So many things in our lives and gardens appear way too complicated and we give up. We settle - because we lack the knowledge and skills to carry out certain tasks. If we need to add or change certain elements in our gardens we often hire a professional if we can afford it. Or we try and the results sometimes become better than expected or we realize that we should have hired someone to get the job done properly.
I have decided to try to improve the layout of this blog. Editing the Html codes that define the different spaces - Header, Body - outer wrapper, main wrapper and sidebar wrapper and footer. I am also going to enlarge the font types, so the words appear bigger; making my blog easier to read and more relaxing for the eyes.
I am also going to edit my old posts. Using the blogger picture upload feature displaying small thumbnail pictures was a mistake. I should have used the large thumbnail pictures and altered between centered and left placed pictures. I also realize that if I want to post larger pictures I need to use a picture host like ImageShack, PhotoBucket or Picasa. This will allow me to post bigger pictures of better quality - sometimes. Thus the reason for the need to increase the size of the body's main wrapper (The space where posts and pictures are on the blog). As it is right now I still have to resize pictures so they fit the screen when someone click the picture to enlarge it.
I set up a test blog so I could see what I was doing when I altered the Html codes and now feel confident going ahead with it for real. So bear with me for a while if you visit and my blog looks a little strange. I am on top of it and hope both you and I will be satisfied with the layout changes. I really did not know it was possible to custom edit the layout of the blogger template - but I read up and it is not as hard as it appears.
I love to design gardens. I know what I am doing - I intimately know how different elements in the garden will complement a house and suit the needs of the people who live there. I know to choose plants and how different plants are going to develop as they grow, how to care for them and maintain the garden. The hardest part is often to pass this knowledge along to clients and make them see how different solutions will work.
In many ways our blogs reflect who we are - just like our gardens tell a lot about us. Sometimes we just go ahead without having a clear plan and end up settling for a result that was not exactly what we had in mind. But blogs are like gardens - we can change things we do not like and try something different - in fact we should. Gardens like blogs are works in progress.
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