Monday, February 18, 2008
Update: Why use plain narrow template for my blog
I have previously explained why my main blogs are so plain (no graphics) and narrow with "wasted blank space" on both sides if viewed with large screen at Why I use this plain (Minima) template for my main blogs (click BACK button to get back to this page) where I pointed (linked) to a big news website (BBC news) which will have large "wasted blank space" on the right side. Today, while examining Alexa statistics for one of my blogs, I saw a link (tab) "Blog", clicked on it, and ended up at Alexa - Web Discovery. Although it is not stated that the blog is an official Alexa blog, the fact I got to that blog, the blog is very frequently updated with content only those very familiar with Alexa will be able to do plus the first of a few contributors I see is Geoffrey Mack, an Alexa Product Manager. That blog use the 2 column standard Blogger Minima template while this blog uses the same plain template but modified to 3 columns. So even large corporations like Alexa uses such template, and these people are web experts. Gives me extra reason to stick to such templates despite a comment by a visitor as to why I continue to use such plain template and asked isn't it time to change to something more fanciful. Note: Alexa had been bought over by the giant Amazon which is feeding on Google Blogger generosity. When I get time to make a post about why I don't migrate to Wordpress but is sticking with Google Blogger, I am going to mention this, even a subsidiary of the giant Amazon uses the free blogspot.com for their official blog.
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