Bear with me while I replace the banner at the top of my page. It's something I've wanted to do for a long time. As a matter of fact, the one I had was supposed to be a temporary solution. It ended up being there for quite some time.
I've searched around for free banners that would work, but the Blogger template doesn't really leave any room for creativity. By creativity, I mean I'd just like to change the font size, color and placement of the text over the background. It seems it can't be done from this end.
My only alternative is to make my own banner using Photoshop Elements. I found some great directions at Overstuffed. I'm going to give it a whirl as soon as I have a few hours to sit down and play. This is a bit outside my range of technological skills, but I think I can do it.
If you have some banner making tips, advice or links you'd like to share for free backgrounds, please do!
Update: I found directions to make a banner using Powerpoint at Easy Custom Blogs. Since I'm somewhat familiar with Powerpoint, I thought I'd give this a go. I downloaded a picture from Morguefile, my favorite stock photo site.
Update 2: Yay! I have a new banner, with a couple of problems.
I can't figure out why the picture doesn't extend to the end of the banner frame. Is that typical for Blogger blogs? I think my old banner was like that, too. I always wondered why, but never tried to figure out how to fix it. Anyone have any ideas?
Is it readable? I want to make sure my text is easy to read. Let me know what you think.