Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Blogger 101: Changing the Background Color

Find this segment of your template:

body {
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
border: 0;
text-align: center;
color: $mainTextColor;
background: #692 url( top center repeat-y;
font-size: small;
Look at the line that begins with "background:". You may or not have an image url in there. The number 692 is the bright green color that comes standard with the Son of Moto template. You can use Amy's links to find a good color online or find one in a program like Paint Shop Pro (sometimes I use the "medicine dropper" mode to pick up a color from a particular picture).

I used this color: #4aa1c2 on my test site which you can view here (I picked up the color from my t-shirt in the banner photo).

By the way, I noticed that in the "rounders" template, it looks substantially different, so I thought I'd add that example here:

body {
line-height: 1.5em;
font:x-small Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Sans-serif;
font-size/* */:/**/small;
font-size: /**/small;

Here "aba" is the background color.


Mary Vitamin said...

Thanks Alicia!

I would like to install a poll at my blog. I've made one at When the poll loads, it causes the background color behind my picture header to change.

I have it up at

I would also like to make this blog my practice blog.(I'll move the posts back to my regular blog.) I would like the blog to appear on my dashboard but not in my profile. Any suggestions?

Absolutely no pressure to get back to me on this!! Only if you have the time and inclination.

Mary Vitamin said... I'm sorry Alicia.
I figured out the poll problem. I merely changed providers.

Love2Learn Mom said...

Keeping it out of your profile is easy. In your dashboard, there's an option for "edit profile". In that window there's a place to choose which blogs you want to appear in your profile. All your blogs will always show up on your dashboard (unless you delete them!).

Mary Vitamin said...

Well, that was easy!
Thanks for saving me a trip to blogger help.

R. Bilbao said...

Hi, just wanted to say your post helped me with my color problem. Thanks a lot and I will be sure to link your blog in my sites "Blog Help Links."