How to add/change background Image In Blogger

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 1024×768 or higher. But that doesn’t mean there’s no one with resolutions lower than 1024×768.

If you see the stats of my own blog, then out of 500 visitors, approximately 50% of them have 1280×1024 resolution, but another 50% of visitors have either lower or higher than that.

How to add/change background Image In Blogger

Mostly people optimize their blogs for a screen resolution of 1024×768 or 1280×1024, 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

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

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

See this :

comment image

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Ankit
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Waiting 4 ur reply !!

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Divya Sai
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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;

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zaumi
Guest

hello,

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

thanks in advance!

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Divya Sai
Guest

Hi Zaumi!

You’ll find something like this in your template:

body {
background: urlcomment image) 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: urlcomment image) 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 1024×768 or 1280×1024 or 1600×1200 resolution), then there’s no need of repeat in the code line background.

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zaumi
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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

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Divya Sai
Guest

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

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uni
Guest

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

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Divya Sai
Guest

Welcome uni !

Regards
Sai

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POWDERED SUGAR PHOTOGRAPHY
Guest

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

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Divya Sai
Guest

Hello,
I ckecked your blog at lowest possible resolution of my screen(800×600), and found everythiung in place, can you send me the screenshots of your blog at low res ?

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Ania Wawrzkowicz
Guest

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!

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Divya Sai
Guest
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 100×100 or 300×200 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 1280×1024 or 1024×768), then use an image of that size only. then go to 'my computer'->'settings' in your computer and check… Read more »
Anonymous
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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/… Read more »
Divya Sai
Guest
🙂 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… Read more »
Ania Wawrzkowicz
Guest

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

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Divya Sai
Guest

Welcome Ania…

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Biggest Hannah Montana Fan
Guest

awesome. this helped a lot. nice work.

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Anonymous
Guest

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

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