****As of October 2012 this tutorial will not work. Blogger has removed the option for people to change their templates back to Minima. We will be doing more research and keep you posted to see if we can find another way around it!! XOXO-Becky and Ashley TCBOTB****
If you are newer to blogging you may not have seen the Minima template. For those of us who have been blogging for ages loved the Minima template. It took me awhile to get use to the new blogger template designer, but now I really like it! If you are not happy with it I will show you how to get your Minima template back!
This is what my template looked like with the Picture Window Template. The banner is off to the left a bit (you can fix that with this tutorial) and you can see the opaque white box behind my posts (you can remove that box with this tutorial). At the end of the tutorial I will show you how my blog looks with the Minima template.
1). To get started you will need to click on the image in your upper right hand corner for ‘Blogger options’. Then select ‘Old Blogger interface’.
3.) Scroll down to the bottom of your HTML page and you will see under Old Templates and option ‘Select Layout Template’. Click there.
4.) Choose ‘Minima’ and then ‘Save Template’.
You can see below what my blog now looks like with the minima template. The banner is off centered, there is a border around my banner (tutorial on how to remove those border lines around banner HERE), my font color needs to be changed and I would like to adjust the width of my main post column. This is the tricky part with the minima template. You need to be familiar with the html to make these changes…but if you are then it is super easy:)!! If you are not happy with your minima template changes, then you can always go back to your Picture Window template! Leave a comment and let us know if you like how your blog turned out!