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Can anyone give me, or know where I might find, a blow-by-blow account of how to add a banner to one's LJ? bogwitch has kindly turned my wallpaper into a banner for me, but neither she nor I know how to proceed, and I can't seem to find the answer in the FAQ.

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_mysteria_
Aug. 9th, 2006 10:15 am (UTC)
I suggest you pay s2flexisquares a visit. They're awesone with things like this.

More specifically, I think this is what you're looking for ;)

Good luck :)
gamiila
Aug. 9th, 2006 10:22 am (UTC)
Cheers, I think...(perhaps I should also have mentioned that I don't speak geek -- none of those instructions make an iota of sense to me -- where, e.g. does one upload all those commands?).
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laura_isaac
Aug. 9th, 2006 10:21 am (UTC)
Here :)
gamiila
Aug. 9th, 2006 10:24 am (UTC)
I think I'll just give up now. This is far too advanced for me, being possessed of just a little brain.
mzzgoddessblue
Aug. 9th, 2006 11:21 am (UTC)
are you using a theme layer or anything like that, or just the default flexisquares layout and you added your image background in the 'customize' area?
gamiila
Aug. 9th, 2006 11:45 am (UTC)
Erm...neither?

I've just gotten the banner, I've done nothing with it yet! I thought I'd upload it to photobucket and then put the link somewhere, but I guess it's not as simple as that, is it?
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hesadevilspike
Aug. 9th, 2006 11:44 am (UTC)
If you want a banner as well as a background image, you should switch to 3 column layout. Then go and 'customise' it . Using the 'images' tab, there is a space for both the header and background images. No coding required, all you need remember is to set the pixel height slightly more than the height of your banner image. E.G. if your banner height is 240px, set it to 244 or 245. Both my LJ's use 3 column and even I find it easy to use.

If you don't want 3 column, Cass has bookmarked the easy peasy instructions to customise other layouts, so give her a nudge.
gamiila
Aug. 9th, 2006 11:48 am (UTC)
Aha! Now this sounds like it might be doable, even for dummies such as myself!

Thanks -- I wasn't planning on a background image this time (clean and simple's the name of the game this time round), so I might take up your suggestion of giving Cass a nudge, or go through her Memories.
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bogwitch
Aug. 9th, 2006 11:56 am (UTC)
Maybe this conversation will help:

http://bogwitch.livejournal.com/159833.html?nc=34
gamiila
Aug. 9th, 2006 12:00 pm (UTC)
Great, I feel a new project coming on, when the first (Operation Kitchen Walls) isn't even halfway finished...:(
I need more holidays!

And to know how many pixels there are in my banner, so I can muck around with hesadevil's suggestion...
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elisi
Aug. 9th, 2006 12:18 pm (UTC)
This is what I've used and I swear it is really, really simple! And I'm totally html incompetent - I'm still impressed when I put up a picture on my LJ! :)

http://mademedoit.livejournal.com/2892.html
gamiila
Aug. 9th, 2006 12:22 pm (UTC)
Fantastic! Watch this space, is all I can say. ;-)
gamiila
Aug. 9th, 2006 12:31 pm (UTC)
Oops! I seem to have hit a snag already...If I go to the Customization Page, I see that I have a S2 layout. But I can't find where to change to 3-column layout, and under Images, I can't find or scroll down to to "Header: Image URL [optional]" to click the Override Default box. I guess LJ's changed since the tut was written...
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diachrony
Aug. 9th, 2006 06:18 pm (UTC)
Well by the time I showed up it seems you got everything fixed ... it's looking gorgeous I must say. Beautiful shades of yellow with stars and of course that banner ... guh!

I want to change my layout and haven't had any idea how to make it all pretty, so I'm going to be referring to this thread & all the suggestions when I have time to futz around!
gamiila
Aug. 9th, 2006 06:37 pm (UTC)
Oh, so you liked the stars, did you? So...any thoughts on this textured background? Which do you think works better?

Refer away. I think I'll put it in my own Memories for safekeeping and future reference, too! ;-)
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