Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes!

Woohoo! I am so proud of myself, let me tell you why. I loved my old template, but it was just time for something new, something more goofy! 🙂 I knew what I wanted, and I also knew that I wouldn’t find it anywhere on the web (I had looked) and so I decided something must be done about it.

My Mission: To figure out how to create my own blog template and graphics with the skeleton of a template I already had.

So first I called the web wizard (my brother who designs web pages, his link is the Creative Progression one in my extras section over there) and told him what I wanted and how the heck am I going to do this? It involved using the graphic of goofy hanging upside down with combining the words, etc. Was it possible with out fancy expensive software, etc? He told me it probably was and to ask my HHH (well, okay he said to ask Paul, but I refer to him as my HHH) what software we had that would best do the job. And that if I gave up on it because I couldn’t do it to call him and he’d do it Monday for me. Aren’t big brothers wonderful?

So then I called my HHH and he suggested 3 different possible programs that would probably do the job. So off to work I went.

I figured out how big the cow picture was and began to create a new graphic those same dimensions (which ended up being tweaked because of the composition of the cow pic) and began to add in all the elements of tthe new graphic that I wanted. The extra goofy pic, the letters, the title, etc. Then I lodged it in place in my template and began to figure out how to tweak all the coloring. Which number chagned what color, etc. I looked up the html color codes and everything. Finally I got it all put together how I liked it.

I don’t me to gloat, but I am so stoked that I actually did it! I am the bomb!

(Spins around, waving arms in air, and bopping head in rhythm)
“Oh yeah! Oh yeah! Oh yeah! Oh yeah! Oh Yeah! Oh Yeah!”
“Oh yeah! Oh yeah! Oh yeah! Oh yeah! Oh Yeah! Oh Yeah!”
“Oh yeah! Oh yeah! Oh yeah! Oh yeah! Oh Yeah! Oh Yeah!”
“Oh yeah! Oh yeah! Oh yeah! Oh yeah! Oh Yeah! Oh Yeah!”
I know, I am such a geek . . .

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12 responses to “Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes!

  1. All hail Her Geekness!

    (We’re not worthy! We’re not worthy!)

  2. haha this kicks serious butt! I love it! Good job!

  3. goofyj, you are the bomb!! I am so jealous 🙂

  4. Woohoo! Looks great!

    (I don’t know why, but I think I’m going to miss the cow.)

  5. Karen, I will miss the cow too, and I made sure I saved the info on it in case I want to resurrect it again 🙂

  6. Julia, I love the template… even though I loved the cow, I just think that this one is well, more you 😉

    I am so not worthy… designing your own template?! Impresive my dear…

  7. SWEET! but i might object to the “goof troop”… i mean, everybody else, well YEAH! but me… i believe i’ve been lumped in with the wrong crowd.

    (i’m kidding… i’d cry if i wasn’t in with them. the whacknuts.)

    looks good!

  8. Tracy

    I love your new template! I, too, liked the cow but I think this one is even better. And doing it yourself?! Very impressive!You have every right to dance around shouting “Oh yeah…”! Go for it!!

  9. I’m impressed! Great job. I’ll come take lessons from you some time 🙂

  10. Awesome job!!!

    I am a tad sad to see the cow template go, it was my first impression of you.:) Sounds a lot worse than I mean it to!

    I LOVE the Goofy template, it’s so fun and bright! Good for you, doing it all on your own. I would never attempt that!

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