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How to Customize a Blogger Template

blog designEven though I would consider myself a “Blogging Pro” I don’t think I could ever have the patience to design and build a Blogger template from scratch. I’m certainly capable of doing it but the amount of time and effort for me to do it just wouldn’t be worth my time.

Now just to get things straight — I’m not a designer so it’s not my passion. I’d rather be building or working with blogging technology than designing. I have a lot of respect for website and blog template designers and you would too if you’ve ever tried to create one yourself.

It’s almost an art because you have to first have an artistic ability and understand how to balance out designs, etc. Then you need experience in a design software package like Photoshop CS3 or Adobe Illustrator. After that you need to take the .psd and convert it into .css, html, and images for the blog template!

I bet you didn’t even realize the amount of work that goes into building the Blogger templates you are so quick to download and install. Maybe you’ll have more appreciation for the next template you download and install. 🙂

So after all my talk about the difficulty and time it takes to create a Blogger template I’m going to give you a great site that will make it easy for you to modify your blog template.

How many times have you downloaded a template that’s “almost” perfect? You wish you could change the header image, adjust the font, or add a background image but you just didn’t know how to. Well, thanks to Amanda over at Blogger Buster, she gives you a cheats’ guide on how to customize your blogger template. Her tutorial isn’t really meant for professional designers but rather those like yourselves who wish to change the look of their blog. In other words, I’d say it’s perfect for you!

The article is part of a series called “Why your blog design needs to be unique!” which is a great read. I’d subscribe to her rss feed as well so you are able to get the latest posts about blogging design tips and tricks. Great work over there Amanda….I enjoy your posts and I’m sure my readers will as well!

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7 Responses to “How to Customize a Blogger Template”

Amanda on Jan 28, 2008, 12:46 pm  

Hello David,

Thanks for linking to Blogger Buster! I’m glad you’ve found the “Cheats’ Guide” a useful read. In the next few days, O’ll be releasing an enhanced version of this article as a free eBook, which contains even more quick and easy ideas, as well as new examples and downloadable images. Hope you will enjoy this too!

Best wishes and thank you,

Amanda (Blogger Buster)

David Cowgill on Jan 28, 2008, 5:07 pm  

Sure Amanda. You’ve got some great articles on your blog and I wanted to share them with my readers here!

Let me know once you’ve got the free eBook available as I’d love to read it.


Tinh on Mar 2, 2008, 8:49 pm  

Yes, I think it is a great idea to make it exclusive but personalized, but how can a new bloggers can do it, pls share. Thanks

Cool new gadgets and gizmos on Mar 4, 2008, 7:51 am  

Oh thanks, I was looking for this from a while. At last, I got it. Thanks. Cheeers!

Gemini on Jun 1, 2008, 2:04 am  

I think it is a great help. Thanks for sharing these tips – much appreciated!! It would have been fantastic to have a detailed guide which I can then link to http://www.hungamablog.com so that maximum people use it…

Abhishek on Aug 25, 2008, 5:34 am  


I am facing screen resolution problem with Garland template for my site, not all would be able to view it properly and my site get messed up. I would indeed like to have horizontal scroll bar for my screen to get it fit. My site is http://innovideas.blogspot.com
can you let me know solution for this.


Arsalan on Aug 17, 2009, 8:31 am  

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