I've received numerous CSS-related emails and my overall impression is that many people are hesitant to edit the CSS in their blogs. There is a grave misconception about CSS and how it's just for geeks -- this is not true. Speaking in style comes naturally to all of us. To show what I mean, I made a screencast that will put it all into perspective. Check out the video to understand how your natural sense of style can be applied to understanding CSS.
Need an HTML and CSS primer? Check out the screencasts I made here.
This tutorial was inspired by the seamless and tileable floral patterns I made for my premium members at Pugly Pixel. I thought that you might enjoy making some of your own so I made this short and easy to follow tutorial.
The graphics used in this screencast were provided by The Graphics Fairy. If you want to follow along, you can download the floral ephemera directly from her site, or you can download a set with the backgrounds conveniently removed for you from our collaboration last year.
The screencast is best viewed in fullscreen, HD. Let's get started! :)
Here's the second installment of the three-part series on how to add a horizontal navigation bar in Blogger -- this time, using your own custom HTML and CSS. Using the techniques you learn here, you can create a navigation bar that suits your aesthetic. The screencast is best viewed in HD, full screen. :)
If you have any questions about the HTML or CSS that I use in this video, please watch the Web Basics videos -- they're a good place to start if you're new to HTML and CSS.
Check out my blog demo here.
Thanks to everyone who submitted layout questions to my Formspring account, and a hearty thank you to my screencast volunteers! I will answer every question in a blog post or a screencast tutorial.
Today I will begin by answering this frequently asked question: "How can I get rid of drop shadows"? I'm going to show you how to banish drop shadows in a short demo. I'll be working on Marangelie Caballero's blog. :)
I want to thank you guys for taking the time to visit my blog and leaving such awesome feedback! As a token of my appreciation, I made a couple of customizable desktop wallpapers (same design, really, but in different colors). I realize that this has nothing to do with blogging, but it could very well help...
If your desktop is littered with a thousand folders and photo icons (like mine was until very recently), this segmented wallpaper may help you organize your desktop into three parts: one section for your personal files, another section for your business or etsy shop files, and a another for your blog files. If you have Photoshop, you can even change the desktop colors and use your own stationery patterns. :)