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Blog Design

How do you like my new July blog template that I designed? It took me some time to complete (which is actually pretty silly since I'm only going to be using it for the month of July) but I like it and thought that it turned out nice! :) I just love, LOVE, LOVE designing blog templates, and I think that I'm about to drive Elisabeth crazy asking if I can re-design her blog template again. LOL ;)
I've been asked questions lately about good sites to learn more about blog designing. :) Some places that I've found helpful are:

While we're on the subject, I'd like to share some information for Blogger users that I learned awhile back that is so simple yet soooo helpful when redesigning your blog...creating a new background! For starters, upload the image that you want for your background to Flickr or Google Page Creator (or someplace similar) and copy the url. Pull up your blog page (be sure you're signed in) and click at the top of the page on Customize. Next, click on Edit Html. Now scroll down until you reach the part that looks something like this:

/* Primary layout */

body {
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
border: 0;
text-align: center;
color: $mainTextColor;
background: url("") repeat;
font-size: small;

See the part that says: background url("")? Erase the current url and paste in the url from your new image...voila! A nice new background for your blog! :OD

Well, tomorrow my family and I are off to stay at the beach for several days...hope everyone has a wonderful 4th of July! :)

6 thoughts:

Elissa said...

Love the new design Erin, it's SO cute!!!!

Erin said...

Thanks Elissa! :OD

Autumn said...

I love the design.
Thanks for the website links! I'll have to check them out.

Barbara said...

Hi! Erin
Came over from Bettys to see your new design. I clicked on the design info. in case I want to refer to it in the future and put it in word. To my amazement I had the whole of your blog in word.
Took me ages to delete it all but at least I saw yur blog and posts in d etail.

Bailey said...

LOVE your blog design! So cute! And patrotic! I just drooled over your blog advice...I'm still in the convincing stage for a blog. :) And I LOVED your other posts (Georgia John--little brothers are such serious little guys). :)

Erin said...

I'm so glad y'all like the new "look"...thanks for your comments!! :)