Author: Carrie Petri


Good work on this template. i was going to use another one, then I noticed this, and its great! Gonna use it. Thanks :D

I'm using this one right now, and it's beautiful, very clean-looking, but bright.

Thank you.

I'm using this one and I too really enjoy it. I like it's clean look but yet it's happy and bright!

I am using this template from today. It is really really good. I have just two questions: how to increase the size of the font and how to change the colour of fonts, appearing in the sidebar.

just wanted to say the template, so clean, and am using it now. =)

This template is great, but the last two days the back ground has been on the fritz and it is white instead of blue. Because the text is white in the body and comments, it makes for quite a blank screen unless you select the text with the mouse. I hope this is fixed soon or I'll have to switch...

Oops. posted under the wrong one. The previous comment should have been under the dark style template above this.

I've been using this template for a few weeks now. All the sudden a few days ago the banner disappeared. My blog is Can someone help me out?
Thanks, Andrew

I've been absolutely loving this, and other templates, from here. Thanks so much!

I've been using it without problems until a couple days ago (today is 7/15) when mine, as well as another blog I visit that uses the tropical template, stopped showing the graphics: the top bar, the sun by each post, etc. It still shows up in IE, but not in Firefox, which, again, hasn't had a problem until just a couple days ago. Any reason for this?

Only work with IE, Is it possible to fix the problem to be able to see it with Firefox too.

Just started using this template on one of my blogs at . It looks great. However, started facing the same problem mentioned by others above, viz., the background graphics missing.

Removing the following piece of code fromt he template:

/************** REMOVE THIS TO UNHIDE THE BLOGGER NAVBAR ****************
**/ #b-navbar {height:0px;visibility:hidden;display:none} /**

seems to solve the problem in Firefox.

I removed the "unhide" code back when I first started using the template... still not seeing the background graphics... again, a recent problem. Any other ideas? I do thank you for your help...

I'm also not seeing the background graphics (header and smaller ones like the mini sunshines) in Firefox or in IE. Other suggestions? Thanks!

I think the root of the problem lies in the afct that there are so many people linking back to the css file. One way to solve this problem is to copy the css code from and paste it into your own template.

Classy template. I was wondering if there is any way to change the font size of the links?

I still can't get my heading to show up in Firefox? My blog description shows up, but not the blog title??? I would love some help.,

Yeah, me too... the background image doesn't show in Firefox. I removed this bit long ago:

/************** REMOVE THIS TO UNHIDE THE BLOGGER NAVBAR ****************
**/ #b-navbar {height:0px;visibility:hidden;display:none} /**

... but that didn't help anything.

I did try replacing this line:

@import url('');

with the code from, but that makes the right hand column appear on the bottom of the blog, after all the posts.

I'll keep trying to figure it out, but if anyone can help, that would be great!


OK, I think I've fixed mine. All I did this time was to remove this whole script:

script type="text/javascript" src="">

Now my banner shows up, everything is where it should be, and it looks great. The profile photo is still huge, but that doesn't actually bother me much.


Sigh... well, I sure posted that comment prematurely! It worked the first time it loaded, but not when I reloaded it.

It looks fine in Opera, and OK in IE, too. Well, in IE, my Iraq Body Count counter looks wrong, but that's not a template issue, of course.

OK, maybe NOW I've fixed it. It appears to be working when reloaded, or when I cruise to other pages and then load my blog again. So I hope this might help others.

Right under this line:

@import url('');

I pasted in the following code from

background: url(;
background: url( no-repeat top right;

body, div{
font-family: tahoma;
background: url( no-repeat;
width:100% !important;

Please keep in mind that I don't really know what I'm doing... I'm just fooling around with it to see what might work. This seems to work, so the fooling about stops now! :-)

good tip, and it works! what do I need to do to get rid of the blogger top nav bar though?


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The problem with Firefox is related to the "import" of two CSS nested files.
It is the "@import url('');" line you can see at the beginning of the "style" block.
Inside that first CSS file there is another import that is "@import url(base-weblog.css);".

To fix the problem you just have to copy the two CSS files content in the "style" block (without any "import" of course).
Copy and paste from: (first part, general page settings) (second part)

Thats all folks :)

I tried to use the Soleil template but the sidebar appears at the bottom of the page and not on the side... is it me? or is this a quick fix?
I love it and want to use it, someone guide me pleaaaase!

Is anyone else getting this error:

"Your template could not be parsed as it is not well-formed. Please make sure all XML elements are closed properly.
XML error message: The content of elements must consist of well-formed character data or markup."

Ive tried copying the code in, as well as uploading the html file.