May 08, 2013
Welcome to Typepad 101! Whether you want to add some new features to your blog's design, or simply make your blog more functional, Typepad 101 has you covered. If you're at a plan which doesn't include Custom CSS, you can upgrade to put these tricks to use on your blog.
While Typepad gives you great design options right out of the box, some times you just want to jazz things up. It's easy to do this with Custom CSS and the options are as unlimited as your imagination. Here's just some of the ways you can spiff up your blog.
Social media is super important in today's world. What better way to highlight your own social media links than by putting fancy social media icons on your blog? This is a great way to show off your own individuality and put your links out there at the same time.
Your own name and brand is another thing you can easily promote on your blog by adding a signature to the end of each post automatically. This is another excellent way to get your own personality integrated into your blog.
If you want to get even fancier, how about adding your own custom sidebar module headers? Just look at the cute examples in that post. Wouldn't your blog look great with something like that?
Perhaps you're using a border on your columns but it doesn't extend the whole way down the sidebar. This might be a bum you out, but it's something you can change without much work.
On the other end of the spectrum, maybe you're using a design that's perfect except for one little thing. Custom CSS can also help you hide design elements so that your design is exactly how you wanted it.
In addition to all of these changes, don't forget you can work even more CSS magic with Google Web Fonts. Changing up a font or two on your page can breathe new life into just about any design.
The Knowledge Base has other great articles on Custom CSS. Our overview article is a great jumping off point.
Have any questions? Need any help? We're always here for you!