Thursday, October 19, 2006

[Blogger Template] Inserting A New Banner

I have been tampering around with the banner (fonts, pictures etc) on my blog. What I noticed however was that depending on the Browser one was using the text would appear differently. I wrote about it here.
I decided to use an image as a banner instead and tried to insert it into the Blogger template (this is mostly by trial error - I am no blog genius here LOL!). It did not really work the way I expected and as common sense would have it. I got a very helpful friend to try and help me out too. She was able to get it up but some parts were cut off or squished. I would really appreciate some step by step instruction to this as I am not 100% familar with HTML or CSS. If anyone knows of a website or has tackled this issue with their own Blogger blog I would really appreciate it big time.

PS. I did look at previous posts if this issue was addressed in the past but was unable to find something. So if I missed it please forgive me.


This Post was written by MEETA from What's For Lunch, Honey?

10 comments:

Mae said...

Hi Meeta,

It looks fine to me.

Alanna said...

Me too Meeta in Firefox

McAuliflower said...

Fine in Firefox- I think :)

The difference seen between Firefox and IE can be quite disturbing at first, esp if one wants to be very controlling about how their website displays.

I encourage everyone to check out their site in different browsers. Relinquishing extremem control over how my site looks was a tough one for me to learn... it may not be for everyone.

The scrunching/cutting off of your banner that you discribed can often happen when you have a conflict between your inserted image size and the fixed width/size of your banner space as defined by your css.

AFWIW- trial and error is an excellent way to learn. Just make sure you have a test blog set up for only playing with template changes :)

A tutorial way to learn css that I recommend is at W3 schools.

Meeta said...

Sorry! I think I migt have formulated my query a little ambiguosly. The current banner you see on my blog is the old/current one that I intitially played around with. This one looks fine. But the one I actually would like to put up - my image - was not looking too good that is why I took it off.
I was hoping I could get instructions to be able to get it up looking good!

Liz said...

Maybe if you put the faulty banner up and include a post with the page source info folks can look at it and make suggestions. Otherwise it's kinda tough to figure out what's wrong.

McAuliflower said...

Meeta- make a test blog for testing your template. Put the questionable banner in there and give us the test blog url.

Meeta said...

OK! I've created a test site and here it is:

http://meetastestsite.blogspot.com/

You see that I am having trouble with the transparency too! The blog banner with the Title "Testing" is coming through and my actual image does not look very much like this:

Image

On the blog it is a bit squished and the borders look strange.

Can you help?

paul said...

The banner is cut off because your #content box is too small. Try increasing it to 780px.

Then, your #header div will need a little padding on the top-

#header div {
padding:55px 0px;
margin: 0;
}

Then, to make your blog title disappear, you can change the transperency, but it's easiest to just but a " visibility: hidden;" in your #blog-title style.

Meeta said...

AHHH! Paul, it seems to be working!!! It's not perfect but I think I am beginning to understand what I am supposed to do. The rest is trial and error. Was wondering if I needed your help again may I write to you personally?

All of you have been helpful with your tips and tricks. I am always amated at how brilliantly you all help one in distress.

Meeta said...

Right I have fiddled around with it a bit. And my trouble now is that I see it Firefox and Safari but I have no banner on IE!

http://meetastestsite.blogspot.com/

It was too good to be true! I cannot say it enough - I hate IE!!