Thursday, August 26, 2010

Working on the blog

I have to confess...I'm not very good at this blogging thing. I'm still slowly learning how to format and post. I wish that I was better at photography. That I could spend time editing and making everything look nice and effortless, but the truth is, it's FULL of effort for me.
I spent the afternoon trying to make a new blog header. The old one just didn't fit my personality. I poured over several different websites trying to figure out how to make a header using some of the pictures from my past projects and after much frustration and too much time, I think I finally figured it out. This site, finally seemed to help me step by step, until I came to saving my collage. I mean really, who can't figure out where they save something? Me, that's who!
So, what do you think? Do you like the new look of the blog? I'm trying to simplify it a bit. I'm still trying to figure out if I like the linen on the sides. Do you? Or if I would rather it just be all white. It's less distracting...or is it just too much white space? And how do I get rid of that bloggityblog thingie just above the date? And where the heck did that come from?! And can you make the icons on the right side smaller?
See, I still have a lot to learn. Hopefully, you will bear with me.

7 comments:

Jan said...

I think it looks great!! I'm not sure where that thing above the date came from...if it's a picture you would probably have to find it in the html and just delete it. It may be a logo on your background and in that case you won't be able to get rid of it. If you change your background and it's not there, then you will know :)

To resize your images find where it says IMG SRC="yourimage.jpg" and then add this IMG SRC="yourimage.jpg" WIDTH="96" HEIGHT="134" BORDER="0" Just change your numbers to whatever size you want them to be. Try and adjust them proportionately or it may look funny. You could also save them to your computer, resize them, upload them to photobucket, and then change out the address of the photo in the html. Sound like a lot, but it's not bad once you get the hang of it. The first option is probably the easiest though :)

Hope that helps and I didn't thoroughly confuse you! Working with layouts and html can be frustrating but you have to just keep trying. Just make sure you save a backup file before you get started. This is a good site for help on a lot of topics too....http://www.bloggertipsandtricks.com/

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Mormishmom said...

Thanks for coming over to Funky PolkaDot Giraffe! I love your blog design! And no, I don't know how to fix anything :( I'm a good fiddler and I eventually get it, but I have to use other's tuts:)

Mormishmom said...

P.S. The name of your blog is awesome!

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I like it simple!

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Suzanne said...

looks good, rachel!

Hart Of Stone Crafts said...

I'm your newest follower and I love your blog design. I'm new to the blog realm and thankfully I have a good friend who does all of my blog design, otherwise it would just be a white page with black text. I love all of your garage sale finds and projects and look forward to scanning your site often.
http://hartofstonecrafts.blogspot.com
-Miranda