How to move an advertisement to the left in a Blogger blog

Posted on 2014-01-25
Last Modified: 2014-01-26

I am writing a blog and I have placed an ad in it, but I just can't move it to the left.

The URL is:

Does anyoe know how to do that?

Thanks in advance.
Question by:Brejinski
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by:Dan Craciun
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You have margin-left and margin-right set to 15px on your .section class.
That's why the add is not left aligned.

set margin-left to 0px and you'll get the look you want.


Author Comment

ID: 39809438
Thanks, Dan,

But I have a limited knowledge of HTML.

Not sure if you know how Blogger/Blogspot works, but all I did was copy and paste the HTML snippet in a Blogger box (widget).

I am not sure where to set margin-left to 0px.

Any further help will be much appreciated.

<a href="">
<img src="" border="0" width="690" height="90" />
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by:Dan Craciun
Dan Craciun earned 500 total points
ID: 39809447
You'll need to customize your Blogger template.

Step 1
Open your browser and go to

Step 2
Enter the email address and password for your Blogger account, then click the "Sign In" button.

Step 3
Click the link for the blog title you want to edit from your list of blogs to open its "Overview" page.

Step 4
Click the "Template" link located in the left column.

Step 5
Click the "Customize" button.

Step 6
Click the "Advanced" link.

Step 7
Click the scroll-down arrow in the middle column and select "Add CSS."

Step 8
Enter this in the "Add Custom CSS" box: .section{margin-left:0;}

Step 9
Click the "Apply to Blog" button located in the right corner of the page.

After that, your add should be where you want it.

Not a Blogger user, so steps taken from here:
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Author Comment

ID: 39809477
Great, Dan! It worked very well, but the ad is still a tiny little bit to the right. Please see the new picture attached.

Maybe I should charge the border="0"??
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Expert Comment

by:Dan Craciun
ID: 39809483
Please post the link to the page, so I can inspect it and see what the problem is.

Author Comment

ID: 39809489
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Expert Comment

by:Dan Craciun
ID: 39809500
It's off by 2px because of the padding of the parent div, with the class .tabs-inner.

Repeat the steps from my previous post, and at step 8 add this:

Author Comment

ID: 39809517
I really can't thank you enough, Dan!

Now, just a couple of extra questions and we'll call it a day:

1 - How do you know how many pixels you need to move, that is, how do you count the pixels?

2 - How does each CSS snippet "know" where it will be applied?

3 - Any special suggestion to learn a bit of this stuff?

Thanks again!
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Accepted Solution

Dan Craciun earned 500 total points
ID: 39809756
If you use Chrome, you can right click on the element that misbehaves and choose "Inspect element". This will open the elements inspector, where you see your document listed hierarchical, with the current element selected.
In Firefox you can do the same with Firebug (
In IE, I have no idea if someone wrote a plugin for this.

After you select your element, in the right side you will see the css styles applied to it, and if you click on "Computed" you will see the box model of your element, plus, beneath it, all the computed styles that apply.

That's what I used to see what styles I needed to modify to obtain the look you wanted.

As for where to learn, I'd say start with this:

It's the HTML/CSS track from Code Year (which, if you have the time, you should sign up to). It has the benefit that you will learn by doing things.


Author Closing Comment

ID: 39810102
Thanks again, Dan! I've been lookin for those answers for more than a week!

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