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Making A New Blog With A Layout Template

The new Designer templates are now a part of Production Blogger - and new blogs, created by "Create a blog", will have a Designer template. Unfortunately, the Designer templates are not 100% usable, on all blogs. Some extra effort will be required to publish a new blog, using a Layout template.


Here's the new reality - right after I solve the CAPTCHA, on the first page of "Create a blog".




So, I select "Simple", and now I have a new blog.




I bet I can use "Simple", as I used to use "Minima".



Here's where I have a choice. Move forward, and use "Simple" as a Designer equivalent of "Minima". The choices of backgrounds, layouts, and styles certainly makes Designer look pretty good.

Or, revert my new blog to Layout, and to the original Minima.


Our old friend - Minima - back again.



This gives me some breathing room. I can upgrade to a Designer template later, when it's more convenient. I'll still be using the Template Designer wizard with my layout template, for some changes.

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