How editable are banners and backgrounds, and what are the editing limitations? e.g. Flower Blossom template

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If I choose the Flower Blossom template can I remove/replace the images of the flower, rocks and leaves? I'd like to know exactly what Editable Banner and Background mean in terms of what are the limits there before I pay for a switch.
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Hello Jason

What a great question. When we say that a banner is editable, what this means is that the existing banner in its entirety can be replaced by your own custom banner. It does not mean that a particular detail (such as the flower image) on the banner can be removed.

This also goes for your background. You can replace the background image with your own background image.

I hope this answers your question. Please let me know if it does not.
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Partly answered, Sanja. What about working with different fonts and sizes in the banner heading title? I can't seem to do that. What about moving the heading title to different areas of the banner? These seem like simple things so either I'm not getting it or Yola needs to improve their silver premium banners.

Maybe my solution is learning out how to create and upload my own banner. Thanks.
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Hi Jason

I agree that the best thing is to create the banner to include the placement of your header. Then upload this to your site.
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Too bad, now I have to educate myself on banner creation. Part of the reason I upgraded to Yola silver was thinking the templates and banners would have more customizable options. I like both webs and yola for free website design (each has pros and cons), but in the banner category webs handles this much better as you can change text fonts/sizes, add a subtitle, move things anywhere etc within the banner.
Yola needs to step up their options in this aspect.
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Hi Jason
You can make your banner in just about any photo creation software. I use an old inexpensive version of Photoshop Elements. It's not the fanciest, but more than I need.

To get the space for your title positioned right use the longest page title you will be using. Then make your banner leaving that space blank.

You can change the fonts, sizes and styling by adding a line of css. Post here and someone can help you out with that.
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Hello Jason

If you wish, you can try doing a bit of coding to help achieve what you want. For example, if you wish to change the page heading text, try this:

1. Go to the "Properties" tab.
2. In the box under "Page Heading", enter the font code which would look like this:

<font color="#5dc4d3" face="Times New Roman" size="5">heading goes here</font>

Replace the "5dc4d3" with the hex value number of the color you want. Please refer to our HTML Color Code Chart for web friendly colors.

You can change the font type by replacing "Times New Roman". It is advisable to use web-friendly fonts. You can find a list of these by clicking on the "A" icon on the Text Editing toolbar.

You can change size of the your font by replacing the number "5". You can enter a numeric value from 1- 10. Please keep in mind, that by changing the size, your page heading may shift down closer to the bottom of your banner area.

There are other things you can do as well. You can look at the Page source and see what codes are being used to set up the default settings and then drag over the HTML Widget and add the CSS code to overwrite it.

Having said all this, I do appreciate your feedback and understand where you're coming from. I have passed this onto our product team for consideration. In the meantime, I hope that you will be able to use this idea.
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Thanks, Jean and Sanja. I will work on it!