Wednesday, January 10, 2007

New year...new look!

As you can see I'm currently "under construction"! I wasn't really happy with my last look so I opted to change. It took alot of playing around but I came up with this RED HAT theme (ya know, wild and crazy gals 50 and over?) I'm also going to throw a little Maxine in the mix....she's hilarious! I was messing with my template and then decided to give the New Blogger stuff a try. I had switched to the New Blogger but never used their new Layout. I do have to tell you that once you get the idea as to what is going on, it's a heck of alot easier to make changes and add things. No more searching on your HTML template for the exact location of where to put things. And you can upload pics right to the sidebar rather than finding the url from Photobucket or whatever. Pretty slick! But whatever you do, "select, copy, and paste" your old blog to a disk or your documents in case things don't work out for you. I actually just took one of the already made templates from blogger and put in the colors I wanted and came up with this look. I'm pretty pleased with the results. You first need to go to your template and I think it's "customize design" or something like that. Then change your template (blogger said they will save your old one, but I still did a back up)....pick anyone really because you can change colors and fonts after you do. A screen will come up letting you do this. Then once all that is done your template will look like squares that you can drop and drag and edit individually. You will have to put back in things from your sidebar that's extra....blogs you read, pictures, etc.... JUST SAVE THAT OLD TEMPLATE SOMEWHERE IN CASE YOU MESS UP SOMETHING OR NEED TO FIND A URL FOR AN AVATAR OR WHATEVER. And preview before you save. So be patient as I add things and figure out where things go for now. And try it yourself....figuring out things like that is good for the brain cells...helps ya live longer! So, till next time, yinz crazy guys!

18 Comments:

Dipsy said...

Love your blog's new style - beautiful colours!

kansas crochet mom said...

looking great Lucy! :)

Deneen said...

I like it too!

andi said...

The new colors look great! Good for you!

Sue said...

What?! You can upload pics directly to the sidebar? What? How? I'm going to have to investigate all these new features.

Love the new look! The first thing I thought when I saw it was "red hat"!

Christy said...

Super Lucy!! I really like this layout! You make switching sound so easy! I've heard it can be horrendous!

sydney said...

Cool new look!

Cindy said...

It is looking great!!!

Jen said...

nice look-can't wait to see it when it's finalized!
-Jen

Donna said...

nice look.

stitcherw said...

I like your new set up. Glad you found the new blogger easy to use. I still haven't been brave enought to try. Learning to back up my stuff is something I really need to learn to do, sounds like you've got that part down pretty well.
Sue

Bloggin' Out Loud said...

It's your sense of adventure and your daring to try new (and often frightening) things that keeps ME young! This is just the latest in the endless stream of excitement you bring into my life! I'll try to hold on for this wild and crazy ride....

Annemarie said...

Lucy, I really, really like your new look! It's very vibrant!

Sue said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your blog, you make it sound so easy using the new blogger. I may need to give it a try *gulp*

Isabelle said...

Hi Lucy! You are most welcome for the help regarding Maryse's SAL. Can't wait to receive my fabric :) :)

Thank you for your comments! :)

CritterLady62 said...

Wow! I switched over but haven't had the time to investigate the new features and create a new look.
You've inspired me.

Looks good, you wild and crazy gal!

Jaye said...

The new look looks good on you, Lucy! (and your page is loading sooooo much faster for me now ;))

Great tutorial on the New Blogger, if only I wasn't so lazy I might actually change the look of my blog, but for now, eh, I just don't care much, hehe!

Hope the New Year has been kind to you!

Karla said...

Ok, so I'm slow! I love your new layout and it didn't dawn on me that it was a Red Hat theme! Duh! I'm a Pink Hatter btw, in our local group. You know, I haven't earned the right to wear the red hat yet, 'cause I'm not 50 yet, so I have to don the subdued colors, pink hat and lavender outfit...except this Thursday we're having a GATHERING at a local restaurant which is just perfect timing considering it is my BIRTHDAY! (Not 50th yet..darn...only 39.) I do however have to reverse the colors I wear that night. During our birthday month, we have to wear a purple hat and red dress (or in my case, a lavender hat and pink outfit)...I am wondering if I can crochet a cute hat in 4 days. Sure it sounds easy, but I don't just sit around eating bon bons and play in the yarn all day, you know. I do have to keep house and raise children...or at least look like I am. Ha ha!

Love this new look. I will miss those big yellow sunflowers, though...