I tried the new designs and features in Blogger - didn't like them, and now I can't get back to my old design. The header is centered over the posting block and not center of the page, the graphics aren't the way I set them originally.
It's just like Blogger was in the beginning, too hard to control.
I have some experience and training hanging paintings in galleries, and I like to use the same concept on my blog - simple with a white background. That way the colors have little competition.
I'm taking a workshop on Word Press next week, and might open another blog with Google Streets captures - of places we've lived or been. I love Google Streets.