colors of the template may be customized using the Blogger Dashboard's "Template Designer," within the "Advanced," subcategory should you like to add a little pink to the template, or any other color for that matter!

XML Blogger Template
By Lauren Thompson
Ultime Notizie Template

Features

  • 2 column fixed width layout, the second column allowing optional narrow-third column, all sections "widgetized" or "gadget-ready"
  • 3 column footer, also "widgetized"
  • 2 Optional and customizable linkbars. Super easy to use and customize, details below.
  • Supports Blogger Dashboard editing tools, easily change fonts and colors in practically all areas of the template via the "Template Designer," within the "Advanced" subcategory.
  • Images included, you do not need to upload the images to your own server, they are stored in my photobucket.com account which allows generous direct linking bandwidth. However, users who have access to an image host are advised to download the images and upload them to their own server, as the bandwidth could potentially be exceeded in the future. Download the images from here.
  • Title setup optimized and corrected for better SEO.
  • Embedded comment form below post
  • Wireframe set up for easy adding and removing gadgets
  • Functional search box included

License

ATTRIBUTION
  • Templates are free to use in Blogger blogs, however, the link back to http://www.nymFont.com (usually located in the bottom footer) must not be removed.
  • Do not redistribute this template for paid download.
  • Do not add your own links to the template code and redistribute.
MODIFICATION
  • Modifications to the template are allowed either through the Blogger Dashboard or directly in the code, however, the link back to Nymphont/NymFont (http://www.nymFont.com) still must remain intact and again, not be removed, thank you. 
  • Do not add your own links to the template code and re-distribute.

REDISTRIBUTING & SHARING
  • If you are going to redistribute the template, you are not permitted to add your own links to the template.
  • In addition, it is asked that you do not link directly to my files for the download, nor upload them to your own servers for download. Instead you must link back to my own page for the template, or simply to the index of this website, http://www.nymfont.com
  • The terms and license for the template(s) must be stated and given whenever redistributing

This is non-negotiable. If you want to share or redistribute my templates, this is how it must be done. If you don't want to abide these terms, then you don't want to share or redistribute my templates.


Customizing Linkbars

Feed Links The top linkbar is labled "Linkbar2" and can be easily customized to include your own links via the "Page Elements" subcategory of the Design tab within the Blogger Dashboard.

Feed Links The main linkbar (labled simply 'Linkbar') featuring the no-flick all CSS image rollover can be modified the same way. If you do not want to use either linkbar, simply leave the widget empty.


Using Fancy Blockquotes

Fancy Blockquotes
The blockquotes have been styled to include a drop-cap for the first letter as well as small capitals for the first line. To use this fancy blockquote style, simply add a
<p>
at the beggining of your blockquote, at the end place
</p>

So the completed HTML for a blockquote would look like this:

<blockquote>

<p>

Your blockquote content here

</p>

</blockquote>

Blockquotes will display normally without this, it is not required, just an option.

Additional Details

If you do have access to your own image host, you might want to host the images at your own server. To do so download the images here and replace image URL's in the code with the corresponding URL's at your server.

I would love to hear your thoughts on this template, the more feedback I receive the better my templates can be! Thanks so much :) If you need any assistance with this template, feel free to leave a comment below. I hope you like it!