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How to create a simple Gadget for Blogger with the new API (Part 1)

How to create a simple Gadget for Blogger with the new API (Part 1)
03 Jul 2009

Blogger Last week, I explained Blogger’s new API for Gadgets which enables us to draw upon Blogger feeds in order to create useful and interactive gadgets. In this post, I’ll explain how to create a very simple Gadget which draws upon Blogger feeds to create a simple “subscription” gadget which you can install in your Blogger blog. Unlike regular “widget installers”, anyone who installs this gadget in their blog will ...

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Create Interactive Gadgets for Blogger with the improved API

Create Interactive Gadgets for Blogger with the improved API
22 Jun 2009

Blogging In recent times, Blogger has improved drastically in terms of interactivity, customization and new features. Most recently, we have been able to search for and add Google gadgets to our blogs directly through the Blogger dashboard, a feature which has now been rolled out to all Blogger blogs across the system. On Thursday, Blogger announced several updated for the Gadget API which enables developers to create more interactive gadgets for use ...

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5 Tips to Enhance Your Blogger Blog with Feedburner

5 Tips to Enhance Your Blogger Blog with Feedburner
15 Jun 2009

Blogging Feedburner is probably the most recognized and utilized feed services available to Bloggers. Alongside Blogger and other services, Feedburner is owned by Google making this (and other services) increasingly well-integrated with other services which are useful to bloggers. Despite these close links, well-publicised documentation and ease of use, I am still surprised to see that few Blogger bloggers make full use of Feedburner’s free ...

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20 Fabulous Resources for Free Blogger Templates

20 Fabulous Resources for Free Blogger Templates
08 Jun 2009

Blogger, Design & Coding Now more than ever the availability of quality Blogger templates astounds me. Talented designers and coders have turned their attentions to the vast market of those using Google Blogger as their platform of choice, resulting in a wonderful variety of templates – most of which are free to download! From simple, elegant designs to quirky, feminine and elaborate styles there are Blogger templates to suit every taste and requirement. Through ...

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Blogger Tip: Create a Dropdown Menu for your Labels

Blogger Tip: Create a Dropdown Menu for your Labels
01 Jun 2009

Blogger Our sidebars can become cluttered easily with information and widgets, particularly if we have a long list of labels (categories) . Many Blogger users like using drop-down lists for long lists which minimizes clutter and enables information to be displayed in the sidebar neatly. While Blogger offers a dropdown menu option for the Archives widget, we do not have the option to enable a dropdown list for our labels. So in this tutorial, I will ...

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China’s Ban on Blogger Blogs (and Possible Workarounds)

China’s Ban on Blogger Blogs (and Possible Workarounds)
25 May 2009

Around The Blogosphere, Blogger There has been much speculation about China’s recently imposed “blanket ban” of all Blogger powered blogs. Some believe this is intended to quell references to the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square incident, while others wonder if this is a technical difficulty as hinted on Blogger’s Known Issues page. In either case, this ban affects blogs hosted on the *blogspot.com subdomain (approximately 275 million) and also ...

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Most Requested Features for Blogger

Most Requested Features for Blogger
18 May 2009

Blogging Back in April, the Blogger team created the Product Ideas for Blogger forum where Blogger users could offer their suggestions of the features and gadgets they would like to use. The Product Ideas forum was open for a month and closed for new suggestions on the 14th of May. During the time it was open, the forum received over 1500 different suggestions and thousands of votes from enthusiastic Blogger users. In today’s post, I’ll ...

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