Weblog Templates

Anne Galloway touches on a topic that's been grating on the back of my mind for a while. Weblogs are text-heavy, and most have the same sort of content elements. That tends to promote a similar structure. On top of that, Moveable Type apparently provides a set of default visual templates for blogs that some users never elect to change. As I read more and more blogs, I come across these templates often enough to take note.

Here's the Moveable Type default template:

  • Confectious
  • Social Beasts
  • Heyblog
Or, this more complex template that I took for an original design:
  • PeterMe.com
  • Imaginary Magnitude
Lots of other blogs use these templates too, but they disguise them a little better. These examples make me appreciate Thomas Angermann's blog that much more. It's definately not a template. Sort of a cross between Bradbury Thompson and Piet Mondrian.

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