The 2 column theme has an interesting layout. The header is narrow so there is just about enough space to fit your blog title, and at bottom right of it is the search box. Now comes the interesting part, Smoky template has a featured posts in the form of a numbered slider. So on clicking the number, the corresponding slide or featured post shows up, where you can add post headline, few lines of the post and an image. Each slider also comes with the 'read more' link at the bottom.
To add content for featured posts, go to Edit HTML, search for the code below and change the links.
<!-- board_item -->
<p><img alt='IMG ALT' src='IMAGE URL'/><strong><a href='YOUR POST URL'></a></strong> YOUR POST SUMMARY...</p>
<p class='more'><a href='YOUR POST URL'>Readmore</a></p>
<!-- /board_item -->
Adjacent to that is the twitter icon to link your twitter profile. Then comes the navigation bar to browse through the sections on your blog, this bar also has a dropdown menu to add sub-categories.
The main column has the regular layout. The post headline and below that is the labels, time stamp and a speak out icon. Each post has the Read more feature integrated that gives a neat look to the blog. The sidebar has got the subscribe option on top and then ad space to place sponsorship links etc. Then you can add any blogger widgets of your choice.
Download the Smoky Blogger Theme