If you learned something new, there will be something that'll bother you. For me it was the Old Blogger's Conditional Tag !
With the Old Blogger's Conditional Tag you can use it to it's full extent, something as Custom View Using Blogger Tag ;)
When first i learned about those tags, and understand it, i found it really useful if you wanted to play along, especially with some flow on how your blog will be.
But on the New Blogger ! Those tags are not exists anymore ! Blogger give us widgets for these, and provided the pageType attributes too, which i think was for somekind of substitute for the Conditional Tags.
pageType - (Optional) Can be "all," "archive," "main," or "item," with "all" as the default. The widget will only display on the designated pages of your blog. (All widgets display on the Page Elements tab, regardless of thier pageType.)
But for me this is USELESS ! I can't see the advantage of using this ! Even the phydeaux3 the Bleet said something about this too !
And to make it even worse ! The value of those pageType are different in the other Blogger's Help Page !!
pageType: The type of the current page. One of 'item', 'archive', or 'index'.
One says 'all' the other says 'index' ????!!!!! DAMN ! And i've been trying the 'all' value !
You see on another point of view, with the absence of the Conditional Tags for the New Blogger (i mean if you used the new Layout and Template of course) is that you CAN'T play with the post's comments anymore on the MAIN page anymore ! (or should i say INDEX page ?!)
If you look at the help page, it says like this:
comments: A list of all comments for this post (on item pages only).
So we CAN'T do the FAMOUS PEEK-A-BOO again on the MAIN / INDEX page ANYMORE ! It was such a pity given that the very first peek-a-boo of blogger says:
Here we want to remove the
tags so that the comments will be available on all pages.
So the big point is GIVE ME BACK THOSE CONDITIONAL TAGS !