Here's another blog tip for you from my Blog Buddy feature. If you want to read more tips, just click the Blog Buddy Button link on the right side bar or click the Blogging Tips Page just under my blog title.
Today is a quick tip on how to stretch your blog width!
- you can stretch the entire blog
- you can stretch the side bars (left, right or both depending on your blog template)
Here's how my blog page looks. I use the Simple template with a white background. I think if you have a picture or design as your background, just the post section and the side bars stretch
To change yours...(click pictures below to enlarge and see details)
- go to your dashboard
- click design
Under the design tab, click Template Designer
This section can be finicky sometimes...at the bottom, a little sample of your blog should pop up so you can see the changes before you apply them, but it doesn't always show up. See mine...says Sew Many Ways. Even if it doesn't appear you can apply the changes, go back and view your blog and if you don't like it, go back in and change it again.
Well, any way back to the topic at hand...click "adjust width" on the left side. It's circled in red in this picture below.
This screen will appear. See what I mean by the blog sample not showing up on the bottom. Not sure if it's my computer or Blogger being the pain in my behind. Lol!!
Just slide the first level to the left or right. Left to make it smaller or right to make it wider.
Just slide the second lever to adjust the width of your side bar...where all your buttons and labels are.
If you don't like the changes, just exit out and nothing will happen.
If you want to save the changes, you MUST click APPLY TO BLOG in the upper right hand corner. If you do apply it and then don't like it when you view it on a full screen, go back in and adjust again.
As a protection, you might want to write down what the original numbers are in the white boxes where it says "px". That way you can put it back to what you had before.
It's fun to experiment with the look of your blog. Have fun with it!!