I'm currently using a template from btemplates.com but would really like to create something custom. One of my main goals is to create a blog design around a custom header which really depicts the theme of my blog.
I do have some "trial by fire" graphic design ability but the only software I have is MS Publisher.
I'm debating trying to create something myself or finding someone else to do it (but can't afford a lot.)
The other consideration is that I own my URL (http://www.beamingbalance.com) so maybe I just go the traditional web design route and link to Blogger. (Right now the URL redirects to blogspot.com)
Totally confused and wishing I was just a little more tech savvy!
I checked this site out and can not tell but are these templates only for Blogger blogs or can any of these be used with Wordpress? I have a Wordpress Blog and have been searching for free themes but none seem to suit me. I want to put my own header in not use some graphice that someone else has already done. I want to be able to change colors, font size, font color, font placement even possibly, I want to be able to add widgets if I want, have it ad ready but not necessarily use it right away, and I want a fluid width with sidebars that can be placed left or right. Can you give me a recommendation of where to find a tut to do this myself? I am not real code savvy but I have some HTML tuts and can work my way through I am sure. I just can't afford to pay someone to make me a theme. Thx for any help...
I also designed both of my blogs myself and my voting topsites. I have self-taught myself over the years, and am planning to go back to school (at age 46 LOL) to get my design certification. I have a graphic design forum and do offer blog layouts at a low-cost, but mostly concentrate on skins for free forums, photo signatures, etc.
I made mine! I bough a program called artisteer and it enable me to make templates for blogger and Wordpress. I always wanted to be creative and tweeked every template I had but did not have the software or HUGE CSS knowledge so this makes it easy! It was about 50.00 for the program