Monday, July 09, 2012

Google/ Blogger "Dynamic Views" - Fancy but limited

So - I keep switching back and forth between the current view on my blog and Google's "Dynamic Views" system.  Right now I am annoyed with the Dynamic Views so switched it off.

To see Dynamic Views check out

Each has its benefits but the whole Dynamic Views system is incompatible with many things I would like to do with my blog - examples include embedding Storify stories (the embeds don't work in dynamic views); jump breaks (to show only the beginning of a story with a species transition point); and much more. 

So - anyway - apologies for switching back and forth.  Still playing with what to have as a default ...


  1. Please keep it turned off. I hate them, here's why: they don't add any functionality, are slow to load, and won't load at all on some devices. Style over substance - you don't need them.

  2. I've done the same with mine now too - I'm sure they could be good in the right hands and the right type of blog - but it's not for me.

  3. With the release of Windows 8, perhaps Dynamic Views will become more accepted as mainstream. I prefer your blog in Magazine, even over the non-dynamic original.


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