What is Blogger?
Blogger is a free, open-source content management system that allows you to create and maintain multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries. The system was developed by Pyra Labs, and was acquired by Google in 2003. Blogger blogs can be accessed through the subdomain blogspot.com. If you are not yet a member of Blogger, you can learn more about this free service by reading this article. To begin, register for a free account at blogger.com.
The Blogger platform offers several themes to choose from, which you can customize with the help of CSS. The latest design of the Blogger platform, codenamed “Invader”, introduced web standards-compliant templates, individual archive pages for posts, and email posting. In May 2007, Blogger began to use Google-operated servers to better serve its users, and the service ranked 16th on the Top 50 list in 2007. There are still some nagging bugs and issues, but improvements have been made to make it easier to create a great-looking blog.
There are a variety of themes available on Blogger, and you can even create your own. The default template is a blank slate with a variety of widgets and other features. However, the default view of a blog is a default option, and you can choose any of these views based on your preferences. A new theme, called Dynamic View, was introduced on 27 September 2011 with HTML5, AJAX, and CSS3. With a theme, you can present your blog in seven different ways and let readers choose which one best matches their needs.