Monday, 5 May 2008

Oh La La - free XML blogger template - DIY Header Image

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  • To download the xml template: click here (zip)
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  • Need help installing this? Click here
*** A few things ***
This blogger template is for those of you who are comfortable editing images and uploading them to the internet (and then replacing the image path). YOUR BLOG TITLE AND DESCRIPTION WILL NOT SHOW UP - this design is not interactive from your Blogger Dashboard.

The header image is a blank image that you may do what you wish to. I have included a jpg and the layered photoshop file (for those who have photoshop). Download the zipped up folder for all the files you'll need for the header. The font I have used in my own test site is called Grenouille.

Until you edit the image yourself, you'll have the same header as I do on the test site.

ALSO - regarding the HEADER IMAGE:

"WHY did you make this design like this?"
Two reasons really - one: you can edit this header image if you want - remove the "Oh La La" text and put your own thing in (you can use any graphics editor to put your own text onto this banner and there are waaaay more font choices than the silly old internet can handle. DaFont: droolworthy!) and two: I just thought it would be more interesting - and things are definitely better when they're more interesting ;-)

"I don't want to edit my own header image! Can you please let me know how to make my title & description come through from Blogger?"
No. It's highly doubtful that your blog title and description is going to come through (and actually "fit" in the correct bit), so bad luck.

"What graphics program can I use to edit this image?"
I have Photoshop CS, but you can use any graphics program that allows you to open/edit a JPEG or GIF - which should be pretty much any graphics program.

"Ok, I made my own banner, now what?"
I have included a PDF on how to replace the header image with your new one. All image files and PDF is enclosed within the downloadable zip folder.


  1. Hi Sharnee,

    OK, so I accidentally hit post too early. That's a good start!

    I've just installed this template onto the my blog

    I absolutely love it - and thank you for your simple instructions on changing the header. That was my first attempt and I'm very proud of myself! ;)

    I'm writing just with a few little queries. Is there anyway I can turn the little pink flourish-y break between sidebar widgets into a plain pink line?

    And how do you put the little email symbol for the posts at the bottom? I seem to have misplaced it!

    My email is

    Thank you for putting all your templates up here for free - they're by far the loveliest I've seen!

  2. Randena Michelle23 May 2008 at 17:35

    I love this- you are so talented! Thank you!

  3. I loved this layout, but not the colours, so I hope it's okay that I tweaked it to my liking! You're still credited.

    Anyway, you can check it out at

  4. Grats on the Mrs. Suckmylolly and thanks for the nice templates ;D

  5. Congratulations 4 yor beautiful work.

    As Natalie, I'm really proud of myself, 'cause I was able to change the header. Thanks to your simple instructions....

  6. Congratulations 4 yor beautiful work.


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