Google has introduced a new feature on its blogging platform to allow you to "view" the same content in different attractive ways.
In an effort to bring about a new and improved, modern version of Blogger, Search engine giant Google has upped the ante of its free blogging platform by introducing ‘Dynamic Views’. With Dynamic Views, users can display their respective blog content in 7 different ways so that the blog content looks unique and is organized in a number of visually attractive ways that also aids easy content discovery. Google has also noted that these new templates are built with the most current web code, and thus load ‘40% faster than traditional templates.’
Dynamic Views is a unique browsing experience expected to inspire readers to explore a blog in new ways. Credited to their interactive layout, it will now be easier to sort content and photos in seven unique formats, as against a visually monotonous experience.
Options for dynamic view include:
- Classic: A never-ending scroll of content and images.
- Flipcard:- Photos are tiled across the page, and when flipped, reveal the title of the post
- Magazine: An editorial style layout
- Mosaic: A mosaic of images and text in different sizes
- Sidebar: An email inbox like view
- Snapshot: A pin board of posts
- TimeSlide: Blogs by time period, in a horizontal view Bloggers can select a default view from the above mentioned list of seven that best displays the type of posts on their blog. For example, if you have lots of photos on your blog, you may pick a Flipcard or Snapshot template, or if a blog details cooking recipes, a Magazine or Snapshot template may work best. One can make a selection of template as per one’s best judgment and liking.
Dynamic Views, by the same token, is also welcomed by blog readers. Readers can now view a blog in whichever format they desire. If a blog author uses, perhaps, a traditional Blogger template, a reader can still explore the blog using Dynamic Views by adding “/view/” and then the view name to the URL. For example, to view example.blogger.com in the Magazine view, one simply has to change the URL in the address bar to example.blogger.com/view/magazine.
There is an added advantage to Dynamic Views. As against traditional template where readers can scroll through n number of blog posts in a single pageview, Dynamic Views lets you keep an account of exact number of posts viewed by a reader. So while in a traditional blogger template, 1 click may account for 10 pageviews, with Dynamic View, Blogger records a more accurate data about your blog in terms of pageviews.
As Dynamic Views is all set to enhance user experience manifold, there is also a chance for bloggers to increase their pageview count and make a more ‘dynamic’ impact with their posts.
Google's Dynamic Views will help create unique different visuals of the same blog and will be beneficial from a usability perspective too.In a nutshell, it will create a rich-user experience plus it provides for analytics tracking convenience too.