Although always tempted, I chose not to change the template since I have added a number of copy/paste HTML code to customize the current blog. Changing the template often removes these customizations, and I have not been good at keep track of what does what and where it came from. Blogger Rule #1: Always save your current site by downloading the full template from the "Edit HTML" link on the design tab.
This one's simple, yet interesting. I've always wondered why there was so much empty space on the sides of my blog, and whether I had any control over it. In this setting, you can widen out your layout columns (blog and right sidebar for me), and after adjusting, I was able to see more content in a wider space. I suppose this might have an effect on viewing on smaller screens (mobile browsers), so I will keep an eye on this in the next week. In the meantime, check out the before and after shots for the effect of increasing the width.
|After (1000 px)|
Blogger Template Designer is included in the free Blogger platform. It is found under the Design tab of the Blogger dashboard.
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