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This layout is basically a tweak on a previously released layout: Central. But I was using it a lot so I figured I might as well release it! Blackletter is an extremely basic one-column layout that features a fairly flexible header scheme.


  1. Go to your Customize page.
  2. Under "Select a New Theme", type "Blanket" in the Search box.
  3. Find "Peach" (by [personal profile] sforzinda) and click Apply Theme
  4. Click the button that says Customize Your Theme.
  5. Click Custom CSS on the left. Uncheck use layout's stylesheets! It should look like this!
  6. Copy and paste the following into the custom stylesheet box and click "Save Changes":

For a layout with header text (as in preview) —

For a layout without header text —

Customizing the header

This layout was designed with a simple-to-customize header component. The default size of the header is 650 x 200 pixels, but you can tweak the CSS to other dimensions.

To change the header, find these lines of code (hint: they're at the very top for easy editing) and replace the url in red with the url of the image you want to use! You can also delete the line altogether if you don't want to use a header background; it looks a bit like this.

#header {
    margin: 1em auto 2em;
    text-align: center;
    height: 200px;
    width: 650px;

Please credit to [personal profile] terra or [community profile] vigils. Feel free to modify/redistribute however you like! You an see some tweaks I've made to the CSS shell (and a header image without the text) here. This layout uses icons by Paul Armstrong, and patterns from Subtle Patterns, both licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

Date: Thursday, September 6th, 2012 09:37 pm (UTC)
twtd: (Default)
From: [personal profile] twtd
This is georgeous.

Date: Friday, September 7th, 2012 05:33 am (UTC)
grackle: denis leary looks pretty (Default)
From: [personal profile] grackle
I realize this defeats the purpose of the layout a little, but is there a way to have little icons showing like you have in your "Central" style? I've been using your style for a few hours now and it made me realize I enjoy icons more than I thought I did.

If this is a rude thing to ask, I apologize and please just delete this comment.

Date: Friday, September 7th, 2012 06:31 am (UTC)
grackle: denis leary looks pretty (Default)
From: [personal profile] grackle
It didn't seem to do anything. I'm replacing

.entry .userpic {
display: none }

with what you just posted. Is that right?

Also thank you very much!
Edited Date: Friday, September 7th, 2012 06:33 am (UTC)

Date: Friday, September 7th, 2012 07:57 am (UTC)
grackle: denis leary looks pretty (Default)
From: [personal profile] grackle
it worked! Thank you!

Date: Friday, September 7th, 2012 11:26 pm (UTC)
teal: (bunny。got some snow there)
From: [personal profile] teal
Just a quick question! I've got a big title for my journal and want to make the header text smaller, any way to do that?

Date: Friday, September 7th, 2012 11:33 pm (UTC)
teal: (happy。all smiles here)
From: [personal profile] teal
Thank you! That worked perfectly~ 3em put it right center in the box.

Date: Saturday, September 15th, 2012 08:41 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] blut
Wow, great work! +MEM!

Date: Sunday, September 16th, 2012 07:34 am (UTC)
widowmaker: (Default)
From: [personal profile] widowmaker
Is there a way to get usernames and community names to display on the read pages? Or am I installing this wrong? I've used another one of your layouts (they are all gorgeous) and had the same problem, I can't figure out if I'm borking it or what.

Date: Monday, September 24th, 2012 12:26 am (UTC)
vampirique: (Default)
From: [personal profile] vampirique
hi friend i'm taking this thx

love ophelia

Date: Saturday, September 29th, 2012 08:13 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] bigbrasskey
This is lovely, using with credit on my writing journal!

Date: Saturday, December 15th, 2012 10:40 pm (UTC)
sobered: (yeah?)
From: [personal profile] sobered
oh hey i totally do still have this page open!

you may not need comments or credit but you deserve them, your layouts are gorgeous and i really like this one. it is clean and neat and the instructions are all really clear! thank youuu

Date: Saturday, January 26th, 2013 04:49 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] codegal
Exactly what I'm looking for! Gorgeous! *A*

Date: Monday, February 11th, 2013 06:43 pm (UTC)
flyingharmony: (Default)
From: [personal profile] flyingharmony
GORGEOUS! Taking fo ra few RPG accounts, thank you so much <333. Credit is self-evident :)

Date: Monday, March 25th, 2013 05:50 am (UTC)
aegistheia: (Default)
From: [personal profile] aegistheia
Lovely layout! I'm modifying parts of it for my writing journal. Thank you for sharing!

Date: Thursday, May 16th, 2013 07:44 am (UTC)
letsallchant: chandelier (chandelier)
From: [personal profile] letsallchant
Your layouts are the best I've seen on DW so far. I like how modern and simple they are. I love this, and I'll be using this soon.

Date: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 06:46 pm (UTC)
pinchhittermods: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pinchhittermods
Beautiful layout, I'm using. Thanks!

Date: Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 05:10 am (UTC)
venturer: (Default)
From: [personal profile] venturer
I don't know if you're still looking at this or not, but I LOVE this layout and had used it on a previous journal. I wanted to use it again, but I'm having a bit of a problem with it where the journal's subheader is showing next to the header, instead of underneath it.

For some reason, it's doing this on my new journal, but not the old one that I still have it on. I even tried going back and taking the code from the old one and it's still doing it.

[personal profile] fascinator this is the old, functional one
[personal profile] venturer this is the new one, with the problem

Any idea what might be going on?

Date: Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 06:14 am (UTC)
venturer: (Default)
From: [personal profile] venturer
Thank you so much for replying! I do like the grey background in the header very much.

Date: Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 06:06 pm (UTC)
venturer: (Default)
From: [personal profile] venturer
That worked perfectly! Thank you so much for replying so quickly and for the help. (And for making the beautiful layout in the first place and being willing to share.)


vig·il /ˈvijəl/
a : evening or nocturnal devotions or prayers —usually used in plural
b : the act of keeping awake at times when sleep is customary; also : a period of wakefulness