I was perusing the blog roll at Geneabloggers and was intrigued by the title of Tony Timmons “Ancestral Wormhole.” I checked out his blog and discovered a most interesting post — “Changing the Style of Blogger Static Pages.”
Static pages (in Blogger) are those extra tabbed pages that we’ve added (“About My Blog,” “About Me,” “Surnames,” etc). When added, those pages contain all the extra information that is in the information column(s) that you find on your home page (and all blog posts). But, what if you don’t want all that extra information on the extra pages. After all, it is not really needed there. Readers have access to all that information on your home page and each blog post.
The directions are quite simple and can be found in the “Changing the Style…” post mentioned above. It requires a bit of tweaking of the HTML code for each of the pages, but Tony Timmons explains it very nicely. Even a newbie could do it. (Timmons gives credit to Blogger Sentral where he first discovered the directions.)
If you want to see the results, click on any of the extra tabs at the top of this page. Compare them with my “Home” page.
While you are visiting “Ancestral Wormhole” check out his “Ancestors Tree’s” page. He has discovered how to display the pedigree trees of his four grandparents. The layout is nicely done with pleasing colors and a lot of good information in a condensed space. I have email him and asked how he developed the image file of the various ancestral trees. Hopefully, I will get a response and will relay it to you.
Oops! I originally published this post without my question. I have been surfing the net looking for help in changing the background color for my static pages. Everything I’ve tried does not work. Does anyone know how to do that? I would truly be interested in learning how.