July 13, 2004

Help: changing the way it looks

Ok, so I'm pretty lazy. I want to change the colours of my blog and I don't like the ones available through movable type.

How do I do it??

Posted by jenni at July 13, 2004 10:13 AM

1. Go into your style sheet template.
2. Notice that the colours that relate to each part of your blog (headings, backgrounds etc) are expressed as codes.
3. Google for an HTML colour chart.
4. Pick some colours you like, substitute their codes for those in the style sheet.
5. Spend bloody hours pissing around with it.

Good luck :)

Posted by: suraya at July 13, 2004 10:49 AM

If you want to do it off-line:

1. save a) the stylesheet and b) the source code for your homepage to disk.
2. in the homepage source code, find the bit that says where the stylesheet is, and tell it to look at the disk-saved stylesheet.
3. mess with the disk-saved stylesheet, as per Suraya's points above, and view in your browser.
4. when you're happy with it, copy stylesheet into stylesheet template.

If you're going to mess with the template on-line, save a backup!

Good luck.

Posted by: iona at July 13, 2004 11:57 AM

If you get stuck, Jen, just email me the code and I can take a look at it with you (four years of web design can't be for nothing, huh?!)

Posted by: phreq at July 27, 2004 09:41 AM