Clearly, after such exertion I have stayed inside all day today and have completed the other marathon - I think I've been sat here all day fiddling and doing bits and bobs and moving things on my blog; it takes a lot of concentration and nail-biting moments when I actually lost everything: NOTE!!! I'm not joking, I made a major boo-boo and lost the whole lot but luckily a while ago I'd made a copy of the whole template; if you value your blog and don't want to lose anything I advise you do the same NOW!!! It's fairly simple: just right click the screen when viewing your blog, on the list of options click 'source' or 'view source'; this will bring up the apparent hieroglyphic/Arabic/Chinese list but is in fact the html text of your template. Highlight the whole thing, copy and paste to another file (Notepad/ Word/Text Doc...)
Anyway, all I've done is adjusted the template to have 3 columns instead of 2 and the header banner now crosses the whole screen. This of course was not me doing it all, I visited the very helpful Blogger Tips and Tricks blog and also got the whole template clone from Thur's site. He has done a Minima clone with 3 columns and all I did was adjust the widths a bit and change all the colours etc (He had the 'normal' Minima template cloned). The central column should float so if you have different screens/browsers it should fill the gap between the two fixed sidebars.
I've been looking at a few other hacks/shortcuts as well and can show one below from this page of Blogger Tips. Basically putting images side by side...also these are titled and linked...in fact they sum up my weekend as well!!! Soon I'm going to attempt the 'trick' that we all see in the profressional blogs where they post a paragraph and then you click a link to 'The full Article' or '+/- to expand/close' the article...both these options are in Blogger Help but today I have failed miserably to succeed.
Plenty to eat and drink: OK...too much to drink and not much to eat and none of the other! S.O.