I am thrilled to report that ITKUPILLI at http://blo64rt.blogspot.com resolved the issue of shrunken backgrounds and she updated ALL of her backgrounds with new code to fix the issue and comply to the new blogger ways (Oh Blogger!). She is so wonderful to have done this and her backgrounds are truly the BEST! OK, so I have my old template back... but I'm keeping the pink links (used to be blue). Small changes - baby steps (LOL!).