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Friday, July 25, 2008

Free Blogger Template: The Spice of Life.

This is the first free Blogger Design offering from Real Life Design. Feel "free" to download and use this design on your own Blogger Blog. Here are the instructions in 10 easy steps:

  1. Copy the header by right clicking on the image. Select "Save Image As," and save it on your hard drive.
  2. Use your image editing software (photoshop, paint, etc.) to add your title, and save on your hard drive. (We would be glad to add your title for a $10 Fee)
  3. Download the HTML/CSS template here.
  4. Manually backup all your sidebar widgets by copying and pasting them into a Word document. You'll probably lose them when switching the templates.
  5. Go to the Layout tab from your Blogger Dashboard. Click Edit HTML.
  6. Back up your current template by copying and pasting it into a Word document.
  7. Erase the HTML from your blog (AFTER backing it up!) and insert the Free Blogger Template HTML.
  8. Click Preview. Remember your header image will not be there yet. You'll add it in the next step.
  9. If the blog looks right, Save Template. If not, revert to your backed up version, and start again.
  10. Go to the Page Elements tab. Click edit on your Header Element, and upload the image from your computer. Choose "shrink to fit" and "instead of title and description."
If you use this design, please add the Real Life Design button to your sidebar or footer. Copy and paste this code:

<a href="http://www.reallifedesign.net" target="_blank"><img src="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/RealLifeDesign/Real%20Life/BlogButton-1.jpg" border="0" alt="Real Life Blog Design"></a>

Suggested Titles:
  • The Spice of Life
  • Burns Family Flavor
  • Sugar and Spice
  • Smith Family Cookbook
  • or just your family's name
Suggested Fonts:
  • Baskerville Old Face
  • Berylium
  • Frances Uncial
  • Imprint MT Shadow
  • Mushu (from Disney)