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This is a paragraph within .entry-body .entry-content. The styles on the page are the base-weblog.css doc and these styles to help define what needs to be controlled:

#container { background:#eeeeff; }

#banner { background:#ffeeee; }
#banner-inner { background:#ffeeee; }

#pagebody { background:#eeffee; }
#pagebody-inner { background:#eeffee; }

#alpha { background:#ededed; }
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.entry { color:#f00; border:1px solid #f00; }
.entry-header { color:#f00; background:#cccc00; }
.entry-footer { background:#eeee00; }

#beta { background:#cccccc; }
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.module { border:1px solid #333333; }
.module-header { background:#ddddff; }
.module-content { background:#eeeeee; }
Hopefully, editing the css of this page in the Firefox "Edit CSS" window will give you insight into tweaking your own template. The most difficult thing that I've found so far is understanding the ID structure well enough to push it around...

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This is a paragraph within .entry-body .entry-content A div of the entry class contains a header, some content, and a footer.

This is another paragraph within .entry-body .entry-content A div of the entry class contains a header, some content, and a footer.

Create your Blog

Getting started is actually really easy. A few minutes after logging in you'll be ready to publish your blog. The Penn State Blog platform takes advantage of your Penn State Personal Webspace so all your files are stored where you can get to them.

After you log in, you'll see your personal Blog Dashboard where you'll be able to create and manage as many blogs as you choose. Want a blog for a course? One for sharing pictures? One for random thoughts? No problem. The Penn State Blog platform lets you decide what you want to share.

Getting started is easy. When you are ready, just take a look at some of the getting started materials and you'll be creating your blog in no time at all.

Publish your Words

Your blog gives you a chance to say what you want quickly and easily. With only a few clicks it is possible to be ready to create content without the need to know HTML or anything about web publishing. Your blog is your ticket to create all sorts of content that is easily shared on the web.

Once your blog is setup you can use it to create content of all types. From thoughts, course notes, managing class discussions, to sharing the pictures, movies, or podcasts you create -- your blog makes it easy. And since it works with your established Penn State Personal Webspace, everything you create belongs to you. Think of your blog as your personal content management system that you will be able to sort, search, and retrieve anything you decide to create with it.

Whatever it is that you want to create, the Penn State Blog platform will enable you to publish it.

Engage your Community

One of the greatest things about your blog is the way you can actively engage visitors. Blogs allow you to accept comments on your posts to create conversations with your readers. If someone reads your words and feels compelled to talk to you about it, all they have to do is click "comment" and share their thoughts. If you want your readers to be able to subscribe to your blog via RSS, no problem. The Blogs at Penn State toolset creates your feed for you.

With the Penn State Blog platform you are in control of how you engage the community. You can decide to accept comments, have them moderated, or just make certain posts read only. It is your blog and we hope you take advantage of the opportunity to engage your community.

Share your Media

Sometimes a movie speaks louder than words, why not just share it? With the Penn State Blog platform sharing the media you create is simple. With a few clicks, you can instantly share pictures you've taken, movies and podcasts you've created, and other the other things you make without any knowledge of HTML.

And since the PSU Blog stores all your media in your Penn State Personal Webspace, everything you share still belongs to you.

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The Blogs at Penn State is a pilot project exploring the use of blogs in higher education. Once you have established your blog, you are free to use it as you see fit. Blogs are published in your personal web space, so they belong to you. If you would like to participate, simply request an account.

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