December 3, 2008

How to add/change background Image In Blogger


With the recent drop in prices in computer hardware, including monitors, a number of people have shifted from 15" or 17" to 19" or even to 22" monitors, and so they usually set their screen resolutions to 1024x768 or higher. But that doesn't mean there's no one with resolutions lower than 1024x768.





If you see the stats of my own blog, then out of 500 visitors, approximately 50% of them have 1280x1024 resolution, but another 50% of visitors have either lower or higher than that.
Mostly people optimize their blogs for a screen resolution of 1024x768 or 1280x1024, as maximum visitors usually set their screens at this resolution. Now visitors with lower resolutions will see two scrollbars at the right corner and at bottom.
But a problem may arise with visitors with higher resolutions, as they will see a blank space in the corners and edges of the screen, which may spoil the overall look of the blog.
To avoid these circumstances, you should add a background image to your blog.

Blogger, by default gives a background color, which looks very boring so follow these steps to change it and show a beautiful background image.

Log in to Blogger, then go to "Layout" section, now click on "Edit HTML" link.
Then find this line:

body {
margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px;
padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px;
text-align: center;
color: #fff;
background: url('http://www.................png') repeat;
font-family: arial,verdana,helvetica,tahoma,Sans-serif;
font-size: 100%;
width: 100%;
}
or

body {
background:$bgcolor;
margin:0;
color:$textcolor;
font:x-small Georgia Serif;
font-size/* */:/**/small;
font-size: /**/small;
text-align: center;
}

The code may not be exactly the same, so search/find for "background", by CTRL+F method, and check if it is the background: part of "Body {......"

Now change that background line to like this:


background: url('http://DIRECT_LINK_OF_ANY_SMALL_IMAGE') repeat;

The background image will not be displayed in Internet Explorer, if you do not give "space" after the url bracket closing and repeat.

You can use download images from here:
Background Images 1
Background Images 2


116 comments:

Urban Male Mens Jewellery said...

Hey thanks for this, followed it and it worked out well and I am normally rubbish at this sort of stuff! cheers stu

AB said...

When I apply this...I am getting gradient to whole page...instead of only at sides.

See this :

http://i719.photobucket.com/albums/ww200/bajaj151/Errorimage.jpg

Ankit said...

Waiting 4 ur reply !!

Divya Sai said...

Hi Ankit

Keep the background as it is....

You'll find this in the template:

#outer-wrapper {
margin: 0 auto; /* to make the template lay in the screen center */
***
***
***
***
}

Now one of those *** will be background, if it is not there, then add one:

background: #ffffff;

zaumi said...

hello,

how can i add a background image which doesn't move when you're scrolling down the page?

thanks in advance!

Divya Sai said...

Hi Zaumi!

You'll find something like this in your template:

body {
background: url(http://****.jpg) repeat;
margin: 0;
padding: 0px;
font: normal normal 90% Trebuchet, Trebuchet MS, Arial, sans-serif;
text-align: center;
color: #EFEBEB;
}



Now modify it like this (ADD the BOLDED line in to the code)

body {
background: url(http://****.jpg) repeat;
background-attachment: fixed;
margin: 0;
padding: 0px;
font: normal normal 90% Trebuchet, Trebuchet MS, Arial, sans-serif;
text-align: center;
color: #EFEBEB;
}


NOTE: If you use a big image (of 1024x768 or 1280x1024 or 1600x1200 resolution), then there's no need of repeat in the code line background.

zaumi said...

thank you so much!

but i got another problem ^^
there is a picture on the right side of the blog (berlinfixed.blogspot.com) and you should notice the white bar between each portrait... i made it already transparent with photoshop but blogspot somehow changes it to whit again! is there any way to let the background shine through those bars?

cheers

Divya Sai said...

Well why don't you simply break that big picture in to smaller pictures and add a break <br /> between them.

uni said...

Thank you, i manage to change a background thanks to your explanation!Great blog!

Divya Sai said...

Welcome uni !

Regards
Sai

POWDERED SUGAR PHOTOGRAPHY said...

Hi!
I tried to follow this, and for some reason on a laptop monitor or anything with a lower resolution, my blog will not center...

any help?
http://powderedsugarphotography.blogspot.com

Divya Sai said...

Hello,
I ckecked your blog at lowest possible resolution of my screen(800x600), and found everythiung in place, can you send me the screenshots of your blog at low res ?

Ania Wawrzkowicz said...

how can i add as a background image that i ve created in photoshop ? What size should it be and is there a way to do that? Thanks in advance!

Divya Sai said...

Hi Ania...

First of all save it is as a .gif or .jpg image.
(make sure the image is not very heavy (not more than 100-150kb))...

Now if the image is very small (a 100x100 or 300x200 image), then use repeat in the code.

If the image is very big, then use no-repeat in the code.

Now regarding the BIG IMAGE, you have to consider some points:

First check, what screen size does your maximum visitors have (usually it'll be 1280x1024 or 1024x768), then use an image of that size only.

then go to 'my computer'->'settings' in your computer and check yourself, your blog in differnt resolutions, as it is very important that the BG image should not look bad in any resolution.

In case you want to use a big image, then I'll recommend a 1024x768 size.

Anyways, my first preference is always any small image with repeat tag....as it'll adjust with any screen resolution....


In case of any further doubts, feel free to ask here !

Anonymous said...

Hi Thank you for your reply but I still don't really understand where do I attach image latter on to appear as my background ? You said previously that you change the lint to that background: url('http://DIRECT_LINK_OF_ANY_SMALL_IMAGE') repeat;
but if my image is saved as just for example a1.jpg on my computer on the desktop it has no http link to attach to it.. Sorry if its a silly question but I don't really understand that part most of all. Example of a bloggspot background that i really like and would like to create something along those lines but simpler. http://poppytalk.blogspot.com/
THANK YOU !

Divya Sai said...

:)

Of course you are not going to get any http:// adress for your image, if it is stored on your pc, do this:
1. Open the website :
http://gigaimage.com

2. Browse for your image (located in your pc), and upload it to gigaimage.com

3. Now in the next screen, you will be shown many links for your image, FIRST link from that list will be a DIRECT LINK to your image.

4. Now copy that link and paste it in the code above...


Doesn't matter how silly you think your questions are, feel free to ask them, so there's no need to be anonymous,
I like to know my visitors :)

Ania Wawrzkowicz said...

Thanks ! Will try to do that at one point with my blog!

Divya Sai said...

Welcome Ania...

Biggest Hannah Montana Fan said...

awesome. this helped a lot. nice work.

Anonymous said...

ok so i've cahnged the line in edit html,

i've used your link to downlaod backgrounds.

BUT know what do i do

PLZ HELP

devon said...

THANKS! this really helped.
i used it on my blog devondotcom.blogspot.com
check it out!

Karla said...

Wow! Thanks so much. I had been trying linking from picasa with no success. And your tip of going to gigaimage.com really was the only thing I had to fix. Thanks for the link and great tutorial!

karla

Divya Sai said...

Welcome guys :)

the_jcw said...

Hi, I hope you can answer my question. I am very slow with anything HTML and I need some assistance.
my blog is thejcw.blogspot.com

I would like to add a background that will show through only on the sides and white will stay where the blog is the whole time. really similar to this site: http://www.recycledwax.blogspot.com/

I would really appreciate the help

Divya Sai said...

Hello...

Here's is the bacjground being used in that blog:
http://www.themaxwax.com/blog/centreblog.jpg

BUT DO NOT use it (it may be copyrighted).
Just use it as a reference, create or download your own similar image, make sure that the image is large enough (at least 1280x1024 or 1600x1200) and the central white area should be equal to the width of your post area (744 in your case & 696 in their case).

Then upload the image to gigaimage.com or boxstr.com and use the DIRECT LINK in the code above and then to keep the background fixed, add the code from my reply to Zaumi (6th comment of this post)

Regards
Sai

Crimson Fatale said...

What if i want the background image to adjust to the browser's window??

you know... like myspaces do!

Crimson Fatale said...

Well i figured out something useful, just added this (after the bg url) and it worked like I wanted :p

body {
background: url("background-url") top center
repeat-y;
background-attachment: fixed;
margin:0;
color:$textcolor;
font: x-small "Trebuchet MS", Trebuchet, Verdana, Sans-serif;
font-size/* */:/**/small;
font-size: /**/small;
text-align: center;
}

Divya Sai said...

That's good Crimson.....made my work easy ;)

Regards

Robert Pattinson Fan said...

I don't want the image to repeat, what do i type in the code??? Thanks!

Divya Sai said...

Hi,

Use this code:

background: url('http://DIRECT_LINK_OF_ANY_LARGE_IMAGE') no-repeat;

Regards
Sai

D.A said...

Hey guys...i did what it said but i'm still not getting the picture. Instead I'm getting a white background...even the color i had previously dissapeared. :(( Any idea what happened.
see
body {
background: url(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_9P530_h2aMc/SiIZxZiZX2I/AAAAAAAAAPo/-KbIbvlDObc/s1600-h/BACKGROUND.bmp) repeat;
background-attachment: fixed;
margin:0;
color:$textcolor;
font: x-small "Trebuchet MS", Trebuchet, Verdana, Sans-serif;
font-size/* */:/**/small;
font-size: /**/small;
text-align: center;
}

Does it have anything to do with the picture being .bmp?
Thanks
D.A

Divya Sai said...

Replace the image-link you are using
from
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_9P530_h2aMc/SiIZxZiZX2I/AAAAAAAAAPo/-KbIbvlDObc/s1600-h/BACKGROUND.bmp

to this one:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_9P530_h2aMc/SiIZxZiZX2I/AAAAAAAAAPo/-KbIbvlDObc/s1600/BACKGROUND.bmp

that's it!

D.A said...

No luck dude. It didn't work. It's still the same way. :S White background. see www.blackdiamondsofdeath.blogspot.com

Divya Sai said...

Quotes are supposed to be there inside the brackets, try this code:

body {
background: url('http://i44.tinypic.com/245cx9c.jpg') repeat;
background-attachment: fixed;
font: x-small "Trebuchet MS", Trebuchet, Verdana, Sans-serif;
font-size/* */:/**/small;
font-size: /**/small;
}

Paarth said...

Hi guys, even i got the same problem, i just replace the background image url to the templae i downloaded from one free template site but the image is not displaying

body {
background-image:url(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ztAP0umdBvY/Smf6htg4tVI/AAAAAAAAAIk/K64xp3hr94M/S1600-R/bg2.jpg);
background:$bgcolor;
background-position: top left;
background-repeat: no-repeat;
background-attachment: fixed;
margin:0;
color:$textcolor;
font:x-small Georgia Serif;
font-size/* */:/**/small;
font-size: /**/small;
text-align: center;
}

Sai @ Blogger Help said...

Hey Paarth, upload your image at TimyPic.com instead of Blogger.

zamrar said...

Hi Divya Sai, I still can't get the background image, after copying the url (from the photobucket) and paste it into the HTML said before.. (after the word background). Pls help..tq in adv.

Divya Sai said...

Okay try this code intact,

body {
background: #fff url(http://i29.tinypic.com/radoyg.jpg) top center no-repeat;
margin:0;
color:#E895CC;
font:x-small Georgia Serif;
font-size/* */:/**/small;
font-size: /**/small;
text-align: center;
}

Just Me said...

It works!! Thank u sooo muchhh..

Just Me said...

One more thing, after changing the template, I tried to change the text font from #ffbfff to #800080, but failed. Why?

Rafael - centralfitnessblog@gmail.com said...

look my background please http://personaltrainer-sp.blogspot.com/  in bog posts this background or color does not repeat until the end of the page or post

Divya Sai said...

@ Rafael

In your blog, the template's <body> has a different background (which is the dark blue color) and the outer wrapper has a different background (an image with gradient blue color #2E4E60), which ultimately blends with the BODY's background color, so it is fine and actually looks good, but if you want the dark-blue background only, then delete the background code of your outer-wrapper (content-wrapper)

Here are the codes:
<pre>body {
background: #2E4E60;
margin: 0;
padding: 0px;
font: x-small Verdana, Arial;
text-align: center;
color: #333333;
font-size/* */:/**/small;
font-size: /**/small;
}


</pre>
<pre>#content-wrapper {
width: 970px;
margin: 0 auto;
height:1024px;
padding: 0 0 0px 0;
text-align: left;
background: url(http://www.geocities.com/susigan/gradient2.png) ;
;
}</pre>

wolfchildsarah said...

hi i have been trying to up load an image from my photobucket as a background but all it comes up with is a white background!

please help thanks in advance!

wolfchildsarah said...

oh and by the way the image i want is ...

http://s797.photobucket.com/albums/yy259/wolfchildsarah/?action=view&current=Mybandsss-Copy.jpg

Sai @ BloggerStop.net said...

Don't use that link, it's not the DIRECT LINK,
use this link:
http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy259/wolfchildsarah/Mybandsss-Copy.jpg

BTW, the image is very small, and I don't think repeating the image will look good, so make sure that the image is not covered full by your posts/sidebar.

wolfchildsarah said...

@ Sai thanks!!

http://wolfchildsarah.blogspot.com/

d|n said...

can i use this image http://www.flickr.com/photos/38438874@N06/3897289934/

on my background blog??
http://a1zudd1n.blogspot.com/

Divya Sai said...

Yeah you can use it...but make sure that the image is not copyrighted.

CrakerLo_Rakero said...

hey, im done the 1st time xD
And, I wanted the centre Things*(Posts) to be Transparent, Can help?
http://yoshitousuirememberer.blogspot.com/

amy + ryan said...

oh my gosh, you are amazing. i just figured out so many things for my blog, using your info! thanks!
http://argarvin.blogspot.com/

Ruarri said...

Hello Divya,

I have the same problem as other posters with trying to get a repeating background image but only getting a white page. I have done as you advised them, including copying your code verbatim, and nothing produces an image.
my code is currently:

body {
margin-top: 0px;
margin-$endSide: 0px;
margin-bottom: 0px;
margin-$startSide: 0px;
background:url (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ruarri/4076840020/) repeat;
background-attachment: fixed;
background position: 100%;
text-align:center;
font:x-small Verdana, Arial, Sans-serif;
color:$textcolor;
font-size/* */:/**/small;
font-size: /**/small;
}

and my blog is http://nuteink.blogspot.com/

Any advice would be welcome.

RDS

Sai @ Blogger Help said...

The link to the image is not correct in your code.

Replace this :
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ ruarri/4076840020/

with this:
http://i34.tinypic.com/33m74w8.jpg

Ruarri said...

Thank you Sai,
The background now works - but I don't understand what was wrong with the link.

Can you explain so I can add other elements?

Sai @ BloggerStop said...

You should use direct links to images, whenever using them in templates. The flickr link you were initially using isn't a direct link to your image, if you go to that address, then you'll see the image of your interest in the center of that page(along with some other text/adverts etc.), but if you open the tinypic image link I have given, then you'll see that the page consists of only that image and nothing else. From now onwards, whenever you want to display images in any templates/widgets eetc. you should only use direct links to the images, and for this use tinypic.com (it is better if you open a free account in it and store all your images here).

Blogger Help said...

@Ruarri

To make sure that a link to an image/file is a direct link, simply look at the ending part of the link.
In 95% cases, the link will end with the same extension as that of the file ()like .jpg or .png or .gif or .pdf etc.

Mia2012 said...

how do you make your background only show on the sides?

Stephanie said...

I would like to know as well how to make the background only show on the sides!!

Sai @ Blogger Help said...

Hey there sorry, I forget to reply to your queries.

The background in either my blog or yours is applied to the entire blog and not just to the sides.

You have to use some other color in the center that will overlap the background, and therefore the background will tend to appear only in the sides. In my next comment I will tell you the code where you have to add the overlaying color codes.

Sai @ Blogger Widgets said...

Here's the code:
Find this code in your template:

#outer-wrapper {
...
...
...
}


Instead of those dots, there'll be some other code in there.

Now replace one of those 3 dots (or add a new line) with this, so the code becomes this:

#outer-wrapper {
...
...
...
...
background: #ffffff;
}

where #ffffff refers to color-white, so your blogs center area will now become white and the background will appear only in the sides.

Feel free to comment here, in case of more doubts.
Happy blogging :)

Samantha Cummings said...

Wow - best tutorial EVER - and I am so not HTML savvy. Thanks so much!

Couleurs Océanes said...

goodday
i would like to ask for help but i need to copy and paste and i don't know why it doesn't work here :s

Dodgy said...

Hello, I've read your instructions on how to add a background image to blogger, but it still only shows my background as a white page. I've made sure that my image link is a direct link, so I don't know know what's wrong. My coding is this:

body {
background: url("http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e215/livinlies/BG-Puzzle-White-Faded.jpg") top center
repeat-y;
background-attachment: fixed; margin:0;
color:$textcolor;
font:x-small Georgia Serif;
font-size/* */:/**/small;
font-size: /**/small;
text-align: center;
}


I hope you can help.

sai @ Blogger Help said...

Yes buddy, I can help you, but only after having a look at your blog...coding is fine, but it would be better if I can see the code live on your blog.

PS: Your Blogger profile is not showing up.

xMeliyx said...

Hello Divya,

I have the same problem as other posters with trying to get a repeating background image but only getting a white page. I have done as you advised them, including copying your code verbatim, and nothing produces an image.
my code is currently:

body {
margin-top: 0px;
margin-$endSide: 0px;
margin-bottom: 0px;
margin-$startSide: 0px;
background:url (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ruarri/4076840020/) repeat;
background-attachment: fixed;
background position: 100%;
text-align:center;
font:x-small Verdana, Arial, Sans-serif;
color:$textcolor;
font-size/* */:/**/small;
font-size: /**/small;
}

and my blog is http://nuteink.blogspot.com/

Any advice would be welcome.

Divya Sai said...

@Melissa,

Just change the link:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ruarri/4076840020/

to this:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2446/4076840020_c995d06725_o.jpg

in that code, and save your template. Hope that helps.

BTW, does that image belongs to you?

Regards
Sai

TBel said...

Hello

I'm a new blogger on the block and tried to follow your tutorial but could not get the background image.
Could you please tell me what i am doing wrong:

body {
background:url(http://s850.photobucket.com/albums/ab65/teresabelmonte/?action=view&current=Imagem1.jpg)repeat;
margin:0;
text-align:center;
line-height: 1.5em;
color:$textcolor;
font:x-small Georgia Serif;
font-size/* */:/**/small;
font-size: /**/small;
}

Sai - Blogger Widgets said...

The image link you are using is not a direct link, use this one instead:
http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/ab65/teresabelmonte/Imagem1.jpg

so, the code becomes:

body {
background: url(http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/ab65/teresabelmonte/Imagem1.jpg) repeat;
...
...
...
...
}

TBel said...

Thank you very much!!!
It worked like a charm!
The thing now is that the post area and sidebar apparently were transparent....How can i add collour to them?

Divya Sai said...

What's the blog address, on which you are working?

TBel said...

Hi Divya it's: http://flappersmoleskine.blogspot.com
and the post area and sidebar are transparent and i would like to add color so that the background image would only show on the sides

Sai - Blogger Help said...

Try editing two codes, separately, first try changing this one:

#outer-wrapper {
margin:0;
padding:22px;
text-align:left;
font: normal normal 100% Trebuchet, Trebuchet MS, Arial, sans-serif;
}


to this:

#outer-wrapper {
background: #FFFFFF;
margin:0;
padding:22px;
text-align:left;
font: normal normal 100% Trebuchet, Trebuchet MS, Arial, sans-serif;
}


Save the template and if you don't like the overall look, then change this again edit your template, delete the line you just added (background: #FFFFFF;) and edit this one:

#main-wrapper {
margin-left: 2%;
width: 67%;
float: left;
display: inline; /* fix for doubling margin in IE */
word-wrap: break-word; /* fix for long text breaking sidebar float in IE */
overflow: hidden; /* fix for long non-text content breaking IE sidebar float */
}


make it:


#main-wrapper {
background: #FFFFFF;
margin-left: 2%;
width: 67%;
float: left;
display: inline; /* fix for doubling margin in IE */
word-wrap: break-word; /* fix for long text breaking sidebar float in IE */
overflow: hidden; /* fix for long non-text content breaking IE sidebar float */
}

lynn said...

HOW do I get the post area and sidebars transparent do the background pic show thru??

Mintz said...

Hello? Just Wanna Ask That what Actually My Problem?
The Whole BackGround Is Became White After I Made This-
body {
background: url('http://ul.to/mpyqoy') repeat;
margin:0;
color:$textcolor;
font: x-small "Trebuchet MS", Trebuchet, Verdana, Sans-serif;
font-size/* */:/**/small;
font-size: /**/small;
text-align: center;
}
Can Tell Me What Had I Done Wrong???
Thanx...

said...

Y no REply Here???

Sai - Blogger Help said...

@lynn
your blog address?

@我
Which one's your ealier comment?

Divya Sai said...

@Mintz,
presently you are using this:
background:#191919;

and the code you gave to me, in that this line is wrong:
background: url('http://ul.to/mpyqoy') repeat;

correct code is this:
background: url('http://i48.tinypic.com/2wpibkl.jpg') repeat;

Mintz said...

ok thanks... By The way how I can get the correct code?
How you get the correct code?

Eleine said...

Thank you very much for this tutorial, I followed your instructions and it worked really good!

stealingdreams said...

Hi! I'm having a problem uploading my image to the background of my blog. I have followed step-by-step the above procedures, and still the background is white.

I rechecked my link to my picture -- and it is a direct link.

Can you tell me what I'm doing wrong?

Picture: http://i40.tinypic.com/15nvuwy.jpg
Code: background:url(http://i40.tinypic.com/15nvuwy.jpg);

Thanks!

Sai - Blogger Help said...

Hi Eleine,

First of all do not use a large image, if you want to show just a pattern as a background image, rather use a small image with repeat function (that will load faster). So, use your photobucket image rather than the tinypic image.

If you are talking about your practice template then instead of using this code:

body {
background:url(http://www.photobucket.com/albums/ab135/TanyaH10/dreamstime_drops_background.jpg);
background-repeat:no-repeat;
background-position:120% 10%;
background-attachment:fixed;
margin:0;
color:#333333;
font:x-small Georgia Serif;
font-size/* */:/**/small;
font-size: /**/small;
text-align: center;
}


use this:

body {
background:url(http://www.photobucket.com/albums/ab135/TanyaH10/dreamstime_drops_background.jpg) repeat;
margin:0;
color:#333333;
font:x-small Georgia Serif;
font-size/* */:/**/small;
font-size: /**/small;
text-align: center;
}

stealingdreams said...

Hi Sai!

Thanks so much for getting back so quickly! I recopied the new code into the editor, but it still is ending up with a white background.

So, I did go back and crop the background image smaller to see if that would help, and it still didn't.

I'm playing around with the practice template to see if I can create my own blog skin to replace the downloaded template I have on another blog site. So, I appreciate all your help with this!

Thanks again!

Sai - Blogger Help said...

Hey there,

change the url in the code from this:
http://s857.photobucket.com/albums/ab135/TanyaH10/?action=view&current=dreamstime_drops_background_sm.jpg

to this:
http://i44.tinypic.com/fxz5i0.jpg

Anonymous said...

hmm I get a white background when I change it...

The Voice of Springboro said...

Not sure if anyone has asked I don't see it in comments. But what if I wanted to hyperlink the background image, how would I go about coding that in?

Here is my test site I have been playing around with.

http://thespringborovoice-jhhssports.blogspot.com/

Thanks so much for this post it has helped tremendously!!

Dominic Gross

Zhenia said...

Wondering if you could help me, I am new to this and using a prebuilt background with graphics on the side and white center(all one image) and on some monitors the posts look shifted in ref to background image, is there any way to fix that? the post is at http://DreamInBLU.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

how do i resize the background image

GossipGirl said...

i have tried all the suggestions and i am new to blogging and i would like to know what i have done wrong
body {
background: #FFFF url(http://s885.photobucket.com/albums/ac51/gossipgirlxo15/?action=view&current=gossipgirl.jpg) top center no-repeat;
margin:0;
color:#E895CC;
font-small Georgia Serif;
font-size/* */:/**/small;
font-size: /**/small;
text-align: center;
}

Sai - Blogger Help said...

Hi there,
The only error in the code I can see is with the url of that image.
Use this url instead of the one you are using right now in that code:
http://i885.photobucket.com/albums/ac51/gossipgirlxo15/gossipgirl.jpg

Tunrama said...

Hi,I found this website and it is great;i have tried to put a background image on my blog but instead of having the whole image on the background,i am having it only on the center;can you please help me to figure this out?thank you

the blog is at http://madhatterboutique.blogspot.com/

and the code is

body {
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
border: 0;
text-align: center;
color: $mainTextColor;
background: #bba url("http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/5189/fundalmadalina.jpg") top center repeat-y;
font-size: small;
}

img {
border: 0;
display: block;
}

.clear {
clear: both;
}

VenusInVirgo said...

how do I add a custom gif picture as a border frame for the images I upload? thanks :)

Sai - Blogger Widgets said...

Hi there,
Hope this tutorial will help you:
Style Your Images Using Simple CSS

VenusInVirgo said...

thanks for replying! I know how to do the borders,I meant how to add a custom frame,instead of a border,an image i create myself as a border around photos :) Any help?

GORLESTON DALEY said...

Awesome tutorial thank you :P

Angela Noelle of Striking Keys said...

You rule.

Sai - Blogger Help said...

Thank you :)

AE said...

Very Helpful!

You should post that comment about scrolling vs non-scrolling background. That really helped me.

Thanks!
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Nicole Johnson said...

Can you tell me what I'm doing wrong? I'm coming up with a white background, but I'm using the direct image link.

body {
background:url('http://i960.photobucket.com/albums/ae86/nicolemjohnson/hbb-4thofjuly3.jpg') repeat;
margin:0;
color:$textcolor;
font:x-small Georgia Serif;
font-size/* */:/**/small;
font-size: /**/small;
text-align: center;
}

Admin - Blogger Help said...

Hi there, what's your blog address?

Anonymous said...

Hi! How can I create a custom background (with images) for my blogger (blogspot) with photoshop? Can you help me please?

Thanks,
Mary

Sai - Blogger Widgets said...

Save the images in .jpg or .png or .gif format and follow the above tutorial to use those images as your blog's BG.

Aradolly said...

Hey. It worked but not completely :(
I really hope you can help me A.S.A.P.
My background changed but it doesn't changed from the top to the bottom. Instead, the top part of my blog is still my original background.

Here's my blog: http://www.gaunbiru.blogspot.com/

And here's my code:
/* Content
----------------------------------------------- */
body {
font: $(body.font);
color: $(body.text.color);
background: url('http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u181/chocolatebar_2007/yo.jpg') repeat; $(body.background);
padding: 0 $(content.shadow.spread) $(content.shadow.spread) $(content.shadow.spread);
$(body.background.override)
}

html body $(page.width.selector) {
min-width: 0;
max-width: 100%;
width: $(page.width);
}


I am so bad in HTML. so please, help me :)

Ditzydorey101 said...

Hi, I've been scanning the internet and I've tried the tips you've gave but nothing is working.
The only code that I can find in my blog HTML is .....
body {
font: $(body.font);
color: $(body.text.color);
background: $(body.background);
}

I have a URL for my image but it doesn't seem to work, please help :((

Desperate said...

can you help me, I'm also having trouble uploading my image to as a background. Here's my part that needs editin':

body{
background: url('http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/6686/blogwall.jpg')no-repeat;
margin:0px;
padding:0px;
font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
font-size:15px;
color:#000000;
}
a:link {
color:#CD1504;
text-decoration:none;
}
a:visited {
color:#CD1504;
text-decoration:none;
}
a:hover {
color:#CD1504;
text-decoration:underline;
}
a img {
border-width:0;
}

You see, after I added my pic's URL on the ''background: url('http://DIRECT_LINK_OF_ANY_SMALL_IMAGE') repeat;'' line, I tried to preview it but only to see a large loading Blogger sign. Is ti normal? should I wait?(and I've waited fro an eternity, trust me.)

Is it because my image is to large? it's around 260 KB.

Owh, I also uploaded the image in Imageshack. It's here.
http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/6686/blogwall.jpg

And how do I do paste the picture so that it doesn't scroll down and skeep it floatin' or something.

Sorry, I'm quite noob on the HTML.

Sincerely need help.

::HIJRAHAUS ENTERPRISE:: said...

plez help me...howw to change the background image?i wwant using my own image..

Himanshu said...

with.....much effort i am not able to change the background image of my blog...my blog is http://himanshu-software.blogspot.com if anybody have any suggestion then please mail me at hgogoi2012@gmail.com......also wat improvements are required in my blog please tell me........:)]

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Erin said...
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Erin said...

I'm wrong, it isn't a space issue, my post text has completely disappeared, but I can't tell why!!!

cybertrickz said...

cant understand? i want to add some images background to my blog site? how can i do that?

unknown said...

why i cant change my blogger background?

Web Design Los Angeles said...

That is nice help indeed.Knowing html to control page in the internet is obviously very essential and there is so much help from the professionals you could pick them up soon.

Krissie Spidle Hasenack said...

Where in the world is the layout button

Gc Richardson said...

Thank You for Your information. I'm a bit late i suppose but could you have a look at my website? there's definitely something wrong there :( i've done all you said above and used imageshack for my url, but no result what so ever. Could you pm me and so i can send you the code? I've made my own template with artisteer...troubles me for almost a week now. Don't know what to do. Thank you in advance.

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