I've been resisting the move to the new Blogger Beta for as long as I could. However last month, Google automatically changed my blog over to Blogger Beta. Now, some blog elements no longer display correctly, especially when using Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 (IE7). Most notably, I noticed that the title "DC's Personal Finance and Stock Investing Blog" has been cut off by the blogger bar.
I am not alone. There are several other PF blogs that have some sort of display issue after having changed to the new Blogger version. A few blogs that I've noticed with significant problems in IE7 are Retiring Early, Growing Money, Money Monk, and Moomin Valley. To these blog owners: if you aren't aware of the problems with your blog, I can Email you a screen capture of what it looks like under IE7.
All new PC computers come with Internet Explorer 7 installed, and about one quarter of my blog readers currently use IE7. This number is should rise in time, as people upgrade their computers and software. So, what should I do? I am considering either modifying the existing template for PFStock, or going to a new one all together. Since I have used the same template since I first started PFStock, it might well be time for an update. I'm looking for a template that looks more modern than this one called "Son of Moto". Does anybody have a suggestion?
One other thing that Blogger Beta changed is the URL for PFStock's RSS feed. The URL is now http://pfstock.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default. I have had to update a couple of my external RSS readers to point to this new site feed. I hope that my readers were able to update their feeds. Either that, or they might think that I've been on an extended vacation.