Saturday, 11 June 2011

Mostly Minimalist - Free 2 column blog template

This template is simply simple - very minimalist and nothing pretentious.  It includes a wide "main blog" column for your blog posts and a sidebar with light grey banners in the background.

click above for a live demo site


I have also included some blank pre-made banners for this template which look quite nice too.  These are made using dingbat font "Adhesive Nr Seven" and can be found here

Here are the 6 headers I have made:

If you would like to use one of these header images instead of the boring old plain-text header that comes with the template you will have to follow these instructions:
  1. Pick the header image you want to use.  There is a folder within the downloadable zip folder called "HeaderImages" - the blank header images can be found in here.
  2. Edit the image to include your header/description.  You can use various graphics programs like Photoshop, Photoshop Elements etc, or you can use free online applications like Aviary (use Phoenix) or Editor by Pixlr. There may be more out there that I don't know about.

  3. Upload your new header image into your blog:
    Go to the LAYOUT then PAGE ELEMENTS window and click on “EDIT” in the header area:

    A pop-up window will appear (see below)

    Browse for the header image file on your computer and make sure you select “Instead of title and description” is selected (also, do not select ‘shrink to fit’).
    Click SAVE.

  4. Done!


  1. This is perfect! I've always preferred this kind of template. Thank you. :)

  2. this blog theme really looks cool .. I will download this theme for my next blog ..
    Free WordPress Theme

  3. Thank you for this. I have been searching for something simplistic and clean. I love it!

  4. Is it possible to change the color scheme fro red to something else? If so, how?

    Thank you!

  5. please help blogger doesnt appear to have the install xml option anymore..

  6. Thank you! I'm currently using this. I enjoyed that you can do so much things on this template.

  7. Downloaded it.. Thanks.. It's nice and clean.. Im gonna use it soon..

  8. Thanks so much, i love your templates :)

  9. can i adjust widths for this template? how?


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