Hello fellow bloggers! I've been introduced to the world of blogging and Html a little while back and wanted to share with you all a series of posts dedicated to learning the tips and tricks of the blogging community!
It isn't easy starting off in this world called blogger. It takes much time to learn everything you can do! Along the way I've found plenty of resources that I want to share with all of you. This post is dedicated to one of the most important things: your blog design!
All About Backgrounds
A background is one of the first things a visitor sees. It should sum up what your site is all about! There's tons of blog backgrounds out there that are totally free for you to use! Most of the blog backgrounds requires your template to be on Minima.
To change your template to Minima, sign into Blogger, click on Layout, then Pick New Template. Pick the first thumbnail created by Douglas Bowman. Choose the first Minima option. It should look like this:
O Minima Dark
O Minima Blue
O Minima Orchard
Next, you are ready to start looking for backgrounds! These are my favourite sites (I've tested them all out) to find top quality, free backgrounds:
Shabby Blogs has one of the best crafted and nicest looking blogs! They feature white middles, perfect if you upload lots of pictures on your blog. Our blog background comes from this site! Here's a sample or two!
The Cutest Blog on the Block is one of the most popular blogging sites for free backgrounds. They've got tons and tons of pages! Check out some of the designs.
Scrap-e-blog has tons of wonderful, scrapbook inspired blogs! Take a peek at some of them!
Simply Chic also has tons of cute blogs! You will need to edit your HTML code in your actual template to use her blog backgrounds (don't worry she explains how to do this on her site), but they are definitely worth a look!
Finally, the last thing you need to know about backgrounds is how to change yours! It's simple! Most of these sites will give you the Html code to put onto blogger. First, copy the Html code (Ctrl + C, or highlight the code and right-click and press copy). Second, navigate on blogger by clicking on: