CSS – So Easy Your Grandma Could Do It

Today I want to push you all out into territory which might seem a little scary but which will be good for all of you. At least, it will be good for all of you wordpress users.

The two questions I get asked most are probably:

  1. Can I change some of the colors on my blog
  2. Can I change the font size on my blog

The answer to both of those questions is invariably YES… and in most cases is ridiculously simple.

In fact, it’s so simple that even your Grandma could do it.

What You Need:

To do this quickly and easily, you need to install either the Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser on your computer.

You then need to watch the following video and follow the step by step instructions in it.

What it’s going to teach you to do is learn how to use some simple yet advanced features of the browsers to experiment with changes to your blog design with absolutely zero risk of breaking anything – and then how to apply it to your blog.

This video is the shorter, version. See below it for a slightly longer tutorial (you’ll probably want to go watch this at Youtube so you can see it a little more clearly):

Here’s the slightly longer version, if you’d like to watch it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X957Y2C1PPU

Don’t be scared, it really is easy…. come on… you know you can do it!

About PeterP

I am a blogger, author, stay at home dad, speaker, web hosting trainer and geek (I was so excited to get an iPad that I actually made up a song and dance about it). I am English by birth, but currently live in California with my wife and our three children. I ran a web hosting business for nine years and found that many, if not most of my clients had never learned how to use any of the functions associated with hosting so I wrote a book to try and teach just those skills. I must admit to having fallen in love with WordPress (possibly a little TOO much) and I honestly find it hard to understand why anyone would use anything different to build a site! WordPress is wonderful! My passion is to help others achieve their goals with their websites/blogs. I believe that, with a little help, anyone can have an awesome site.

11 thoughts on “CSS – So Easy Your Grandma Could Do It”

  1. Michael says:

    Glad I’ve never hit you up to do anything. 🙂

    Actually, I was really excited I figured it out how to change the colors.

    1. PeterP says:

      I was really excited that you figured it out!

      There’s so much stuff like that which people can do themselves with a little trial and error.

      You’ll be a website designer before you know it!

  2. V.V. Denman says:

    Thank you! The complicated just become slightly less so.

    1. PeterP says:

      I hope so.

      Let me know if you need any help or clarification of anything!

  3. Candy says:

    This shall be the year I dive into learning what’s under the hood. If I mess things up, you’ll be around, right? GAAAA!!

    1. PeterP says:

      I look forward to it!

  4. Thank you!
    I wasn’t happy with my blog’s font size … and after watching this (some sections a few times) I was able to change it – thanks a zillion!

    1. PeterP says:

      I’m so glad I could help.

      You never know when you make these videos if they will help anyone.. or even be understandable

      It’s awesome that you can take a little more control of your site now..

  5. jasonS says:

    My grandma died about a year and half ago, so thanks for bringing that up, Peter. 🙂 You’re probably right though, she’s got to be in heaven coding and changing stylesheets.

    All kidding aside, way to be, man. I’ve had to figure out this stuff the hard way. Awesome that there are so many great teachers out there (like you) to help.

    1. PeterP says:

      I’m sorry about your Grandma but I’m sure she’s sitting in heaven thinking “Why didn’t I get into site design while I was alive?”

      You don’t have to go this alone. Let me know if you need help with stuff. I’ve had to figure most of it out myself and am happy to share ideas.

      It was a long time before I realized that I could actually make changes in the ‘Inspect Element’ part of Chrome. For a long time I just used it to track down where in the CSS files things were controlled from.

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