Monday, February 20, 2012


Trying something out here, so ignore my blog for a few minutes if it looks all weird....


Okay, I'm done experimenting for now.  I put a customized title on there, but it won't center properly.  Blogger has virtually no variety for fonts, so in order for me to apply a font that you can actually see, I had to embed the title on the image itself.  Unfortunately, different sized-windows show the title in a different place.  My home computer shows my title too far on the right, whereas my cell phone shows the title too far on the left.  It's really annoying, so I'm just going to leave it for now.  I'm hoping to switch to some kind of self-hosting this summer anyway. 

I'll be deleting this post by tomorrow, most likely.


  1. I like it off-kilter. It's kinda like you.

  2. I like the new header! It doesn't look off center to me at all, but it may be that the resolution on this computer is different than yours.

    Also, if you're going to self-host, use Host Gator (I'll give you a link, if you decide to use them). They're like $5 a month for one domain. They also have excellent customer service. They're who I use. They even have a program (fantastico) that will do the WordPress install for you (which is, in my opinion, the only real platform if you're going self-hosting). Let me know if you need a hand.

  3. You know, now that I look at it, I have a suggestion about your header.

    Take a look at your blogger layout information and see what your blog width is. Then, make an image with a transparent background (in photoshop, or whatever photo editing software you use) that is the same length as your blog width. You can make it whatever height you want, but you probably won't need more than 200 or 300 pixels. Once you have an appropriately sized image, put your text ("Ocean in a Cup") on it, and save it as a .png. file.

    Once you have that done, go to your blog layout, there's a thing that says header, or upload header image, or whatever. It's a block where your header goes on the layout page. There's a button in there that allows you to upload an image as a header image.

    Try that, as long as your words are centered on the image, it should show up centered on the header. Let me know if you need a hand, it's not quite as complicated as it sounds. :)

  4. Kristyn, thanks so much for your help! On Monday, once I'm back from Vegas, I'll go ahead and try out your suggestions. I'll let you know if I come across any questions. I am definitely going to look into Host Gator over summer, so I'll get that info from you once it gets closer. The one thing that makes switching over difficult for me is the fact that I really don't want to lose the comments on my posts, but I don't know if it's possible to keep them. I know I'm going to need some help switching over either way, since I have no idea what I'm doing, but I wish there was a way to have someone help me in person. Be forewarned, I might be driving to Texas this summer to have you help does spending three or four hours in Starbucks sound to you? ;)

    Shan, thanks, I think...?

  5. No problem, Jodi! That suggestion occurred to me when I saw that you had put the header on the background image. Since the image isn't a set length and will tile vertically, the title will be in a different place depending upon the resolution of the computer. At home, for instance, I see the O from your title at the right of the screen, since I have a wide screen monitor. Also, making a header, rather than putting it on the background will make it clickable.

    Let me know if you have questions, I'm happy to help. Have fun in Vegas!


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