When I got the sense to switch to Movable Type I knew better. I spent a month sketching out and thinking about the architecture of the site. Then I just used the default "Classic" style. There will be a time to make things pretty and unique, and more importantly, have liquid pages that fill the browser window width. That time is down the road.
Still, I wanted to have some difference in the 8 or 9 blogs that comprise the site. My design philosophy already includes a unique home page and table of contents. So to make the blogs look interesting I put a background image in the header. I did this by adding a style rule to the blog stylesheet and uploading the image to the blog site. I used FileZilla and went around the whole "asset" malarkey. The code I added to the stylesheet I got out of the great and faboulsy Syllizer. I added a rule in stylizer, saved that to a local file, and then cut-and pasted that into the sylesheet template in Movable Type. The code worked out to be:
I played with the repeat and position rules in Sylizer, but then disabled them. I just figured to paste the code including the disabled part in, to remind me of my options down the road. The code let m eput a repeating image of a bullet with a diamond tip behind the header of the Diamond Bullets blog. I used the same mething to put a repeating imgage of the no-cheeze iso symbol behind hte header of the Recommended or not blog.
[Update} I had such fun putting a picture strip in the header I did one for every blog. Then I repeated the exact same code but substituted #footer where the the above has #header. Now the picture repeats across the footer as well.