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Posted by on Apr 23, 2011 in | 2 comments

Bod for tea goes dynamic

Ever wanted more ways to look at the blogs you follow? Errr…. nope me either, but I didn’t want an Ipod until it was invented either, so bear with me. At the end of last month announced the launch of five dynamic views for its public blogs. These views are only accessible if allowed for by the blog author and only work in modern browsers such as Internet Explorer 8+, Firefox 3.5+, Chrome or Safari. The geek in me loves new webby stuff so I’ve allowed the views for Bod for tea, just for you. I’m nice like that (sometimes).

Here’s the full details from Blogger Help:
The new views are:
Flipcard: available at [blogURL]/view/flipcard
Mosaic: available at [blogURL]/view/mosaic
Sidebar: available at [blogURL]/view/sidebar
Snapshot: available at [blogURL]/view/snapshot
Timeslide: available at [blogURL]/view/timeslide

As an example, the URL for accessing the Sidebar view for Bod for tea is .

In all views, search is available in the upper right hand corner. Clicking on the “>” arrow in the very top left of the header bar will slide the header bar across and allow you to choose different views for the current blog as well as type in a new blog URL.


Mouse over any of the cards to see the post title and comment count. As you scroll down, additional posts will continue to load. Click on a card to see the post in full view. You can navigate through the posts using J (older post) and K (newer post) or the arrow keys. Hit escape or click Back to all posts to return to the Flipcard view. In the upper left, click to sort by Date, Author and Category.

Clicking on an individual tile will expand that post to the full width of the view, and clicking again will collapse the post back into its original position. The exact position of the tiles is randomly determined each time the blog loads, but they will appear chronologically from top left to bottom right.Once a tile is expanded, you can page down by using the “up” and “down” arrow keys as well as J and K.This view is optimized for the tablet viewing, and supports screen rotation.

Optimized for quick reading and browsing. Left sidebar is list of chronological posts, with comment counts and thumbnails for individual posts.J and K arrow keys will navigate through the posts.


I personally really like this view but it will only the posts which have images. Clicking through any photo will display the full post page, with naviagtion links at the bottom for Newer and Older posts. Mousing over any photo will display a post snippet


This view breaks the blog content down into three different areas: Left column: Enlarged picture with a post snippet, title, and snipppet displayed in chronological order. Middle column: Displays just the post title and snippet. Right column: Displays just the individual post titles. When searching for posts in this view, the results will be highlighted.

Want to enable this on your Blogger Blog? Read the Blogger Buzz article on . If you use Google Chrome there’s also an you can install to quickly access the dynamic views if you’re viewing a blog that’s enabled them.

Image credits and info about the new views from Blogger Buzz and Blogger Help.
  • blue sky

    Wow that’s really interesting info, I like the snapshot view as well – I almost always include an image in my posts so that each one looks different on Facebook, now I have another good reason to keep taking pictures :)

  • bod for tea

    Cool eh? Doesn’t always work but I like having options… and offering them to others too!