Feb 4, 2010

Why the background or header don't look like it should?

Your blog should look like this. But why it doesn't?

The most typical mistake is, that the template is not Minima, all my backgrounds are designed to work with Minima template. To change the template, go to customize (right upper corner).

Pick the Minima template, it's the first one. With Minima the whole background looks like it should look.

One other quite common mistake with the headers or the buttons is, that there is not transparent background.

The images with transparent background are in .png format, you must remember when you save them to your computer, that you save them in .png format, if you save them as .jpg, the background will be white.

An other thing you must remember with transparent background images, that you don't let Blogger shrink them, make sure you don't have check on "Shrink to fit". I make my headers and buttons right size to fit your blog without shrinking.

I'm not sure if I remembered everything, feel free to ask more, if these instructions don't help.

Edit.
This has nothing to do with posting the images. You can post also images in .png format to your blog posts, and then you can choose there any size you like, the background will remain transparent. The right size is only important with the header image and the images you add to your sidebar with image gadget.

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85 comments :

  1. Oh good to know! Thanks!!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  2. I'd love to use your backgrounds on my old blog. All my photos, however are .jpg and not .png.

    If I start using .png files, will my blog project your free background on new postings? Or will the fact that all my previous postings are .jpg prevent future postings with .png files from showing the new background?

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  3. RockerJewlz
    This has nothing to do with your posting the images. You can post your photos any format you like, that doesn't have any effect to the background, header of blog buttons.

    If you have posted your photos in .jpg format, they show as they shown before.

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  4. Thanks for the info on transparent backgrounds! Your headers seem to be the only ones I can get to work without putting on the white background! I'll try the .png thing!! ....Awesome backgrounds and headers!!! I'm constantly changing my backgrounds to match my l/o's! love them!

    ~Gabrielle xx

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  5. Love this header thank you so much for all you share!

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  8. Just wanted to say thank you for sharing these wonderful backgrounds and banners. I have wanted a nice blog for a long time. Now I don't have a nice one I have a wonderful one. A big THANK YOU!

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  9. This just makes so much sense! Thank you! Oh..what size should an image be in the side bar?

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  10. I wanted to say thank you for your instructions.. I was able to correct my blog and the words do not run over into the background......great site!

    Sandy

    http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/

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  11. What a great read today! I'm just testing the waters with my toes so far but enjoying it.

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  12. Just wanted to say thank you. Besides being so generous with your amazing art, you are so helpful!

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  13. Thank you so much, I used your beautiful background image. I designed my own header to match with the help of your useful information.

    Pat xx

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  14. Thanks for that wonderful information. I know you know what you are talking about and I shall follow like a little lamb. You art is so beautiful, I saw it on another blog!

    Smiles, cyndi

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  15. That png is very helpful to me, thanks!

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  16. thank you so much for everything you offer. I blogged about you on my page.

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  17. Thank you so much for your blog! I LOVE it! I've added one of your designs to make my blog beautiful and you're now on my blogroll!

    I found you from "Two Hearts Beating Together"

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  18. I think this is just gorgeous!! I love this background...My blog looks stunning now..
    thanks a lot.

    greets from Marian

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  19. Thank you all for your comments, I'm glad I could help! :))

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  20. Hello itupilli I have one of your blogger backgrounds on my blog www.craftsandmestamps.blogspot.co.uk which is beautiful and I wondered if you could contact me as I wanted to ask if you have any buttons you could make for me to match a.s.a.p do not know your email address otherwise I would e-mail
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  21. Whoops!I never left my email address it is: sales@craftsandme.co.uk
    Thankyou,
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  22. new follower here! thanks for the useful tips! someday when i'm not lazy, i'll try your suggestions. :) and i like the vintage-y and Victorian designs of yours! i'm addicted to it!

    thanks again! :)

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  23. Teresa,
    I will contact you as soon as I'm able to, just been really busy lately. :))

    i wander,
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  24. This has nothing to do with your posting the images. You can post your photos any format you like, that doesn't have any effect to the background, header of blog buttons.
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  26. thank you for your wonderfull backgrounds
    I have placed a blinkie on my blog and also used one of your backgrounds

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  27. I've been seeing your backgrounds everywhere and today, for the first time, found your site. Wow! Your backgrounds and accessories are so beautiful ... and how very generous of you to offer most of them free to your readers.

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  28. Itkupilli, thank you for posting this!
    I wanted to use the matching background and header of the angels you created and it wasn't working for me. After reading this post of yours I understood why and was able to fix the problem real easy by changing my template.
    I got it working and I just LOOOOOOOOVE the way it looks now.
    Thank you for creating free things for us to use for our blogs.. they are just beautiful!!

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  29. Hi, i'm new on this blog stuff.
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  30. This has nothing to do with your posting the images.
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  33. Hi ...hi..dear You have one of the most beautiful site also that I've seen out ..bravo!! please I would like to tell me ... why when I'm uploading a picture PNP (gadget-layout-picture) appear on site without transparency?
    Thank you.

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  34. You can post your photos any format you like, that doesn't have any effect to the background, header of blog buttons.
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  36. Γεια σας .... αγαπητός
    Αν μπορώ να κατεβάσετε μια φωτογραφία του PNP κάτω από την κεφαλίδα του blog μου (edit - gadget) εμφανίζεται στη σελίδα φόντο whith μου λευκό. Πώς γίνεται αυτό;.

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  37. Just a note, the customize button has been replaced by "Design" button. I could not find the basic template that they had before that your template codes worked with. Phooie.

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  38. wonderfull blog and very usefull tips. The new "templatdesign" in blogger confuses me a bit, now I can´t find the minima template. can you tell me where to find it?

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  41. I admit, I am kinda new here, but I didn't see if you have updated this info for using one of your blog backgrounds with the new formatted template designs. I tried your code, and it didn't work :/

    Beautiful stuff you have here!!!!!

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  42. J'ai suivi toute les instructions mais cela ne fonctionne pas... Comment faire?

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  43. Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful headers. I was wondering if these will work with minima stretch ?
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  45. Hi, I'm trying to get to the area in my blogger where I can choose a new template in order to pick the Minima one but it looks like blogger has changed things as my screen looks nothing like yours in the area for picking new templates. Is it possible that Blogger has changed things or am I totally mising something? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks

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  46. Wow,you have good tips.ANd I love this background too!!!!!!!!
    I have a funny little problem;suddenly my background was removed by photobucket and I don´t know why,how? How can I fix it?????? Please help me,I hate my blog right now!!!!

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  47. Here I am again.I´ve been watchin all your backgrounds and they are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I really,really love them and would love to use them...all....will be hard to pick only one!!!
    I tried to change to minima...didn´t help me much.Please if you can...be my saviour and angel and get rid of that photobucket nonsens*pleeeeeeeeease*!

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  50. I was trying Paint Shop Pro software and trying to do what you did on some posts and I came to the same exact question because my "creations" don't look like yours at all!

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  51. Hi!

    Im trying to post png images on my normal posts, but for some reason there not showing up transparent. I use Photoshop CS3 and my images have only one layer in PS. You seem to know a lot about Pngs so I thought you may beable to help or give suggestions!

    I love your blog, its fantastic, you are a talented artist!

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  52. I created my own blog some days ago I follow all the steps that you mention in this blog and there are people that have told me that it is so beautiful.

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  53. Hi Itkupilli. I'd like to change my template in a 3 column, but keeping the one I chose. Is it possible for you to explain me how to do? I'm waiting for an answer...
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  58. so,if i already have a customized background and want to change what do i do? i did not do the 1st background but i am trying to learn and it is slow going.
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  62. I'm so sorry to bother you but I am having trouble with my background. I want to post a youtube vidoe on my blog but now that I have the three collum background 1/4 of the video is cut out. How can I fix this?
    Thank you so much in advance for the help and all the beautiful background you design!
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  66. Blogger now longer has the minima template as an option, so how do we make the backgrounds work?

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