I've been playing with my blog, and I've got a new look! It's a fun process, but one that takes a good deal of time. I'm not finished yet, but the overall idea is in place, I think. It's a fun process, at least partly because I get to learn lots of new things, not just about the programming, but also about Photoshop. This is the first time I've been able to make my own graphics! Here are some of the tools that I've used so far in my redecorating:
Blogger Buster's 3 Column Layout
Once I had the new sidebar, it became clear that I badly needed to add some margins and padding, which Blogger Buster also had a tutorial for.
I'm trying Link Within, though I'm not convinced that I love it. What do you think?
Blogger Buster also helped me remove the "nofollow" tags from my template, allowing the big search engines to follow the links to my friends.
I didn't end up using this Photoshop tutorial for overlapping text, but it looks good, and I'd like to in the future.
The new header is from a photo that I took and used this halftone border tutorial on it.
Anyway, it's not finished, but I'm happy with it so far.