Hello. One of the easiest ways to personalize your blog's theme is to change the colors. Here are some of my favorite resources and tips for making adjustments to your blog design's colors. Deciding on the colors for your blog design Inspiration from everyday life Look all around you for color inspiration. My current blog design was inspired by this necklace. I didn't end up liking the coral, so I made it a bit more red. Design Seeds You've probably seen Jessica's graphics everywhere on Pinterest. These images are one of my favorite place to turn to when I need color inspiration. Pinterest This one is kind of obvious, but Pinterest is a great starting point for finding … [Read more...]
Need some help customizing your blog? Here are some tutorials to help you tweak the CSS or HTML of your blog design.
Hi there! Today’s post is part of The Design Your Own (lovely) Blog, Blog Tour hosted by the fabulous Marianne. This is the last week of the 3 week blog tour full of helpful blog design tips and tutorials, including Anna's tutorial yesterday on how to spice up your footer. Today I am teaching you how to make your text stand out by using block quotes and content boxes. A block quotation is a quotation in a written document, that is set off from the main text as a paragraph, or block of text, and typically distinguished visually using indentation and a different typeface or smaller size quotation - Wikipedia. This is a block quote. What is a content box? A content box is a box used to … [Read more...]
Today I am sharing a roundup of helpful tutorials for customizing your own blog! I focused on some of the most popular blog trends and found tutorials for you to do it on your own. We all love plugins, but we also know that too many unnecessary plugins can slow your blog down. Luckily, there are awesome bloggers out there that share simple tutorials so that you can do the customizations on your own! Go ahead and jump down to a tutorial that interests you: Create additional widget areas | Customize your navigation menu | Create gallery category pages | Create a full width responsive header Most of these tutorials are for Genesis themes. That’s one thing I love about Genesis, … [Read more...]
Have you ever wanted to link to a different section within your own blog post? I actually always forget how to create links to different sections within my posts. I leave the code up on my desktop so that I can quickly refer back to it. Now I can clean off my desktop and just refer to this post, and so can you! I like using links to different sections within my posts for a few reasons: To create an index or outline for long posts. I frequently list what will be discussed within the post at the beginning and create links so that my readers can jump down to the section they are most interested in. An example is my post on how to write a WordPress blog post To direct people to … [Read more...]
Have you found the perfect WordPress theme, but it doesn’t come in the right color for your blog brand? Do you like everything about a theme, except for the font? Or maybe you just want a chevron background for your blog instead of plain white. This tutorial is going to show you how to make these customizations for your blog. It takes a little coding, but is very easy and can be done in minutes. I will be using the same example blog that I used for our Blogger to WordPress tutorial. The blog uses the Metro theme, a child theme of the Genesis Framework. (aff links) Add a custom background to your blog Customize the colors of you WordPress Theme Change the fonts for your blog How to … [Read more...]