How to Install a Blog Background

1. Select and copy the code found right below the background you've chosen

 
2. Go to your blog - Select 'Layout' and click 'Add a Gadget' from your sidebar
 
 
3. Add an 'HTML/Javascript' gadget
 
 
4. Paste code and click 'Save'
5. You're done!
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Blogger now has a new feature called "Template Designer" where you can customize your template like crazy!  When you install a blog background, sometimes the post and sidebar areas are a little off. This is now super easy to fix.
When you're in the Template Designer, there are several tabs on the left hand side. The first one is called "Templates".
I've found that when you're using one of my blog backgrounds, the "Awesome, Inc" layouts work best. Preferably the 2nd and 3rd ones that the arrows are pointing to. Click on the design you like best (don't worry, we'll change all the widths and colors later) and then lets move onto the tab that says "Adjust Widths".
In this tab you can make your post area and sidebar as wide or as narrow as you'd like.
Now click on the "Layout" tab.
This tab is so great because you can completely specify what type of layout you want your blog to have. You can choose how many sidebars and footers you want, and where you want them.
Last but not least, click on the "Advanced" tab.
This feature lets you customize pretty much everything. Blogger has a whole list of new fonts to choose from, you can change text colors and sizes and specify how you want everything to look. I LOVE this feature!
Once you have your new template exactly how you want it, click "Apply to Blog" in the upper right hand corner.
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Don't forget to grab a free blog header for your new look while you're at it!

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