Today I am taking a little diversion from the usual
fabric/ girly/ sewing tutorial and attempt to explain
something so over my head.
But if I can do it, so can you!
If you are an awesome HTML whiz please leave.
Certainly don't mock.
This is not for you.
But, if you want to update the look of your blog in a
few minutes for free, I have a few tips.
Mind you, I am no blog designer.
That is what the amazing Marina is for.
But for many of you, paying for a blog
makeover isn't in your current budget.
We are going to use my neglected Aqua Apron Sisters blog
as an example. I mainly just registered the name for the
future, so there isn't anything to read there.
Anyway, this screen shot above is how it comes courtesy of Blogger.
Here is where you start:
Sign into Blogger.
Go to Dashboard
Then Edit on the Header section
straight out of my camera into the header section,
shrunk to fit and with the picture placed
behind the title and description.
Better, but still... meh.
messed around with the exposure,
added a frame and
used the text feature for the title.
I then came back to my blog,
uploaded the new and improved version in the header section,
shrink to fit as well as
"instead of title and description."
Next, add some fun buttons from
Seriously, Cathe is one of the most
talented and generous graphic designers out there.
She simply explains how to add each gadget.
You will wonder how you lived without her!
You can see the full version here.
I spent about three minutes on it.
No go cute up your blog!
No more ugly font stock Blogger yuckiness.
Think of how fancy and nerdy you will feel!