How to make great blog header

Yay! I did it. I changed the look of Blogger Sentral blog header. Now instead of boring, flat, amateurish looking title text, I’ve upgraded it to a 3D, polished look –more pleasing to the eyes than the previous one (at least I think so).

It’s not as hard as I thought. At one time I thought of using GIMP to make it, but the lack of good looking fonts stopped me half way. I know fonts can be imported into GIMP, but.. too much of a hassle just to pimp the title.

I was just about to give up with this make-my-blog-title-look-good thing, until yesterday that is.

Yesterday I found this cool site, appropriately named Cooltext.com. It’s a free online graphics generator, no need to sign-up or anything. I made mine with just a few simple steps.

So today I’m going to write about how to make or design a blog title and and then replace the existing title with it. Here are the steps:

  • Design the blog title using Cooltext.com.
    1. Choose your logo style, there are many styles available. Choose the one you think best for your blog. You’ll then transferred to Design-Your-Logo page
    2. Here you choose the font, text size, colors etc. You also need to specify the output file format.
    3. After specifying all the parameters, click on Render Logo button, wait for a while and then wallah, your text comes out.
    4. Download it. If you don’t like it you can edit it, over and over again.
  • Replace the existing title with the new one.
    1. Go to Dashboard > Design > Page Elements
    2. Click the Edit link at bottom right hand corner of Header widget box.
    3. Select Image > From your computer. Click Browse to select the file that you’ve downloaded. Under Placement, select “Instead of title and description” option.
    4. Click save, and then View blog.
    Hey, that’s it. Enjoy!

7 comments to "How to make great blog header"

Gaus Rahman Piash August 10, 2010 at 12:52 AM    

I added and it took several minutes. I have used burning style. but the result is static, not live.

Diana Joy August 28, 2010 at 8:39 AM    

I have a picture I want to put in my existing title section but when I uploaded it it is way too big...only 1/3 of it showed up. So I don't know what to do to fix that...any help? I will search your site for some help if I can find it.

Greenlava August 28, 2010 at 7:23 PM    

@Diana Joy
I see you finally managed to show the whole pic :)
To center the header, refer to Aligning header image and texts.

theyounggamer99 December 18, 2010 at 2:37 PM    

after all the steps, when coming to click save.. it can't be done.. blog Title shown required field cannot be left blank !

Greenlava December 18, 2010 at 9:03 PM    

@theyounggamer99
Blogger usually enters the title automatically. But if the "Blog Title" box is blank, just enter it manually.

Rachat de credit June 20, 2011 at 5:50 PM    

Incredibly detailed and pretty good tips on how to make great blog header .Thanks a lot and congratulations

willy November 11, 2011 at 9:05 PM    

waw..that is beauty tips and it is useful for me ^ ^. thanks for sharing

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