FAQ: Mailbag! Backgrounds part 2

This is part 2 of the original post Where do you get your background?
You’ll notice that my background isn’t in the images selection for the blogger template designer. That is because I get my background lay out from The Cutest Blog on the Block. They have different backgrounds for Twitter, WordPress, Myspace and Blogger.
How to find your background
At the top of the Cutest Blog on the Block page, scroll over “backgrounds” and then choose “Blogger”. It will open a page for the Blogger backgrounds. You can browse around the different categories (on the right hand side, scroll down a little). They have backgrounds for 3-column lay out, Black and white, etc.
Once you find the background you like, click on it. I’ll use the Fluorescent Grunge Glam background as the example.
Scroll down to the code section where it says “copy and paste this code”. Highlight the whole code, right click and pick “copy”. 
Open your Blog Design Tab
Now go back to your blog dashboard. Click on the blog you want to have the background displayed and click the “design” tab. 
This will take you to a page that shows your pages lay out, with header, footer, posts and the sidebar items. 
Adding your background
Wherever you want, click “add gadget”. A box will pop up to choose the gadget you want. Scroll down to find “HTML/javascript” and click on that. 
A new box will open with a title and content box. Paste your code in the content box and then click “save”. 
Now open your blog page and marvel at its beauty 🙂
Tip for Blogger Backgrounds
Once you have added your cute background, you may want to go to the template designer link on the design page and remove the background image. This will help your blog load faster.
If you need any help or have any questions, email me.
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