Those of you who do not tweak your blog templates can safely ignore this posting.
Some folks have expressed concern about the new version of Blogger that is being tested — specifically, “What about my existing template?” and “What’s this XHTML stuff?” So I tried it for myself.
First, my current template works fine on Dano. But this is a good opportunity for folks to re-examine their templates. Most (including mine) use tables to determine the layout. I think it’s important to move away from tables to pure CSS layout because tables create accessibility issues. So I’m going to start with the Jellyfish template and see if I can massage it into something that resembles the old template.
Now my existing template is not in XHTML — so again, you don’t need to learn it, but it’s a good opportunity, no? If you know HTML, it’s not hard; XHTML is really just better-behaved HTML. The W3C document that describes XHTML includes a section entitled “Differences with HTML4“.