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LoriLevaughn
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LoriLevaughn
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This is more of a technical question, I suppose. I just started up a blog a few days ago using Blogspot/Blogger. And going through so many of your blogs, I can see that they all have very unique looks to them that are nothing like the templates that the actual blogger.com page provides.

My question to you is: Did you download your layout from somewhere else, or did you create your own? And if you created your own, did you make a CSS sheet from scratch, or just edit the HTML of a layout that the website provided?

I’m very new at this, and am working on editing the CSS myself, but I don’t know how much good that’ll ultimately do in changing the look of my blog, so I’d really appreciate any help!

Thank you in advance, lovelies! <3

posted about 2 years ago
Off4thandGraham
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Off4thandGraham
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You don’t have to use CSS unless you want a something specific. I know mine is customized, it’s really hard to get the look and feel you want from someone else design. Anyway, if you go to template and hit customized you can edit it also but it’s really learn as you go. What do you want to change?

posted about 2 years ago
 
LoriLevaughn
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LoriLevaughn
posts: 5

Did you customize it yourself? IF you did, did you use HTML or CSS? I can’t figure out which code I should even be using; I go to “customize HTML”, but the coding itself looks like CSS to me. :/ I have no clue. XD But I agree, it’s definitely a learning experience, haha!

As for what I’m trying to change, it’s mainly things within the actual posts:

1. Post wise, I’m trying to change the default font and add that to the coding so that I don’t have to keep trying to change the font and font size every time I write a new post (having to input it as I make each new post is a little annoying, haha! Plus, they don’t have the font I really want as an option. I’m just using Georgia right now, but I actually want to use Ebrima).

2. I want to make it so that when I upload pictures, they’re full sized, rather than within the “click for the full sized photograph” border that shrinks the picture.

3. I’m looking to make the post headings a different color from the actual post. I’m shooting for green and Black with a white font, but with the way this CSS is looking, I’ll be happy if I can just figure out how to make it black, haha!

4. I’m trying to make the “about me” section a separate page that has the same look as the blog. But I know the “about me” thing shows up on your blog regardless, and I’d like to make that a little black box with white font.

It’s only four things but at this rate, it feels like an infinite list! XD

posted about 2 years ago
 
nequa_couture
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nequa_couture
posts: 9

um i customized mine with the features they already have. go to template and then customize i got mine to look pretty professional http://aifilh.blogspot.com/

posted about 2 years ago
 
TheDashingDiaries
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TheDashingDi...
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My blog is: http://glamourxkills.blogspot.com
I did most things all by myself, just playing with the features they have to offer. :)

posted about 2 years ago
 
curlsandbags
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curlsandbags
posts: 34

my blog: Click Here!
I used a lay-out of blogger, and adjusted it to my preferences. They have an advanced tool where you can change the colors of everything

posted about 2 years ago
 
Taliscollection
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Taliscollection
posts: 45

@LoriLevaughn 

I used a template because I like the magazine features. But I customize it afterwards to get the look I like. I am a part-time blogger so I can’t spend too much time creating from scratch.

Here is my blog: www.blog.talis.com.au

posted 6 months ago
 
Taliscollection
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Taliscollection
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@TheDashingDiaries nice blog :) 

posted 6 months ago
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