December 16, 2011 By The Blog Designer Network font5-150x150-4614017

It’s easy to implement custom fonts onto your blog or website!  This tutorial is for both Blogger and WordPress, and will teach you how to choose a custom font for various areas of your site using the free Google Web Font repository.  For a larger selection, you can also try a Typekit membership.  You can […]

May 11, 2011 By The Blog Designer Network


WordPress is without a doubt an excellent platform to have not only a blog, but a website too.  It offers many “fancy” functionalities for website owners, and can be super simple for someone who just wants to start a blog! There is a huge difference between WordPress.com (the free platform) and WordPress.org, your own self-hosted […]

December 16, 2010 By Amanda Padgett

Have you ever come across a wonderful craft or recipe post with lots of instructions and you wanted to print it out or save it to your computer for later use? I used to use ‘print page’ or I selected the text and chose ‘print selection.’ Not long ago a reader at my photography and […]

November 14, 2010 By Amanda Padgett

Are you new to WordPress.org? Or, are you thinking about moving from Blogger, but aspects of WordPress (like plug-ins) intimidates you? Well, if you are anything like me, the word “plug-in” stresses you out. Before I started a WordPress.org blog, Everyday Elements, I would hear others talking about plug-ins and they seemed so complicated and […]

July 12, 2010 By Amanda Padgett

Posted by Dawn Farias OK, I admit it: the only things I know about Seth Godin are that he is bald and doesn’t have a horizontal header on his blog.  He has a vertical one.  Both points can be easily illustrated.  Observe: Actually, I should say that’s all I knew about Seth Godin until recently.  […]

New Free and Premade Templates

March 2, 2009 By Amanda Padgett

Lena at Simply Fabulous Blogger Templates has released some more beautiful, completely free templates. Simply to go her site and follow the instructions. Here are a couple I think are especially lovely.



LeeLou Blogs has come out with a few more beautiful premade templates and the cost is only $15. Below are just a couple of the new premades they designed. Click on one of the templates to see all the new premades.

Also, LeeLou has added MANY new free layouts which you can view here.


Special Note: Blogger made some changes that have caused many designer’s templates to be problematic when uploading. LeeLou believes that she has found a fix for the problem, in regards to her templates and the fix may work for other designer’s templates as well. It is worth a try.

Check out this post and make the changes she recommends. This fix is for those who have been using free templates already and those trying to upload now. Hopefully it will get your template working for you.


April 3, 2011 By April M

Here is a very simple and easy way to add the copy code box under your Button. The copy code box allows others to use and place your button on their site which will drive more followers/readers to your blog. *New* There is a video at the bottom of the page on how to do […]