Oh my! I am sorry if you have tried to load some of my latest templates and run into some issues. Everything should be fixed and ready to use. Please let me know if you have any problems in the future.
Here are a few templates that are more on the simple side. I hope you are enjoying your summer! Shoot me off an email and let me know if there are some particular colors you are looking for! firstname.lastname@example.org
Blogger has a new feature called "Template Designer". You'll see it where you add and rearrange your gadgets on the "Design" tab of your Control Panel. Go into the new design area (it's all sleek modern black looking) and you'll see that "Minima White" (the best template for using my backgrounds) is no longer a current preset template option. SO WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?...
You don't HAVE to change your preset template right now if you don't want to (if your background is functioning correctly and you don't want to change anything). BUT if you do want to play around in the new template designer the new preset template that works best with Dotty Dot Dot FREE Blogger Backgrounds is the "Picture Window" template (choose the first square, the blue one). The cool thing with this template is that 1) it works well with the free backgrounds on this site, 2) there are many layout arrangement options, 3) the columns are easily adjusted to any width! FYI - The "Awesome Inc" templates work well too.
When you're done playing with your new template and all of it's fun options in the new "Template Designer", hit the "back to Blogger" button (in the top right corner) and you'll return to your Blogger Dashboard "Add and Arrange Page Elements" area on the "Design" tab which is where you can add your cute and fun FREE background from this site (and add headers and other gadgets). And here's a reminder how to add the background;
Copy all of the Background's code.
Go to your "Design" TAB. (not the "Template Designer"- if you're in the TD, hit the "back to Blogger" button (in the top right corner) and you'll return to your Blogger Dashboard "Add and Arrange Page Elements" area on the "Design" tab which is where you can add your cute and fun FREE background from this site (and add headers and other gadgets)
Click "Page Elements".
Click "Add a Gadget".
Paste your Dotty Dot Dot background code in that dialogue box.
After you save it, you may move that box wherever you like in your Layout tab (even to the bottom) - and it should be easy to remove by clicking "edit" on the gadget box containing the code.
Ta-Da! You have a new background!
*** If you're hard core old school the old layouts are still available. You can still find "Minima White" if you go to your "Design" TAB > "Edit HTML" > scroll down to "Old Templates" > "Select Layout Template" > "Minima White".
I have several templates that I have made over the years but never posted them. I either used them for my own blog or made them for someone else. I figured I would share them with you all. I do not have a scrapbook link to reference these the designs this week. I have used a little of all my favorite designers to make these templates.
I will post a new template every day this week. So keep checking back!
Wow! What a crazy couple of weeks it has been. Thank you to all those who donated to Rex Stuart!!! I really, REALLY appreciate it. Remember.... you can still donate. Please click on the donate button to the right. Every bit helps!
I have found a couple new, fun, free sites! For this week, please check out Scrap Mania Free. I found this cute kit. I really think I could have made 20 templates out of it. I hope you enjoy!
Is there a particular color, design, or idea you have for you blog but just don't know how to do it? Maybe you don't have the time or patience to set your blog just the way you want. Guess what? I have a solution for you....
For the next two weeks I am offering my services. I am hear to help design the special template you have always wanted.
You are thinking, there is a catch.... and yes, there kind of is. I am hosting a donation for Rex Stuart. A donation (donation button on the right column) of $25 or more is all you need to donate and I will get you over your customized template. I take all types of requests. I will make the template only. Please email me with specific questions.
I found yet another new great site. Are you ready for spring yet? I am!! This weeks templates come from Tiggconns Scraps. Take a peek at this great blog. Click here for the link to the free scrapbook kit.