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cathy


Like moving furniture, only worse

Sunday, November 20, 2005

I have always had an obsession with moving things around; move this chair here, no, don't like it there, put it back here...you get the idea. I have so far been able to remain relatively satisifed with the plain look of this blog, but tonight I decided to start messing around with the html. I could probably spend the next ten years occupying myself with colour schemes and such, but since I really do have a life, and need to get some sleep, this will have to do for now. Major disclaimer; I am not finished! As you can see, or not see, as the case may be, the title can not be read and I can not fix it. As many times as I change the colour from white to something else in the template, it is bound and determined to stay white. I would most appreciate any useful URLS on blog design or tips any of you experienced types might have. I am afraid that I have entered into something here that I wish I hadn't gotten into. Much in the same way that I sometimes wish all of the furniture could magically return to the way it was before I spent the entire day moving it about.

  1. Blogger Jase said:

    err... I'm crap at this but.... on my blog there is a line near the start of the template that says:

    #Title a {text-decoration:none;color:inherit;}
    change the word 'inherit' to 'black' I only changed my template because me recent German long words screwed it all up and the right hand column ended up at the bottom of the page.

    Good luck!!

  1. Blogger momyblogR said:

    Oh girl. I would love to help but I'm shot when it comes to things like that. I've had help will all of my stuff and I dare NOT mess with it. Sorry.

  1. Blogger Pirate said:

    looks good already but it could be better.

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    http://blogger-templates.blogspot.com/
    http://blogtemplates.noipo.org/
    http://www.pointoffocus.com/Graphics/focusblogger.html

    these have some nice templates you can usually just copy paste in your template. But first you should save everything (like blogroll etc) somewhere, because they tend to lose a couple of things and because you might wish to switch back.

    and here there are some tutorials
    http://www.photoshopsupport.com/tutorials/jennifer/blog-templates.html

    xx
    Good luck! Html is addictive

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    I wish I can add to the help but I am blog illiterate...Our blogger friend Nancy was a big help to me when I needed it.

    Thanx Chloe for the info I'll check it out as well.

    I like the colors Cathy.

    Have a great day~

  1. Blogger vani said:

    i'm not much of an expert on these things either- the furthest i've gone was to get my template from blogskins. com- and the rest my brother the expert helped me figure out. but it looks good so far!

  1. Blogger angel, jr. said:

    I recently changed the template on my blog.
    as for moving things around, we need to do that, to get rid of the dust.

  1. Blogger Dr. Deborah Serani said:

    Change is good. But I need to know where and how I change things so I can change them back if I want to. LOL.


    I like the change here and the pic too.

    ~Deb

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Thank You, Jase;
    I will try it, and you will see the results (or not!)

    MomyBlogR;
    Thanks for the moral support! (you're such a great mum...)

    Pirate;
    Honesty is so very refreshing. I completely agree. It pained me to leave it as it was like this (and still is)

    Chloe;
    Thank you for the great information! I will check it all out like a kid in a candy store...and hopefully I am not up until 2am!

    Heidi;
    You and me girl; let's tackle this together; now if we only had a big honking bowl of poutine to share:)

    Vani;
    Thanks! I'll check that site out because your blog is really nice.

    Angel;
    Exactly, and I thought the old blog was getting rather dusty looking too.

    Dr.Deb;
    I am at the point of no return....yikes! The last time I did this I deleted the entire thing by mistake. I will be more careful this time.

  1. Blogger geezer squeezer! said:

    no advice on jazzing up the blog im afraid.as im crap at it.

    and can i say that your elves look incredibly gay.in fact they look that gay that they now look BRILLIANT!

    the world needs more gay elves!

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Hello Geezer Squeezer;
    Welcome to my dysfunctional blog! And aren't all elves gay? Mais non, mon ami, what's this? One elf has a girlfriend; she'll be posted later on...aren't you on the edge of your seat now?!

  1. Blogger No_Newz said:

    I am HTML challenged. LOL! Looks good to me!
    Lois Lane

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Lois;
    I am going to be obsessed with fixing the stupid little things I don't like, but thanks! It may have an entirely new look by tonight, who knows....

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    "if we only had a big honking bowl of poutine to share:)"


    Cathy I know u will not believe this...But I have never tried a poutine..lol :X

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Heidi;
    WTF?!!...you go out right now and get a honking big bowl right away (and why am I saying honking?:)...

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