Several people have asked me how I make the pictures on my blog larger than normal. Well it took a while for me to figure it out and I had to ask a couple people along the way.
First I asked Steve, since he has such great pictures that all seem to fit perfectly on his blog, Shooting My Universe. He directed me to a post he had written a while ago titled appropriately enough: Size Matters (The SMU Layout). I also spoke with Mary over on Mary's View. Another fantastic blog with gorgeous photos. Seems I confuse easily though because no matter what I did I couldn't get my pictures quite right (though I think I've finally figured it out on this most recent Frost post).
Then this morning I happened to see Southern Hospitality (love Rhoda's blog!) had a post titled: Fa-La-La! and a Blog Tip! How could I resist a blog tip?! So I headed on over and read her post. Rhoda explains resizing photo's in very simple terms that most anyone can understand. As a matter of fact I'm going to try using her suggestions in my next post. Somehow I think it's what Steve was trying to tell me all along, am I right Steve?
As for my template, I use Minima Stretch, which you will need to use if you're planning on using wide (800 px) pictures. If you ever want to figure out what someone is using for a template, go to their page, right click, then click on 'View Source'. Their whole html template will pop up. When I first started blogging and wanted to make a 3 column blog that's how I figured a lot of it out, by looking at other people's html. Yes, I'm a peeper, okay?
Hope that helps!
*Now if I can only figure out how to change the Title font on my blog post's to a custom font I'll be all set! Any tips on where to find it in my html? Anyone?