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How to Use Google Chrome to Customize My Blogger Templates


customize template through google chrome
Most of my tutorials  that I am sharing in this blog were done through the use of Google Chrome and  as a matter of  fact not only your own website where you can customize or edit the style sheet but any websites you wish, that is the beauty of having a Google Chrome browser. If you have not yet downloaded Google Chrome, download it here and set it as your default browser.
If you are not fun of using this method, you will find difficulty on customizing your own template because it will take time in going to your Blogger Template Editor's page, make some changes on it, save or preview and finally see the effect or the changes you have made. But the worse thing is if it doesn't go with what you would like to happen. Therefore you will repeat the whole process and that is very disgusting.
In this tutorial, I will show some basic techniques on how to align and style elements in your blog. You can also go to other blogs/sites to investigate what cascading style sheets (css) they are using. So, let us now go with steps!

How to Use Google Chrome to Customize My Blogger Templates


Supposing, I would like to redesign the appearance of my Menu Tabs.


 I will just point the mouse cursor on it then right click, and choose inspect element.

customize template using google chrome


After choosing the inspect element button, you will  be directed to the new widow with two columns.The first column (left side) shows the main HTML of my blog and the right column displays the CSS styles applied to each div section.

design template using google chrome


As you  try to move up or down with your mouse cursor over the div tags in the HTML section (left side) you will see that area being clearly highlighted inside your blog. Since I clicked on my menu tabs therefore the div section for the menu tabs is highlighted by default in the html section and I can clearly see its CSS styles appearing at right under the CSS column. Here is the CSS styles for the navbar as shown in the CSS column:
#bbtnav {
1. width: 960px;
2. background: #000000;
3. margin: -32px 0 0 -1px;
4. padding: 0;
5. height: 30px;
6. -webkit-box-shadow: 0 -2px 30px #1751ff;
7. box-shadow: 0 -1px 30px #1751ff;
8. border-top: 1px solid #1484fc;
9. border-bottom: 0px solid#1484fc;
}
You can see we are provided with 9 different properties.
a. Change the background color of the menu (2)
b. Adjust its width (1), and height (5), webkit-box-shadow (6 and 7)
c.  Adjust the alignment using margin (3) and padding (4)
d.  We can also adjust the thickness and the border styles my border-top and border-bottom.
e. And if we want to change the hexadecimal color of my border-top and border-bottom we just simply delete the hex#1484fc and replace it with another hexadecimal colors.

To edit any property above, just double click and change it. Lets change the background from (black) #000000 to blue (#158aee).

customize template using google chrome

I simply double clicked the background property and changed the color to #158aee from #000000. At the same time you can see it changing live on your blog too. See the screen shot below,

customize template using google chrome
The good thing is we can also add another property from the 9 given properties above. Let us say, we want to add a border-left with  the attributes of 1px solid #1484fc. Just point the mouse cursor beside this symbol " } " (without the quotation mark) and click then you will see a blank space. In that blank space you are going to type the additional property. See the screenshot below.

customize template using google chrome

Clicking on the ul tag will open its separate CSS properties on your right and clicking the li tag will open the list properties. You can then play around with the codes to see how the look changes on the blog and all these changes can be seen live on your blog as you edit without the need to log into your blog. Once your satisfied with the new settings just copy that CSS style and replace your current template style with it by logging into your blogger account.
Hope you enjoy this tutorial and if you have some queries regarding this post feel to leave it at the comment box below. Enjoy!!!

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