How do we create a simple website in our colours including background

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How do we set up a simple website with a blue back ground , white central text area and our banner which has a white background , and coloured navigation buttons please.
We have a silver membership.
thanks you
Carol ride
Darebin Climate Action now
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Hello Carol

In order to create the website, you will first need to choose your Style Template. As a Yola Silver user, you have access to our Premium Styles. A lot of Free Styles and almost every Premium Style allow you to customize the background colour of a page. Please take some time to browse our Styles to find the best Style for your needs which provides an editable background and coloured navigation buttons.

Once found, you can change the background colour as follows:
  1. Open your website in Sitebuilder.

  2. Click on the "Page" tab.

  3. In the "Page Properties" area, click on "Background".

  4. To change the background colour, click on the arrow next to "Background Fill".

  5. Choose a colour manually by moving the circles, or enter the code of a specific colour. Please see our Colour Code Chart for the codes of webfriendly colours.

  6. Click on "OK", again on "OK", and check the result in Preview.
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Hi Stefan.
I'm working with Carol on this.
This is our website:

(i) It's hard to change templates as we need one that will fit our logo in the banner section. Most of them have the wrong shape banner or incompatible colours on the page buttons. So I can't find another one to change to. Can you suggest one?

(ii) We can't just change the background colour because the text box is transparent and so the background to the text changes colour too. Is there a way of making the text box white rather than transparent?

(iii) Another problem is that our logo isn't quite big enough to fill the space in the banner photo box and so there are two ugly black bars beside it where the black background of the banner box shows at the edge. Is it possible to change the background of the banner box to white?


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Hi Jane

Thank you for your detailed feedback. I'd suggest this: Just let me know which Style Template you'd like to use, and I'll show you how to make everything else compatible. Please go through our Styles again and choose any you want. I will then be able to assist you with adjusting your banner area, Text Widget background, and colours of the page buttons. As a user who has Yola Silver, you will be able to customize your website the most possible, and I can assist you with this.

Once you found your Style, please tell me the Style name and the colour you want for your Page Buttons. Make sure to choose a Style that actually has Page Buttons (your current Style doesn't have any). Then let me know on this thread, and I'll see what I can do for you.