I can’t think of a better way to start the new year than with a new blog!
I gotta say, the only reason this one is done by the end of day one is because it’s so much easier than I ever thought it’d be! I took step by step screenshots of how I built my baby deer header (isn’t he cute?) so look for a tutorial on that in the next couple of days but for everything else there’s already such awesome tutorials out there that I’m just going to pass those links along to you…
How to make a navigation bar
How to make your image larger than Blogger allows (this was HUGE for me, like life changing I wanted to weep with happiness HUGE! I’ve been trying to figure out how to have larger images because that’s um, kind of crucial for detailed tutorial shots & this worked perfectly!!!)
How to make a photo header using Picasa (my tutorial will be with Picnik)
This page has a great general blogger tutorial list
Picnik photography editing tips
How to use Picnik for creating printables (this totally got me started on the Picnik kick, now I’m an addict)
How to center your header
I really used Sneaky Mommy Blog Design for most of the help, what a great resource.
I also used 3 online programs to do all the image work (and they’re all free, woot! woot!)
Last I’m hoping you guys will let me know if I left anything off in the new design that maybe you really liked about the old one. (or really like on other blogs) There are still a few things to tweak (the tutorials list will be back, still working on a signature) but it’s mostly done.
So be honest (but gentle) do you like it???
***By the way…does anyone know how to make each of my columns wider? My base template is blogger’s ‘simple’ template but each column seems really narrow when I compare it to other blogs. Anybody know? Anyone? Bueller?