February 19, 2009

CuteTree free background - more options

Readers seem to be loving the free backgrounds so far! I am so happy to bring you something you like. I've had several requests for a smaller CuteTree background to smaller monitors, so that the trees along the bottom don't get cut off.

Keep in mind that if you have a small monitor, or low resolution, how you see your blog is not how others see it with larger or higher res sizes.
For example, here is a gorgeous blog currently using this design, on my 19" monitor:


Mad Imaginations - beautiful blog! and you can see the row of trees all pretty



And here is that same blog, just viewed on my husband's 15" monitor. It's the same blog, but the trees look cut off only because of the size of the monitor.

Conversely, if you use a smaller design, it may look too small on someone else's computer.

So why do some layouts look ok small?
It's because they are very simple, and use a narrow blog space in order to show more of their design in the background.
Take this for example: "I'm Irish" background from CBOTB


That source image is actually 2000 pixels wide, so it will fit any monitor and resolution. But the actual area where your blog goes is very narrow, which is why most other free blog design places require you to change your layout to "Minima" before using them. If you use anything wider, your text will overlap the background.

Like this


In the future, I will try and make my designs more flexible, while still allowing a wider blog to be used for you all.

Keeping that in mind, here is the CuteTree design that is 800x600 in size for you. I have also removed the code that hides your navbar. It seems that more people use theirs than find it ugly, so I won't be including that bit in any other backgrounds.

cutetree
Cutetree




Let me know how that works out for you!
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17 comments:

  1. Thanks so much, Janny! Exactly the design I was looking for!!

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  2. Thanks for the explanation! I noticed when I view it using my desktop that mine looks much better than when I do using my laptop which cuts off most of the background. One of these days...I'll be up for a complete makeover!

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  3. I love that you do backgrounds to have the wider layout, some of them are just too narrow for my taste. I'd love to see some St Patty's day backgrounds!

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  4. you'll be getting some, and some other freebies soon too!! :)

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  5. This is such a great idea! I was wondering if you would mind us using these backgounds for Twitter? I have been looking for a decent Twitter-friendly background image and the cute trees one is adorable. I understand if you would rather not. I was just curious. I am happy (for you or me)to add a credit to you on the image.

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  6. Kate- Not at all!! Please do, that would make me delighted :)

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  7. i love this background and thanks for featuring my blog too ! xx i like it because its light enough to show my makes off well / ivory is a fab colour too for that . i love it as its fun and funky and the middle is the same colour as the sides which does make it look bigger .
    loving the templates x

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  8. Thank you for the beautiful background! Do you do custom orders? I would love to contact you somehow about this, if you do take orders. Thank you, Shelli, shellim@shaw.ca

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  9. Thanks for the cute free backgrounds! I'm using the cutetree one!

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  10. I'm trying to use the Cutetree design, and for some reason the sides end too soon and leave a black column on each side. Can you help please?

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  11. I love this. I am using it for my personal diet blog. Thanks!!! Your are so talented!

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  12. These are great! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. sorry for my english i am from Québec. Thank you for this background it is the niccest one i saw yet.

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  14. Trying this backround, it is so cute. I even set up a new blog for it , but am not able to get it to work with denim or the other one. I like Minima, so I can scroll down , will it work with Minima?
    So darling!!! Thanks, oh also my screen is very wide but not deep so I did this one but also have the wide white bars on the side.
    You do incredible work!!

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