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Typepad Bloggers Weekly Roundup


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Every week we share Typepad blogs that have caught our eye and have shared over social media.  Check them out! 

British_baby
Check out British Baby Names. Here you will find statistical analysis, historical research, discussions on current trends, and general rambled musings on names -- all from a British perspective.

Leiters
Leiter Reports: A Philosophy Blog news and views about #philosophy, the academic profession, academic freedom, intellectual culture, and other topics.

Taxprof
Taxes are just around the corner. If you have any questions, check out TaxProf Blog. Written by Paul L. Caron, a Dean and Tax Professor. Go into this tax season with confidence after following this knowledgeable blog.

Miamiherald
Florida Politics can be crazy. Make sure you get the truth by following the blog Naked Politics run by the Miami Herald.

Suny_westbury
Need to know what is going on at SUNY Old Westbury? Check out Global Media News. News from the SUNY College at Old WestBury.

IRES
Dreaming of becoming a published writer? Then you've come to the right place. At the Inventing Reality Editing Service blog, you'll get tips and advice about improving your writing and marketing your book.

Sue_g
Sui Generis, a New York Law Blog that focuses on legal issues of interest to NY lawyers.

Btp
Between The Pages is a yummy blog about creative cakes and cookies. Where pop culture and food meet - you can see the amazing culinary talents from around the web in one place.


New Design Lab Features for the New Year!

New Design Lab Features for the New Year!

The new year is somehow already upon us, so we wanted to celebrate with two new feature additions to the responsive Design Lab!

The first feature is for subscribers that want to custom code their own banner while using one of these designs. This gives you the freedom to really customize your blog.

To add your own banner to your responsive Design Lab, go to Design > Banner, and you'll see the new option to "Code your own banner" in the bottom right.

Code Your Own Banner

Using this option, you can really personalize your banner area. For instance, A Small Orange, used this feature to code their own banner to include a search box:

Banner Example

This feature is currently for Beta Team members only, so make sure to go to the Account link in the top green bar of your Dashboard, and check the "Join the Typepad Beta Team" box to become a member of our Beta Team and give it a try!

Next up is the ability to highlight which page your readers are on in the Navigation Bar via Custom CSS when using the responsive Design Lab.

This requires the use of Custom CSS, so you will need to have our Unlimited plan or higher to make use of this feature. To do this, go to Design > Custom CSS and add the following CSS:

.currentnav {font-weight: bold !important; background-color: rgba(182,182,182,0.3)!important; border-radius: 20px !important; }

Once this has been added, any link in the Navigation Bar will have Custom CSS applied to it to make it stand out while a visitor is on that page.  You can see an example below with the Archives link in the Navigation Bar:

New Highlight Option for Navigation Bar

The CSS can also be edited to change the color, font, and more.

We hope you like these new additions to the responsive Design Lab!  As always, the Typepad Support team is here to help if you need assistance!