March 26, 2015
In case you missed all the hullabaloo about Nimble Design Lab, we're continuing to improve it, based not only on our own ideas for features, but also on all the feedback that we've been receiving from our Beta Team members. Keep the feedback coming! We love making Nimble work how YOU want it to.
The first thing we want to show off is that it's now incredibly easy to add borders to your posts and sidebars. To do this, just look for the Border option within each section. Click it and the options section will slide into view. You can then click the "Change" link to see the various looks you can apply to the border like changing its color, style, and width:
These options allow you to make some great design choices for your blog. Check out how the use of a solid border on one side and the double border on the other really sets to the two sides apart on this blog:
Next, we wanted to cover some of the miscellaneous things we've been fixing as part of our Nimble housekeeping.
Previously you may have noticed that some widgets, like the Twitter or Facebook ones, would overlap within the sidebar. We've resolved this issue and it shouldn't happen any longer. If you do see this occurring, though, please open a help ticket so we can help get you straightened out.
There had also been a conflict with the ShareThis widget, but it's also been resolved and you can add it to your blog at Design > Content. Check out the Knowledge Base for more information on recommended widgets.
Finally, you should see general improvements in icons and margins on blogs.
We hope you're loving Nimble just as much as we're loving working on it! If you're using Nimble on your blog, leave a comment with a link or send us a Tweet. Maybe your blog will get featured! Keep working on those designs and maybe soon, you'll see your own design in Typepad! (New feature spolier alert!)