Saturday, December 6, 2008

Blog headers and favicons

I really enjoy making my blog headers and favicons (the itty-bitty icons to the left of the address bar in your browser.) (You can check out the ones on my other blog here.) I also made my dad's header and favicon.

So...any other bloggers want a header and/or favicon? If so, e-mail me at cbethblog(at)gmail(dot)com. No charge--but it's first come, first served and based on how much time and interest I have!

Prefer to do your own graphics but aren't sure where to start? I use Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2, which is software on my computer. If you don't want to buy software, a website you can check out is Scrapblog.

14 comments:

Lyndsay said...

Oh, I think I need both :) I actually LIKE the style of my header, but I'm totally inept at editing it and it didn't upload right ... you see the edges. Sigh.

And a favicon - sign me up, LOL!

cw2smom said...

Beth...That's so sweet of you! If you can do something with mine and fix it so it looks better, I'd love it! I think it kinda looks childish...sorta? It's my photo, but I'd guess I was trying to do everything so fast, and should have taken my time with my limited resources. Can you use my same photo and fix it? I am not sure if I would need the other thingy and I am not sure I'd even know how to put it where it goes if I got one! Blessings, Lisa

Isdihara said...

Ooh, I would dearly love a favicon! I attempted to make one once (quite a while ago) and couldn't decide on an image. Since then, I've been tossing around the idea of changing my blog title, since there is a San Francisco Bay area newspaper that started using "aPARENTly Speaking" for their parenting blog.

Email me privately if you would like to discuss my idea for the new blog title.

Our Scoop said...

Ooooooh Beth!!! I'd love a custom "D" favicon! I tried to do my own one time but had no idea where to start!! Do you have time?? K

ElleBee said...

I totally love your headers. I'm a big fan of Scrapblog for headers and have a great time making them. I'm curious about the favicons, though. I always think the ones I see are really cute. Are they easy?

Sandi said...

Ditto on Scrapblog. That's who I use for my blog as well as my Christmas cards this year. Super easy to use and free!

Cyra Miles Valdez said...

Nice blog.. I check also your one-minute writer blog.. cool..

C. Beth said...

Cyra--Thanks! :)

ElleBee--Favicons are easy! Here is a post where I talked about how to do it--let me know if you have any questions!

Faith said...

Beth- HELP!!!
I made my own header, but it doesn't link back to my blog. How do I make that happen?

Thanks.

C. Beth said...

Faith--I don't know what the problem is with yours--I visited it, and you're right, no link back to your home page. Did you just upload it as an image in the Layout portion of Blogger? When I uploaded mine there, it automatically linked back. If you're putting it in there manually using HTML...You might need to put it in like this: {a href="YourBlogURL.com"}{img src="www.URLwhereImageIsStored.com"}{/a} but instead of all the {} symbols you'd use the lesser than/greater than signs. I don't know if that helps AT ALL since I just upload mine through Blogger's tools; I just know that's how I get images to link back to a particular website. I hope that makes sense!!

C. Beth said...

BTW, Faith--For an example of that code go here.

EliandMe said...

Me, me, me... am I too late? Damn this international time difference, I'm always in bed when the best things are offered!

Becky said...

Oooh, I'd love a header, if you ever have time. I desperately need one and it's something I can never seem to get around to doing. BTW, I love your new Christmas masthead!

Christy said...

Thanks for posting this. I was curious how to do that!