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Monday, June 29, 2009

Blog Personalization Customization?

I've seen a few homeschool blogs (as well as others) that have their blogs personalized. I don't mean some really cool background they got from some other website. I mean their very own personalized background and graphics.

Like....ok, I'll use this blog as an example.

We now have our school crest completed. I'd like to have that either on the top left corner, top right corner, or one on each corner with a banner in between with the name of our homeschool. With the background and other customization being the colors in the crest.

But I don't know how to do that.I know how to MAKE the graphics, I just don't know how to code it so they go where I want them to go.

Any suggestions?

1 comments:

SAHMinIL said...

If you have a photo software program like photoshop or paint.net you can make a jpg of what you want. Then you can upload it as the new header for your page.

I also know that if you have a photobucket account you can make your own background. You would make the background using photoshop or paint.net. Then upload it to photobucket. Once it's on photobucket you can add it your HTLML coding.

TCBOTB (Where you got your current background) has a tutorial on how to make backgrounds and upload them.

Basically you need two things:

1. Photoshop OR paint.net
2. Photobucket Account

The graphic if you don't have them already, such as the banner you described can be found through digital scrap booking sites. Some are free, some you have to pay for.

Here is the link to TCBOTB tutorial: http://thecutestblogontheblock.com/blog-secrets/144-how-to-make-your-own-background.html

Personally, I think a header with what you describe would be better then a background. You can make it then just upload the picture to your header via blogger. Blogger even gives you the option to have your picture replace the words you are already using as your header. so it would just be the picture. :)