Blogspot domains localized and Google mum !!

Google has made a really weird move. It has localized the Blogspot domains for all Indian users or atleast thats what I have come to know. All the Blogspot URLs are redirecting to a .in domain if they are accessed from within India. A intial guess is that is that everybody with a Indian IP address is being redirected to the .in version. The .com version is still existing and is served to everybody with a IP address out of India. There are very far reaching implications for such a move.

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Alternatives to Marquee and Blink tags

In the 90s the internet was full of websites which had scrolling and blinking text. By the 2000s these became obsolete due to some usability issues the major one being the time the user had to wait to read the whole text. In case you still want to use their functionality, then I suggest using CSS alternatives.
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Shifting from Blogger: Things to keep in Mind

Blogger is the best blogging platform out there in terms of features and cost. Even then some of us decide to shift to other platforms. The thing is that self hosted blogs have a sense of control and security. With legislations like SOPA and PIPA in pipeline, many people have started to think how Google ,FB and other services might become puppet in hands of the Government. This might be one of the leading reasons why people may want to make a switch. In this post I will be discussing which points to keep in mind while doing the switch.
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W3C Valid Blogger blog: An impossibility


Markup Validator is used to check the validity of Web documents. My previous two templates Standardized and Directus are both 1 error away from W3C Valid label. This error being due to the IE meta tag whose purpose is to make sure everything HTML5 works in the IE9. But recently very weird things started to happen on this blog, neither was I able to Digg any of the new posts nor was the Like button working for them.

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The official Threaded Comment: The Good and Bad

Atlast Threaded comments are live. It is one of the most awaited feature by all Blogger users. Now you can simply Reply to any comment without the popup that appeared in the many old hacks. Also there is a added feature to Show/Hide all the replies a comment receives. Even though it took so much time to bring this , but still it lacks the thing.
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Blogger is going to release Threaded comments

Threaded comments or nested comments as many people call them is the one feature which is missing in the Blogger comment system. I have come to know through reliable sources that Blogger is soon going to release Threaded comment as a default option for users. Even though the date is not known but it will be live anytime now. In any case if you are getting a bit impatient then I will also be discussing how to implement it now in your blog using a hack thats doing rounds across the internet . I have altered its style a bit to make it look a bit more presentable.

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New Blogger Template : Directus

Hi everybody , this is a new Blogger template. The name might be a little unheard , but it means Simple in Latin. I have used a lot of CSS3 essentially shadows and border-radius property. The header design is quite similar to the Dynamic Views template and it is Responsive like the previous template (No horizontal scroll-bar till 580px). It has threaded comments but now with Circular avatar picture. The colors used are overall of lighter shade and give a kind of soothing effect.


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New Blogger Template : Standardized

Standardized Blogger Template ImageIts been nearly 3 months since the Stylify template. Now I am presenting my second template named Standardized. It has its roots in responsive design and has some awesome features like threaded Reply comment & eye-catching Header design. A mix of design and usability.

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