Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Want a Fancy Schmancy Blob? Er, Blog?

I'd been thinking about giving my blog a new look, and yesterday Melissa suggested I visit The Cutest Blog on the Block. Score!

Now part of me is still unsure about something so fancy. Though I really like this background a lot, I don't want something that will be hard to read or too busy to the eye, for I don't wish to turn readers away. But I did want to spruce things up, and this certainly did it!

If you want to change things up on your blog as well, just visit the link above. You'll see a left-hand column on the site, and all you need to do is click on "free backgrounds." You can sift through them until you find one you like, then follow the directions to apply it to your own blog.

You first have choose the Minima template from Blogger, so you're in essence starting with a blank canvas. Then, still from Blogger, you "add a gadget" from the Edit Layout screen (accessed through your dashboard), select that you're adding an html code, and copy your Cutest Blog template code into the box. Boom! A new look! You may also have to access "fonts and colors" from the layout screen in Blogger, to make all your text coordinate. (Thanks to Angie for telling me that.) It's super easy to navigate.

So let me know what you think of my new look, and tell me if you're going to get one, too!

14 comments:

Sara Spock said...

Janna! This is really cute!

Janna Qualman said...

Thanks, Sara! :)

Melanie Avila said...

Holy cuteness! I want to play too!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Janna, I followed your lead and downloaded a new template. Doh...took a bit to figure out, but that's because I'm old and have a rusty brain. Thanks for posting a link to the cutest blog design thingy.

Janna Qualman said...

Yeah, Melanie, go getcha one!

Glad you figured it out, Angie. I like the one you chose!

colbymarshall said...

I like it! Yay!

Melissa Marsh said...

I saw that they had some really cute ones for fall - pumpkins, etc. And isn't it easy to do? That's what I love about it!

WendyCinNYC said...

I like it!

celestialwolf said...

Very Cool. It adds a nice warmth to the page.

Turkey Lurkey said...

Very nice! I think it reflects your personality. :)

Joshua said...

still digging it!

Pink Ink said...

I've seen this website link on a lot of great-looking blogs. What a fun layout!

aaroncrocco said...

I'm diggin' it Janna. Great job! Definitely a facelift.

Janna Qualman said...

Thanks, everyone! I appreciate your comments and opinions.