Wednesday, January 9, 2008

The Scalloped Edge has a new look!

Jackie's blog, The Scalloped Edge, has a new look to go with her incredible stamped creations. Based on Jackie's answers to my questions at the start of the process, I wanted to create a soft banner with a boho angle. I was thrilled when in response to her first preview, Jackie told me I'd created exactly what she didn't know she wanted.

We also worked together to pick new colors for her blog from her banner to create a complete look. Thanks, Jackie, it was a pleasure!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Inky Chatter - A new banner for a new blog!

I'm so pleased to provide Martha with a new banner for her new blog. It's all dressed up and ready to show off! You can see her blog at Inky Chatter.

To go along with her banner, she also has a new watermark.

Posting your custom banner on Typepad

This is not meant to be a comprehensive instruction guide, but I hope this brief tutorial is a help. If you have questions, please email me (using the link on the left/top) or leave it as a comment on this post.

Log in to your Typepad account. You'll see your welcome screen and the name of your blog. Click on either the name of your blog.

From the tabs at the top, click on the Design tab.

Then choose the Change Theme option.

You want to set your theme to "Custom Theme" (rather than "Pre-Defined") on the next page.

The second option down is Page Banner. Click the "Edit this Element" button. This opens a new window with Style Options.

Click the box next to the text that reads "use this banner image instead of a text title. Use the browse button to navigate to your banner image as you have saved it on your computer.
Click the "Save Changes" button. This will take you back to the "Customize Your Theme" page with all your options for editing your template.

On the "General Page Settings" page you can choose different colors for your page elements
  • General Settings:
  • Background color
  • Border location and style
  • Border color
  • Left Column width
  • Background color
  • Border location and style
  • Border color
  • Main Content Column width
  • Background color
  • Border location and style
  • Border color
  • Right Column width
  • Background color
  • Border location and style
  • Border color
  • Link colors
from either a preselected pallette by clicking on any of the boxes in the rainbow spectrum, or you can enter a 6-digit/6-letter hex code which is a web color code that can be customized to match your banner. If you know your hex code(s), enter it in the box next to the element that you want to use that color on. Enter the codes for each element that you want to adjust and then click the "Save Changes" button.

Any time you click the "Save Changes" button it will close the color pallette box and you can choose to then preview your blog's new look by clicking the "Preview" button at the bottom of the "Customize Your Theme" page. Once you like the new color scheme, click the "Save Changes" button at the bottom of the "Customize Your Theme" page and your new theme/colors will be published and go live.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Ink, Stamp and Scrap has a new banner and watermark

Linda wanted a geometric design that popped for her Ink, Stamp and Scrap blog. I think we achieved that for her! I also created a coordinating watermark to protect her work.

Linda's ideas were great, and an integral part to getting the design she wanted. Stop in and check out her blog and her projects!