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I have wanted my own pretty header FOREVER, so I got a paid account like a year ago[???] and everything and could not get it to work!!!!! Today, just poking around, I found the easy way to do it and, aside from feeling like I might be just technologically advanced enough to be trusted with a toaster, made a pretty [and exceptionally huge] header pic on my journal! *flails happily* 

LOOK! *smugly points at top of page* 8)~

Date: 2011-11-02 07:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ncis-love.livejournal.com
Yeah, that's pretty hot...

Date: 2011-11-02 02:54 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-11-02 08:26 am (UTC)
sinfulslasher: (abby ?!?!)
From: [personal profile] sinfulslasher
Shiny!!! :D

Just...who are these people in your banner? *ponders*

*ducks and runs*

Date: 2011-11-02 03:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hinky-hippo.livejournal.com
*frowns* hunh.... :b

*dreamily admires the shinies*

Hehe I love the look they're giving each other in this pic! ♥

Date: 2011-11-02 03:29 pm (UTC)
sinfulslasher: (gibbs tony heart)
From: [personal profile] sinfulslasher
Hee!

Love that look, too!

Sooo...where did you find the super-sekkrit info on how to do your own banner the easy way? *is curious* *wants shinies, too*

Date: 2011-11-02 05:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hinky-hippo.livejournal.com
It was embarrassingly easy once I found the instructions buried in the LJ FAQ. I'd searched in the FAQ and all over the web before, but all I've managed to do is essentially crash my page. This was a couple of lines of code piggybacked on themes they already have. I believe your LJ theme is one of the 'expressive' themes - that's what I used. Then I had a huge version of this pic, cropped it how I wanted then resized to 940 px wide. Don't forget to change the height in your code to whatever you graphic is.

I had to hunt around a bit but here's the page: http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=s2howto&keyword=Header+images&filter=all

I put my pic on the LJ site and copy/pasted the URL into the code. When I tweaked the pic, it kept giving me the address with 640 x 480 at the end even tho the graphic was 940 x 477, and came out tiled, so I just deleted the numbers back to the / and it was correct.

Date: 2011-11-02 05:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hinky-hippo.livejournal.com
Btw, you ~so~ owe me a cookout scene for this.... *flaily grabby hands*

Date: 2011-11-03 10:22 pm (UTC)
sinfulslasher: (abby ?!?!)
From: [personal profile] sinfulslasher
A cookout scene? Whatever are you talking about? *looks innocent*

Date: 2011-11-03 10:21 pm (UTC)
sinfulslasher: (snoopy happy dance)
From: [personal profile] sinfulslasher
Ohhh, neat! Thanks so much! Will give this a try in the next couple of days! *flails*

Date: 2011-11-03 11:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hinky-hippo.livejournal.com
*shifty* you can't blame a girl for trying! 0=)

Have fun! There are plenty of base colors to choose from - I think the one I'm using now is expressive Kyoto sunset

Date: 2011-11-09 09:03 pm (UTC)
ext_429754: (lo crazyhead)
From: [identity profile] warrior-gypsy.livejournal.com
Nice work! *beams*

I recently did header/layout changes for Whimsi & my own j, so I feel your pain. *winks* There's always **something** that goes hinky during the process (so you can appreciate the end result more, most likely).

Date: 2011-11-15 11:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hinky-hippo.livejournal.com
Thanks!*haz icon envy*

With the degree of hinky FAIL I had first, I'll *really* appreciate it now! o_O

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