How to select the best free blogger default theme?
I have more than 10 years of blogging experience with Google Blogger. Based on Blogger platform, This is a comparison of all default lists of themes by blogspot. First of all, two major categories are there- responsive themes and non responsive themes. As the name indicates, you should select a responsive one.
What are the advantages of responsive over non responsive?
In responsive themes, your website will be flexible for quick reading without zoom or manual click or touch. So, it will automatically adjust its uniform look similar to that of any device size. then, the user experience will be higher and they will return to this site again. Navigation will be very easy with the hamburger menu. Around 60% of the websites are running with responsive themes. It is very fast and SEO friendly. Number of pageviews will be higher. There is no option to select a mobile theme because this is a combination of both desktop and mobile version. But, if you edit the html of the website theme, then the option appears as a modified theme shows desktop and mobile themes version. Google adsense recommends responsive themes with auto ads.
In non responsive themes, it looks very old design. On the desktop it is very good for getting the overall idea of a large website than responsive themes. In mobile phone reading, we should select the mobile version and that is not good. If the desktop theme is for mobile, then search engines will display as your site is not mobile friendly. Also, the desktop version in mobile is not good for readers as they have to zoom and set a reading size. A traffic block is usual.
Comparison of default non responsive Blogger themes
Simple, Dynamic, Picture, Awesome, Watermark, Ethereal and Travel themes are coming under this category. Dynamic themes have a partial responsive nature. The desktop display is super but they are not good for mobile display width and line space. Simple themes series are good. Simply simple is best among but the font is bad. In simple literate, large header images will split but good for writers having content background is just like a book off white colour with overall images are bookshelf. One important fact is that adsense auto ads are working well with no responsive themes if you have any errors in responsive themes.
Comparison of default responsive Blogger themes
Try to select default blogger settings and themes. When you make a blogspot site it will be Contempo light. This is the best choice. Before that, we are comparing the pros and cons of all responsive themes.
Contempo themes- don’t select dark contempo and flamingo as having negative feedback. Pink is good for beauty, cosmetics, families, girls, fashion etc. Aqua is a colourful but blue content background with cursive header fonts. Blue colour dominance is more than usual. You can customise all these but not a good practice. Now, my two sites are running on contempo light. Good tile format, beautiful Roboto font, separate header image option, neutral grey body colour, post snippet, featured post, search bar, page bar with more, blue click navigation are very attractive features. Good for text rich content, writers, authors and online digital libraries. Demerit- there may be a chance of adsense auto ads errors with bugs.
The Soho theme is good for photography, brand promotion, designers, painting and artists. Large default photograph is a key attraction. No text snippet tiles and not suitable for writers. Small text font size in mobile is difficult for senior citizens. No ads inside the text content post. Dark, Neon and pink themes have dark depressing colours. The Soho Red theme is best with an off white background. Light theme is the standard one. Soho theme tiles are not uniform on the desktop.
Emporio is the most responsive default theme. Tiles are beautiful on the desktop. Large text fonts. Desktop version displays a side widget bar also. Very easy to navigate because the entire tile is clickable. No text snippet in mobile. Very good for any product display site. While shifting from other themes to this theme, there is a chance of text content and auto ads width problems. Emporio Porcelain is good. If pink colour is your favourite, use emporio Flamingo. The Toolbox and Technica and Apron are dark themes.
Notable themes are considered as the best theme without any errors for adsense auto ads display. Technical websites or instructional sites can choose this for large display fonts and images. No tile separation margin in mobile. Full width site display with sidebar widget. Large volume writers should avoid this theme because desktop large fonts are not suitable for reading large volume text like a novel. At the sametime, mobile fonts are too small! Notable light is good. Antique theme main colour is blue hence blue colour text content background. Coral theme is dark, notable pink theme font styles are bad.
Essential theme is the latest default theme where you have a chance to customise this minimalist theme. Tiles, text snippets, fonts are clean but simple. This theme will look like a primitive one. Our own header image upload is difficult because there is no separation there for body and header. Header blog name title font size is very large in mobile display. In all the above themes, we can customise many widgets but it is not so easy for common people.