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Images in Different Parts of Four Blogspot Themes

The four newest BlogSpot themes are: Contempo, Soho, Emporio and Notable. Unlike previous themes, they are mobile optimized, so I no longer use the older themes.

You can just use a default design package, but you can also easily insert an image of your choosing to customize your site. You can add your own image in a variety ways, such as in place of the Background, in an Image Widget or behind the Header.


My sample Image for this post


For simplicity's sake, all these screenshots are from a desktop PC. I am not including any screenshots from a smartphone. But if you are doing design work, always check both anytime you change anything.

Contempo


The background image for this theme is placed behind the header. The samples below are the second version of Contempo.


Blogger Admin Panel



Default



With sample background image



Using an Image widget above posts instead of a Background image



As a Header background image



Header background image paired with the default Background

Soho


This is the second theme listed and it uses the background image below all the header stuff. It's a large image and it moves the content down substantially. The samples below are the third version of Soho.


Blogger Admin Panel



Default Background for this theme



With the Sample image as the Background



Image widget above posts instead of a Background image



As a Header background image



Header image paired with the default Background

Emporio


This is the third theme. The samples below are from the fourth version. The default layout has no background image, but you can add one and I like this theme a whole lot and I use it frequently.


Blogger Admin Panel



The default Background for this theme contains no imagery



With the Sample Background



Image widget above posts instead of a Background image ("Featured Post" is turned off)



As a Header background image

Notable


This is the fourth theme. It doesn't actually allow you to use a background image. Yes, you can select a background image and sometimes that alters the color scheme, but the image itself won't show up on the actual website. If you want to add graphics, you will need to add them some other way, such as part of the header or via an Image widget.


Blogger Admin Panel



Default Background for this theme



Image widget above posts instead of a Background image



As a Header background image

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