Friday, 22 May 2009

messing with blogger

You may have noticed that I've changed my blog layout and added an extra column. For anyone who is interested in doing the same I used these instructions which were very simple and easy to follow.

You have to edit the html in your blogger template, which I did with my heart in my mouth! In case of disaster though I saved my blog first by exporting and downloading it.

While I was fiddling I made a new banner for the longer length (using a sneak peek of my idea for a new Spoonflower fabric design, a Ruby Slippers repeat) and some new type. I'm experimenting with a new logo, I'm not sure if I like it better but its fun to try.

Now I've changed my layout it's really interesting to look around and notice what others have done with theirs. Some of my favourites in blogger format are fine little day and craft pudding and gennine's art blog which are personalised and have a definite 'house style'.

p.s. if it looks half finished that's because it is, the design and the blog layout :-) Both need tweaking.


  1. I thinks your new layout looks great! I have been wanting to add an extra column for a long time and was always confused as to how other bloggers did it when this isn't offered in the standard template. Many thanks to you:)

  2. Hey, I just looked and you've got three columns. Hooray!

  3. Thanks for all the info and well done on being so brave! I love the Ruby Slippers Repeat!

  4. I really like the new logo - it's really good!! The banner image will be super lovely as fabric and I would like to make something with it!

    It's good to tinker with your template - I just had a play with mine because I wanted to make the pics bigger so I went back to two columns but this is very neat.

  5. Jacqui, I'd love you to make something from it! Hopefully when I finally get round to it I'll order extra and sell some on Etsy.
    Thanks for your lovely words everyone :-)

  6. oh- that shoe fabric is fabulous. what a great idea. i also really like the new flowerpress layout- very stylish! :)

  7. melissa, thank you :-) Your beautiful blog is three columns too of course but typepad. I do love visiting over there, everything you make is so very beautiful.


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