March 14, 2012

How to Make Your Own Background (Simple Template)

Customizing the Simple Template - Part 2

In my last post, I showed you how to get your blog set up with the Blogger Simple template. Now it is time to start customizing it!

Let's get started with the background:

March 8, 2012

Customizing the Blogger Simple Template, Part 1

I have posted several tutorials on how to make your own blog background, post divider and such and I hope they have been useful to you. However, all of these tutorials have required that you use the Minima template. I like this template the most but this template does not allow you to take full advantage of the Template Designer. Also, many of you are terrified at the thought of editing the HTML on your own.

So, I would like to give you some instructions on how to add your own custom designs to the Blogger Simple template. If you use this template, you can adjust the widths of the columns, the arrangement of the columns and much more without having to edit the HTML at all! In fact, when you add all of your design elements, you won't ever have to click "Edit HTML"!

This first post will be all about getting your blog set-up with the Simple template of your choice. (There are several Simple templates. I'll help you choose!) My next post will show you how to add your own Custom Design Elements.

Ready to get started? Here we go!