July 17, 2013

Basic Blogger CSS Codes to Improve Your Blogger Blog

I love designing blogs and coding to make them look pretty, so I decided to share some basic CSS codes to help you achieve your dream blog design. I use all of these codes and they are so helpful. To apply the code to your blog, just go to "Customize Template > Advanced > Add CSS" then add the code into the box and save it.


REMOVE DEFAULT BLOGGER IMAGE BORDERS


.post-body img, .post-body .tr-caption-container, .Profile img, .Image img,
.BlogList .item-thumbnail img {
  padding: none !important;
  border: none !important;
  background: none !important;
  -moz-box-shadow: 0px 0px 0px transparent !important;
  -webkit-box-shadow: 0px 0px 0px transparent !important;
  box-shadow: 0px 0px 0px transparent !important;
}



CENTER YOUR BLOG HEADER


#header-inner img {margin: 0 auto !important;} #header-inner {text-align:center !important;}



CENTER YOUR POST AND DATE TITLES


.post-title {
text-align:center;
}



.date-header {
text-align:center;
}

CENTER PAGE TABS

.PageList {text-align:center !important;}
.PageList li {display:inline !important; float:none !important;}

DECREASE THE SPACE BETWEEN POST TITLE AND DATE HEADER



h3.post-title {
margin-top: -25px !important;
}  

(edit the red text to your liking)



ITALIC LINKS ON HOVER


 a:hover { color: none; font-style: italic;
text-decoration: none; }

(if you wish for the link to change color on hover as well, then just replace the red text with the name of a basic color or the color html code) 


I hope that you found these codes helpful!
Be sure to let me know if you have any trouble with them or if you would like the code for something else. I would love to help you. :)

xo Rachelle

63 comments:

  1. Thanks so much!
    I'd like to try some of these.

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  2. Very helpful Rachelle, thanks for posting this! :)

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  3. Thanks for these Rachelle!
    I'm definitely going to use them! :)
    ~Dahlia

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  4. Awesome post, Rachelle! These were things I would have killed to know when I first started my blog! And the border one was super helpful- I've been trying to figure out a way to get rid of that all week. Pinning this on Pinterest for sure <3 Alex

    tobebeautifulingodseyes.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Alex! I'm so glad that you found this helpful. :)

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  8. Hi, how do you increase the pt size of the blog title beyond what's already available?

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    1. I'm not entirely sure, because I use an image map to replace my header. You can also just use an image for your header and make it with PicMonkey.com or Photoshop. I can do a tutorial on how to replace your header with an image map (clickable image) if you like!

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    2. Rachelle, I don't know if you will see this, but I would absolutely LOVE a tutorial on the image map.

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    3. Hi Sanjana! I actually already have a tutorial up, you can visit it here: http://www.belovedbluebird.blogspot.com/2013/12/how-to-replace-your-header-with-image.html?m=1
      I read all of my comments, so never hesitate to ask. :)

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  9. Very clear instructions. Worked well for me. I am grateful :) <3

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  10. Thank you so much! No problems at all! Thank you thank you thank you!

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  13. This is great, thank you. Such small tweaks that make such a huge difference!

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  17. Hi! Thank you! This was so helpful. Would you happen to also know how to increase the space between the PageList (tabs) and the blog posts? Thank you so much for your time!

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  18. Thanks so much! Can you show me how to insert a space after the header/before the tabs?

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  20. Thank you so much..the best ever tips or tricks ..thank you !

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  21. Thank you! Looking forward for more tricks!

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    1. Absolutely, thank you for your kind feedback! I actually recently posted more codes here.

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  22. Thanks so much for sharing these helpful css codes for blogspot bloggers! I am using everything on my blog!!!

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  23. Thank you so much for sharing these codes, they work wonders :)

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  24. oh thank you very much. it's amazing.you helped me..

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  25. Thank you for posting this! This has been a huge help - I have been tearing my hair out trying to figure this out. You Rock!

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  26. Hey there! I'm new to this whole 'blogging' thing and I happened to stumble upon your page - this post especially, and I am so envious of the layout of your blog. I'm trying to figure out how to make my blog look half as good as yours but I'm so frustrating in trying to find good HTML codes (which I am aware of from using tumblr). Did you create your own template and/or do you happen to know of any HTML's that I can use as a base? It'd be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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    1. Thank you dearly, Sydney! I used Blogger's 'simple' template, and altered it with the codes in this post and the built in options in Blogger's template. Thank you again, I hope that you end up with a design that you love!

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  29. how can i give space to my drop down menu and and post date its overlapping

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  37. Hi Rachel! Try putting in this css code (you can change the numbers until it looks right):

    .header-inner .Header #header-inner {
    margin-bottom: 40px !important;
    }

    .main-outer {
    margin-top: 40px !important;
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