Why can't I understand the tutorials? Is it something about me even my best friend won't tell me? Help!

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How do I shift the site name on the banner?/Change the banner's size/ Change the border size around text/Re size a 'photo to fit the banner?
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Hi Tre-

Good questions.

Q: How do I shift the site name on the banner?
A: You may resolve this by adding text to the graphic/image of the banner that you upload. If you do this, you can place the text anywhere within the graphic that you'd like.

Q: Change the banner's size?
A: This is not something you can change as it is determined by each style, however, you may find some styles suits your banner size needs better than others.

Q: Change the border size around text/Re size a 'photo to fit the banner?
A: I think this is again a banner sizing/re-sizing question and this not an edit you can make in the style itself, but selecting a different style may help you with this. You may also find that uploading an image that is pre-sized to the dimensions noted on the banner image itself will help. Any image editing software can be used to do this.

What style are you using? Have you published it? If so, can we see it?

I hope I have answered your questions, if not, please let us know.

- Graphic Designer, Synthasite
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The problem is, I don't know how to add text; when I clicked on the box which had the size recommended, nthing happened. I'm asking about the border around text in the page body; I did choose some sizes, but I don't know how to get back into the size definition thingey. I haven't published it yet. It's the one with the black header with a pink and blue flower.I appreciate your help. Tre
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Hi Tre,

If you want to know how to resize, write on, and do other things to an image to be uploaded as a header, you can do all of that in piknik.

-Log in to synthasite and open your site in the site builder

-Upload the image you want to the file manager (you may have already done this)

-Click on the header (this will open the file manager)

-Click on the image you want

-At the bottom right you will see "Open Image in Piknik" (or something like that)

-Click that button and wait for Piknik to load

-Once there, you can change the image however you want (write on it, resize it, give it affects ...), and when you press finish, the image will automatically come up as your header image

-This is only a suggestion, and is how i do it

Good luck. I hope you find an answer.

(What is Piknik? (in case you don't know) Piknik is an image editor and it is built into Synthasite. You can edit any image with Piknik. You can also use Photobucket image editor, but Piknik is less complicated)
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Thanks for that, I shall try that when I'm back home. I did use picnic a bit. I think I should try to get the image quite small, but don't know which size would be moptimum for the banner. Thanks so much for being so helpful. Tre