Friday, November 10, 2006

New Suit

I've got a new "sack cloth and ashes" theme for the blog, a la Revelations 3:19.

Such as I love, I rebuke and chastise. Be zealous therefore and do penance.

aemulare ergo et paenitentiam age

How I did it (for those who want to do similar):

Go to edit your template for your blog (in Blogger), and you'll see the section for the Body:

margin:0;
padding:0;
font-family: Georgia, Times, Times New Roman, sans-serif;
font-size: small;
text-align:center;
color:#29303B;
line-height:1.3;
background:#483521 url("http://home.windstream.net/jamesduchesneau/IMAGES/sackcloth007.jpg") repeat;

Just plug in the URL for the graphic you want. If you want to use mine, please download it to your own hosting site instead of just linking mine. The above section will do the dark areas on the sides.

For the lighter, center section, change these in the layout section:

#main-top {
width:700px;
height:49px;
background:#FFF3DB url("http://home.windstream.net/jamesduchesneau/IMAGES/burlap-lt.gif");
margin:0;padding:0;
display:block;
}
#main-bot {
width:700px;
height:81px;
background:#FFF3DB url("http://home.windstream.net/jamesduchesneau/IMAGES/burlap-lt.gif") ;
margin:0;padding:0;
display:block;
}
#main-content {
width:700px;
background:#FFF3DB url("http://home.windstream.net/jamesduchesneau/IMAGES/burlap-lt.gif");
margin:0;
text-align:left;
display:block;

And there you have it. Just change the bolded items to link your graphics from your own storage site.

2 comments:

Tiber Jumper said...

Love the new suit!
How'd you do that?

Carolina Cannonball said...

Well, well. Yo managed to pull it off quite nicely. I imagined various shades of grey but this definately has the potato sack cloth feel.

Hmmm. I wonder what a digit hair shirt would like.... how could incorporate that in a blog... I wonder.