I've been drooling over all the new blog banners. I knew exactly what I wanted -- it was all inside my head. However, my head is a scary place and to add to that, I have zero computer skills. I only know how to type because I dropped Physics in high school and typing was the only other option available at that time. Anyway, I got my blog banner from Jen at Jots and Pixels. Here is how it really works to get a banner from Jots and Pixels. It was all done through emails. Jen asked me what colors I liked, particular design elements I had in mind, etc. She also took the time to look through my blog to get an idea of what I make, etc. I told Jen that I was pretty sure I wanted some polka dots, blue and orange, and something clean and crisp, with no doodles or flourishes. (I like doodles and flourishes but I have this image of myself as being able to create clean and crisp designs. No, therapy didn't help!!) I got to choose from a whole bunch of fonts and then Jen was emailing me versions and I was making suggestions and it was so much FUN. After about 10 emails, Jen had created a blog for me that was exactly what was in my head. How cool is that? Then the PROBLEM. I had a nice blog banner but no way to get it from the attachment to Jen's email to the top of my blog. To be honest, I was pretty frustrated. I had this great banner and no one could see it. Jen sent me some links which purported to explain how to upload the banner but Jen made one big mistake. She confused me with someone who understands computerese. I gave up and figured no blog banner for this girl. JEN to the rescue. She came up with EASY, step by step instructions to me to "edit the html". I didn't think for a minute that I could edit html. Hint: it is just deleting letters and substituting other letters exactly in the manner Jen says to. I can follow directions that assume you are a moron!! It worked. Jen's instructions were so easy that I had the banner up and running in like 5 minutes! I swear those directions are worth the price of a banner!! I know that there are other awesome banner designers competing for your business. When comparing, make sure to ask how the banner will get from your email to your blog! Thanks Jen!