Monday, January 4, 2010

New Decade, New Look

I need a facelift. 

A Blogger facelift, that is. My current look is just so 00's. So...

Can any of you Blogger pros help me figure out how to change the layout of my blog?  I know there are standard Blogger templates you can choose from, but none of them are exactly right. 

Also, how do I create a banner at the top of my blog with the title and a picture? I have tried to do this over and over, but I cannot figure it out. :(

Any advice or sites with tutorials you can send me to would be greatly appreciated!


blueicegal said...

Heyy i can see your pretty much starting out like me frustratin isnt it meh, ok so i recently figured all this stuff out well for one ur gunna have to donwload a better template online type in downlaod templates for my blog and yoll come up with all these other sites, pik a template download it, then you have to extract the template file, you then have to upload the template to do this go to layout then edit html , press the browse button and find your template and upload it and walah you have a new template!!!!

ok to put up your desirable pic as ur banner thing once again go to layout, and it says stuff like add gadget where it says header click the edit thing and upload ur pic, i wasnt sure how to add my name to my header but i did it finally using paint,

Heres the link to my blog chek it out and lemme know wht u want, us newbies gotta help each other out :P ps i have a twilight parody there u might wanna see:)

Fantasy4eva -My Blog

Lisa and Laura said...

I wish I'll note that our blogger template is uber boring.

Grey Street Girl said...

For the banner, one thing you might want to make sure of is when you upload your banner, make sure to click on the option that says "Instead of title and description." If that's not selected, it won't show up. Not sure if that's the problem you've been havign though.

Hope it works! The polka dots are cute too! Good luck with the new look!

Kim said...

Thanks, ladies! I will try these things and see what I can come up with. I appreciate the help!

If anyone else has any advice, I'm more than interested! Thank you!

Kimberly said...

Hi Kim!

I use the Minima Stretch template from blogger. I like it because I feel like the pictures stand out better.

As far as the banner...what Grey Street Girl said! I edit my pics in Flickr to add my blog name.

I really don't know anything...but what I do know I learned by googling! There are so many AMAZING bloggers out there and many are nice enough to share their secrets ;)


Kim said...

Kimberly - Thanks so much for the info. I love the look of your blog and have been drooling over your amazing pictures. I have tested out many of the templates over the past few months and I do keep leaning toward one of the Minima ones. I agree. It is a crisp,clean background for the photos. The thing that bugs me the most about my current template is how the title is stuck over in the left corner like that. It is not movable in the Layout function so this template must go.

Thanks again! Stop by anytime.

Corey Schwartz said...

My current look is just so 00's.

Ha, ha! No tips, but you crack me up :)

Kathy Nemec-Lucas Photography said...

I get it now!!! Please please let me help!
Maybe I could get a nickname too?

I can make a header if you want to send me ideas of what you like, and the stuff you might want included. Its so up my alley, if you want help just say the word!!

Kim said...

Kathy - You're the best! I am going to try to play around with it a bit more to try to learn this stuff. When I'm completely frustrated, (probably in about 15 minutes) I'll take you up on the offer. I KNOW you'll create something incredibly fabulous.

I'm working on a nickname for you. I'm thinking something like...PhotoShop Master. hmmm...that would make you PSM. A little too close to PMS for comfort? I'll keep thinking.