Monday, February 7, 2011

Clearing Things Up.

I'm feeling kind of lazy tonight so just a quick tutorial on making the background to your posts invisible, so it doesnt block the view of your blog background...
Most of you probably know this already or don't care but I'm lazy and don't know what else to talk about.  This might work better with some backgrounds than others but if you think it'd fit with whatever theme you've got going, then here's how I did it.

1.) just log in and go to design, template designer

2.) Go to advanced, scroll down to post background, and set it to transparent.  If you scroll down a bit more you'll see gadget background and you might want to blank that as well.
3.) Click apply to blog and check out your new clear post background.

Three easy steps and a pretty cool effect if used well.  With some backgrounds it could make it hard to read the post, but I don't think that's the case on mine(is it?), so I assume this could benefit some other people as well.  Let me know what you guys think and if you have any suggestions for what I should write about next.  I could always go back to posting about explosives and "kitchen chemistry" but for now I'm pretty much out of ideas for the blog tutorial series.  Let me know if theres something I should cover or something you need help with.

50 comments:

  1. Neat, i'll have to apply that to my own blog.

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  2. just post whatever you can until you get a good idea. we don't mind.
    redisfred.blogspot.com
    redfredramble.blogspot.com

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  3. Very cool, I'll make sure I do this. Right after I get around to taking the spam security of my comments. :p

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  4. @codgirl, rofl, i noticed earlier that you still have captcha on. :)

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  5. We all feel lazy on a sunday night! hehe thanks for the tips.

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  6. decent info. will get round to that soon :)

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  7. got anything to make it semi-transparent?

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  8. You should cover the phsyics behind a mouse being able to a keyboard! o_O

    Or are you like this mouse? :P

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y23hqzbOYM&feature=fvst

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  9. I'm gonna use it when I'll have some time for personalizing my blog

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  10. I knew about this :) I need to redesign my whole blog, forcing myself to do that for a while.

    However this is one more quality tutorial from you! :)

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  11. Taking the captcha off was probly the best thing I've learnt from your blog - it's so irritating and so easy to remove. The tutorial series has been really helpful - but kitchen chemistry is always fun!

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  12. I trust you..Put anything you like,i always find your advices useful...
    http://crossroads-blues.blogspot.com/

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  13. @Anonymouse, when are going to make a tutorial on pictures for titles?

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  14. Nice tutorials. I might use a few of these to spice up my blog.

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  15. @kal, i wish i knew how to do that.

    @obi-wan, yes i'm a very talented mouse!

    @tasos, what do you mean? i already covered using a pic for the blog title. you can see how to do that here.

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  16. Your blog uses this effect extremely well...I'd have to find a suitably epic pic before I could do this with my own.

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  17. Thanks i might actually do this on my blog. Very usefull.

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  18. another great guide, keep up the good work

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  19. I want to know how you hid the rest of this post and linked to here. :x

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  20. your blog is the definition of quality. good stuff.

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  21. Don't think I'll use it because I think it will make the writing unreadable on my blog, but thanks, should I ever intend to change the background :)

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  22. @tasty, then that's what i'll cover next, check back here around midnight CST when my posts usually go up. thanks for the idea, i was thinking of doing that next anyway. :)

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  23. this blog is amazing. i have so many things i would like to ask but you are teaching me something new in every post so ill wait until i learn all this stuff. one quick question tho: on the reactions does it tell you who left them? ie does it tell you who clicked cool, who clicked useful etc? thanks!

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  24. Keep up the sweet tutorials dood. Much appreciated. Now if only I had a few mins to fix up my blog... >:3

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  25. cool tutorial, I might have to try this on mine

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  26. Great tutorial again...such a cool blog

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  27. Cool I'll remember this for when / if I change my background.

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  28. All ideas extremely welcome bro!

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  29. I should do this. Still rocking the pre-made background template.

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  30. its a neat feature but make it rather hard to read the actual text so I prefer using solid backgrounds for posts

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  31. Lazy or not it's still helpful!

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  32. i was scrolling thro ur blog and was about to scream "my eyes!myeyes" then expanded it and worked well:)
    Kool background - listening to music while having favorite puff

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  33. thank you! these are all so helpful

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  34. why would they have fifty blogs up?

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  35. @!sense! i regularly open 50+ blogs at a time because i follow so many.

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  36. you still need to tweak your sidebar a bit..it's nice to see the girl and all but its terribly hard to read the text in the boxes because of her.

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