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Monday, August 24, 2009

Contest : New Blogger Layout!


Having a contest to create a new layout for Falling Off The Shelf came from my very best gay friend, Derrick. After sitting in front of the computer for the better part of 2 hours, my sister and I came to the decision, that we have absolutly no html skills when it comes to creating Blogger Layouts! I told Derrick, and he said..."well, have your readers help! Throw a contest!"

We did manage to find a pic on Google Images that screamed "Falling Off The Shelf!". So, we took that image, and headed over to Photoshop.com, where you can edit all your photos online as easy as 1, 2, 3! Yay. So, the above photo was what we ended up with, and I loved it!

Now for the dun-dun-dun...CONTEST!

Take the above image, and create a 3 column layout for Falling Off The Shelf!

"Jenni, what do I get?"....is probably what your asking..well, have some patience! I'm getting to that :)

Contest winner will win a $25 Gift Certificate to a website of their choice! YES..ANY WEBSITE that you'd like..great right?

"How long do we have to do this?"...Great question!

You'll have until October 1st, 2009.

So...go get your butts in gear! Tell everyone you know..PLEASE! You can send all of your layout entries to jennilovevirgo@aol.com. You can even do more than one, send as many as you like! On October 1st I will sit down, and review all of them...and choose a winner. The new layout will be posted to the site that day, so everyone can see the awesome work, and the winner will be awarded their Gift Certificate.

I'm looking forward to seeing how create you all are!

26 comments:

Alipet813 said...

Wish I knew how to do this, but I don't even know how to turn my 2 column blog into a 3 column. Everytime I try I mess up somewhere.

I love your current background, but that picture you found is perfect!!

Lesley (aka Upper West Side Writer) said...

This is a really great idea! If I weren't so completely clueless and need of help myself, I would totally enter. Maybe I need to throw a similar contest. :^)

Falling Off The Shelf said...

OMG! I think I figured it out!! If I get it...I'll help you guys out :)

That just means the contest will be pulled, lol..gonna put a hold on it now :X eek.

margo said...

I'm IN!!!!!! I don't know where to sign up so - here it is!!

Sign Up Sheet:

1) Margo (Bookwormbarista)

Falling Off The Shelf said...

Ok..nevermind..all I could manage was to get the header photo up..and turn it into a 3 column..ahhh..everything else is just, too confusing.

Contest is still on!

Diane said...

i love your current layout personally, but hey go for it.

HODGEPODGESPV said...

i am as bad as some of the others...i've not been able to update my current blog to the new blogger. everytime i get ready to do it, my computer starts beeping that more mail has arrived and my round to it develops angles again. but i do like the picture as a starter.

HODGEPODGESPV said...

o, i do have 2 requests:

1) please don't go to light colors that are impossible to read...by little old ladies with old computer eyes.
2) i will send hugs if you can fix it so the comment box opens so when you do have a contest that the world wants to enter, there is not all this scrolling all the way to the bottom and then up and down and.... (((((hugs)))))

Falling Off The Shelf said...

yay Margo! I have one entrant...unless there are others that just haven't posted here. I hope I get more..I'm excited to see what everyone can do!

Hodgepodgespv - I have changed my comment form..sorry about that! Hope that helps :) Oh, and I'm going to pick the best layout, and I will take that into consideration :)

Allison said...

Hmm... I'll try this. Do we have to use the picture exactly as it is or can I tweak it a little?

margo said...

OK. . . after hours of yelling at the computer the best I can do is tweak an already existing template to have your picture and 3 columns. But you don't want that - and I honestly don't know how people create templates! So if you know CLUE ME IN PLEASE!! :)

Suzanne said...

I am here just to wish you luck! And hope that you have fun and not frustration! I am HTML ignorant, so I can't help, but I can offer lots of encouragement! Even though I do love your background, I know how it is. I changed my background once, but did not attempt to alter any of the 'set' fields!

Can't wait to see what you decide on!
Suzanne

Falling Off The Shelf said...

Suzanne - Thanks for the encouragement! It means a lot :) So far I have only had 1 person send me a layout, and it's GORGEOUS. Although, I do wish there were more people that would participate in this contest, so I can see all of the creativity everyone has.

ParaJunkee said...

Ok - I'm in. But I have to say - this will be the cheapest I've ever done a site for...LOL. Its the competition that lured me in!
-- Parajunkee @ Blog with Bite

Falling Off The Shelf said...

ParaJunkie - I'm so glad you decided to participate! I'm so excited to see what you can do :)

Thanks!

Tynga said...

Here's my entry:
http://layoutfallingoffthesshelf.blogspot.com/

I created a test blog for it, I'll give you the code if I win =)

ParaJunkee said...

Here is my entry. I changed your picture up a bit, but that's b/c it was a bit overpowering in its entirety.

http://paratesty3.blogspot.com/

Falling Off The Shelf said...

Wow! I've gotten 3 entries so far to this contest, and I'm really going to have to sit down to choose...because they are ALL GORGEOUS! I may need help from my sister...or hey...even my readers to figure out who will win!

Looking forward to seeing if anyone else will enter before the deadline :)

Laina said...

It's still October 1st... is okay if I enter? I'm not quite done mine, but I'm going to post them in probably an hour. So... please keep it open a little longer?

Laina said...

Okay! So if it's still open, these are my entries!

http://testblogforfallingofftheshelf.blogspot.com/
http://testblogforfallingofftheshelf2.blogspot.com/
http://testblogforfallingofftheshelf3.blogspot.com/

If you like any of them, I'll just need you to send me your current html so I can can customize them so you won't lose any of your gadgets or anything. And I can change anything you don't like or want different...

Alright, so my fingers are crossed! :)

Laina said...

Oh, just so you know... I tweaked the header picture just a tiny bit because I'm not a big fan of giant square pictures for headers.

Falling Off The Shelf said...

Laina - They're great! You were in time to enter, so don't worry. I'm gonna have to sit down and really think on these, cause they're all beautiful!

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