MUniversity of Minnesota

May 24, 2004

How do I change what my blog looks like?

I have written a new "Templates" page to give people that would like to change the appearance of their weblog(s) a better idea of how to do so. Essentially, the easiest way to change the layout and colors of your site is to change the Stylesheet of your blog. Thanks to styles available from Movable Style, UThink now offers 10 distinct styles ready for you to plug into your blog:

  • Clean
  • Trendy
  • Georgia
  • Gettysburg
  • Rusty
  • Plain Jane
  • Typepad Thin
  • Plain Blue
  • Mac Stripe
  • Matrix Code
  • Simply follow the instructions at the top of the Templates page to implement one of these styles, or visit Movable Style for more choices.

    You may also be wondering why the UThink default template is so dull or why it doesn't contain the U of M wordmark or the block "M." University policy prohibits these symbols of the University from appearing on web pages that are personal in nature. Obviously blogs can be very personal!

    Finally, if you have any skill with CSS and/or HTML please consider using that skill to create new templates for UThink! If you have a style you'd like to share, or if you are thinking about creating a new style for the UThink system, please email

    Posted by snackeru at May 24, 2004 04:04 PM