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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Grab My Code!

This is a live demo of a 3 Column Minima which is a modification of the Minima template provided by Blogger/Blogspot.  This standard format may or may not work with some free backgrounds as offered on sites such as Itkupilli's *Cute 'n' Cool*, The Cutest Blog on the Block, Hot Bliggity Blog, 1st Floor Flat Blogology, Shabby Blogs, and many others. I recommend that you check with the your preferred background or try using my "Skinny" Minima Template as an alternative.

I coded an additional column in this template myself.  Just like a great pair of jeans, this template also comes in "W-I-D-E" and "Skinny" widths. Open these links in separate windows and toggle through them to see the difference. As always, be sure to back up your current template before installing.

Here are the specifications of this template's built-in features:
  • The template is 940px wide with the main column coded at 500px and the two side columns  coded at 185px. 
  • An additional area for adding gadgets just below the banner. The translation menu above is a perfect example. Use this for static (sticky) notes, photos, extra menu bars, widgets, polls, etc.
  • Peek-a-boo navigation bar designed to avoid its interference with your blog's design while simultaneously preserving its functionality. (Click here for instructions on how to replace the navbar if you prefer that it appear in your blog).
  • Numbered  comments! Great for contests! (Note: be sure to "keep" widgets when asked in the pop-up window upon importing this template for numbered comments to work correctly.
  • If you wish to revert to the color scheme of the original Minima template simply follow: Dashboard ➔ Layout ➔ Fonts and Colors. In the middle column next to mosaic of colors is a button that says "Revert to template default". Press it and voil√†!
Terms of Use:  This template free to use under the provision that my name and credits remain intact both at the bottom of this template and within the XML code. Please respect the time, effort and expertise I offer for free in coding this template and the costs of hosting the files on your behalf. By installing this template, you agree to leave this link intact in perpetuity for as long as it's in use in your blog(s). Removal of said credits requires a PayPal donation to glamourbomb(@) That said, enjoy the template and let me know if you have any questions!


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  2. This looks great - as does your layout. The standard 3-col just doesn't have enough elbow room. I even have my 2-col blogs at this width - or wider.

    You da Bomb!

  3. GB, fantastic template. I've been looking to upgrade to a 3 column template and every single site that gave "directions" on how to edit yourself was a huge failure. Even Blogger's new templates don't have a good selection for 3 columns.

    One it possible to remove the numbered comments feature? I really don't need it and I have tried going through the HTML to find it and can't. I even went back and got the source code from my old template and replaced it in the "comments section" and that didn't work.

    Your help would be much appreciated!


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