Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Blogger Header

ear steaming annoyances!

Calling all blogger savvy ladies (or gentlemen) out there:
Try as I might, my blogger header/banner has continually defeated me. I need some guidance and can't seem to find any anywhere. My images are too big for the banner....then they are too small. Then I size them exactly to the banner specs and they only take up half the header 'frame'.

I'm sure I must be doing something wrong. I'm sure it's pretty basic and has passed me by. If anyone knows how to do this, please let me know. I would appreciate any guidance: it does need to be blogger specific though. I have uploaded banners to other formats without difficulty, its just something here that is frustrating me!

I have found blogger to be pretty good on the whole, but some simple things like this do frustrate me. I was thinking about moving house to WordPress.com (easy peasy headers, neat frames, very stylish) but have been scared off by the amount of people I hear from who are still ARGH-ING in angst after making the move themselves.
Surely it's not supposed to be this hard.
Please help!
UPDATE: 15 May 2010:
Thank you so much to everyone for your kind offers and helpful info...I have just discovered Blogger in Draft (where have I been?? I don't know) and have neatened up my blog as best as I know how at this stage of my technical skills.

9 comments:

  1. Oh sweetie, you poor thing. I'm sorry I'm no good as I'm a complete technophobe but I am sending you cyber hugs to calm your frayed brain.
    hugs - Miche'le

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  2. Hi Esther - I am happy to help if I can. See my separate e-mail to you.

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  3. Looks like Brenda is going to help you? I just put my image in pictures and crop it and well..that is it.

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  4. Yes the insert and crop thing has worked for me in the past...but now is not working. Brenda is such a kind person, she has already emailed me some info I hadnt even considered about my template options...so I am going to try that and see how I go.

    Wish me luck...

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  5. Good luck Esther. I am not very good either.

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  6. Esther, Sorry girl, I am clueless too. Thank the gods that we have tech support in my house, my 17 yr old son. They just know so very much more than us technical wannabe. Heaven help me when he flies the coup. Hugs to you in your frustration. I believe we designers have a harder time, you have an idea in your head about how you want it to look and sometimes it is a battle to get there. Good luck and I do hope that there is a light at the end of your tunnel and it all works out for you.

    Blissfully Stitching,
    Bobbie Ashley

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  7. Just send me a picture you want to use, tell me how many pixels horizontal and vertical measure it should be, and I'll send back the picture in proper size, ready for upload!
    e-nerling at gmx dot de

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  8. This picture may be too small for the frame, but I think the size is quite okay, because to large slows down the building-up of the site too much. It is pretty!

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  9. sorry Esther,I couldnt do it either, so when you find out, will you post it please.

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