Saturday, June 28, 2014

NAVIAGATING OUR BLOG


While I am looking at several new template styles, I haven't found one to my liking yet. I would like to keep my banner and gadgets. Unfortunately, I am not knowledgeable enough to customize a template to my liking. If anyone knows how to all this and can help me, please comment. I like the style like USD has and when I tried it not all of my gadgets show up properly.

So in the interim, I wanted to go over how to navigate our blog for some of you having difficulty. We generally post a lot, so I do notice items getting missed once they are not the first items on the list.

1. THE MAIN PAGE
You must scroll down the page to see posts that were made previously. There are generally about 15-20 posts on the first page. To get to older posts just click on the older posts link in the bottom right corner.


2. THE TABS

Under our blog banner is a series of tabs. If you click on them it will take you to the most recent information for that tab.

for example under The Winners tab, you will always see the comps where we announced the winners for with the most recent at the top. Simply scroll down to keep viewing and on the bottom right corner click older posts to go to the next page.

This is a great way to find our comps as well. It is the same way for all the tabs (polls, spoilers, free stuff, Inspired by etc). 

Another very important item that is in the tabs area is.. The Collecting Prizes tab and The Rules tab. This tells you what you must do to enter our comps and how to claim the prizes you win!

3. THE SIDE BAR

In addition to the tabs there is a banner on the right sidebar that says current comps. Click on that and you will see all the comps that are still open.

There is also another banner for our Inspired By blog. This is always where we show the inspirations for the latest Stardoll fashion.

You will also see many other gadgets. The Chat Box and Followers boxes which you must utilize to enter an of our competitions on the blog.

Birthdays and the Other Blogs (we enjoy) links are also listed on the side. Along with a disqus gadget that shows top commenters, popular posts and recent comments.

4. IN CONCLUSION

I hope this helps everyone navigate the blog a little better. It's really quite easy as long as you familarize yourself with the way it works.

Hopefuly I will find the perfect format soon. :)
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26 comments

JanaStarlite said...

I have a feed on my Blogger dashboard that alerts me to the newest posts. That's very handy. I have to remind myself about the tabs on the top. There are so many of them. I like the way you keep track of what's going on here. That's the best thing!

Emorox4eva/Jenna said...

That's what I use to do as well. I think with the google sign in's now most people don't see the blogger dash.

vαleriα // rαdicαllyvαl ← sd❤ said...

I'm pretty good at HTML/CSS if I do say so myself. I made some themes and you can see them on cravinqfoodthemesDOTtumblrDOTcom :) These are tumblr themes, but I can try to edit this blog to your liking.

Jenny-boo/lahurina said...

Thanks for posting the navigation Jenna,I sometimes get lost here :)

kat hinman said...

our blog isnt there? i need a theme for my blog because my current one sucks.

GoldenSyrup said...

i actually think the layout of this blog is really easy to navigate - its clear where everything is but its not too cluttered either :)

dl.eclipse said...

I'm pretty good with html so I could help ig anything is needed.
I was thinking, maybe you could make your front page look like the mobile version? Like in usd, where we don't see automaticaly the whole post, just the name of it and a picture. That way it could be easier to go through the blog.

vαleriα // rαdicαllyvαl ← sd❤ said...

What do you mean? I make tumblr themes. Your blog isn't supposed to be in there. I'm just showing you the link so you see what I can do.

JosephinaA said...

I've been designing blogspot templates for my personal blog for 4 years now, so you can ask me too :)
If you want me to make some templates samples or I can help, just tell me ♥

dodomatrix said...

i like the design and template of this blog...

popmaker/Kavina said...

Please choose a template that people can access disqus on their phones. Usd allows it and right now im on my phone.

Emorox4eva/Jenna said...

You should be able to access disqus on your phones now, I can.

Emorox4eva/Jenna said...

Thanks :) Its just a lot of the posts keep getting missed after others have

Emorox4eva/Jenna said...

Thank you!

Emorox4eva/Jenna said...

That's what I wanted. I have that same template file, but it doesn't seem to allow me to change the color or have all my gadgets or tab items in the menu. I didn't know what to do so I'm not sire what to do. Maybe we can all get together and figure this out!

Emorox4eva/Jenna said...

Thank you! I appreciate it. You don't think a layout like USD's would be easier?

Emorox4eva/Jenna said...

Thank you! I am looking to possibly have a layout like USD's. I have the Awesome template, but I want to keep the colors I have now as well as my gadgets

vαleriα // rαdicαllyvαl ← sd❤ said...

I definitely think it would :D

vαleriα // rαdicαllyvαl ← sd❤ said...

You have to deal with HTML on that one. Change the color codes in the HTML code, and duplicate the tab code. It's very hard to explain though.

vαleriα // rαdicαllyvαl ← sd❤ said...

I go on SMW all the time on my phone. You shouldn't have a problem. Remember that you have to log in.

kat hinman said...

no like the link brings me to a "not found' thing

kat hinman said...

see

SugahDevil said...

The navigation post is a very nice touch, helping especially the new members to learn their way around the blog! As for the template, try out some styles and decide, either way this is an easy-to-navigate post and I believe most of us are happy with it ^^

dl.eclipse said...

Hmm not sure why doesn't it change color etc,but I'm sure you're gonna figure it out.
It took me very little time to get to know html, it is very easy

popmaker/Kavina said...

Yes i can alreay access with my phone! :)

mailgirl101 said...

I am satisfied with the navigation on this blog.The only thing that doesn't look perfect is the right sidebar, a little part of it is cut off and I can only see it when I scroll to the right. Which is not a big deal, but I am the kind of person that gets bothered by really little mistakes. Also, the Archive gadget takes up a lot of space. Maybe a drop-down menu would be more compact? But besides, the colors are great and the gadgets are cool, too.

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