We have improved the design section and introduced a new theme that is taking advantage of the new design section. Our goal is to make the design section more flexible so you — and outside designers — can add new themes and designs to your blog. One of the biggest benefits is you can create blog designs and preview them before you make changes live on your blog.
We’ve been testing the Design change for a few weeks, but we need more feedback from you. If what to try out the new design, here are few things to keep in mind:
The new design allows you to duplicate and save your designs. We recommend you duplicate your design and then start tweaking.
The new model is two step: after you work on a design and save the design, you still need to apply it to your blog.
You can preview new designs but it may not be an exact preview of all of your content.
New Super-powered Theme: Mosaic
We’ve also introduced a new theme that takes advantage of the new Design paradigm. The Mosaic theme allows you to upload an image as your banner and will automatically “tile” it to fit the space. If you’ve been looking to update your “old fashioned” blog quickly and easily, this is a great way to do it.
Post by Email
TypePad has had post by email for over 5 years. Now in Beta is a huge improvement to the formatting of your post and more “Do What I Mean” (DWIM) capabilities. If you include a YouTube or Flickr URL in your email, we’ll automatically render it with nice formatting. Try it out and let us know what you think.
As always, we appreciate your feedback and suggestions for improvement.