Grand! All sorts of goodies start to break through. Shora also has a new "especially for beta" hack for hiding the navbar, which is en espanol. Now, the "legality" of hacking the navbar has never been quite clear, & the new Terms of Service (if, indeed, these were the new Terms of Service) don't seem to clear things up. Section 10 is still Section 10, & modifying the navbar is probably still a violation of the Blogger TOS....
1. Hide the navbar.
2. Construct the search box, and reposition it.
3. Resize the search box.
4. Change the appearance of the search button.
Important to note that in beta the navbar is a little less cluttered, and contains (at least for the moment) an interface to let you directly access features to edit your blog if you're already signed in.... so there are some tools that you'll lose if you tell the navbar goodbye.
Other pre-beta Navbar hacks were discussed here last Fall.
Update: Perhaps in response to TOS concerns, Michael's post now also contains information about how to reposition the navbar.
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