Saturday, January 24, 2009

Adding a Blog Button to your Blog

Have you noticed blog buttons popping up all over the blogosphere? They are the new cool thing to have on blogs!! It seems like everyone has a grab code box on their blogs!! Once you've grab the code how do you get it on your blog? Here's a tutorial on how to add that special blog button to your blog!

First, of course, you need to highlight and copy and the code inside the scroll box.

Now go to your layout page and click Add a Gadget.

The Add a Gadget Page will now pop up!

Scroll down and click on HTML/JavaScript.

Once the HTML/JavaScript box pops up paste the code in the box.
(the one you grabbed from the scroll box)

Last click save and enjoy!!

You can then go back into your layout page and move the blog button where you want it on your sidebar by dragging and dropping it!! Don't forget to click save at the top of your layout page!!

Amy this was for you!! Hope it was helpful!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Amazing Graphic Designers

I've been fortunate to get permission from some fabulous graphic kit designers!! I've dabbled a little in graphic designs and I am here to tell you it's NOT easy, so these ladies have my up most respect!! I wanted to give them a shout out here! So if you're in to digi-scrapping go and check them out!! Several of them design for free and the kits for sale are always reasonable!! So go now and check them out!!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Love Birds-Freebie

(To download all you have to do is copy and paste the code!)

Just in time for Valentines Day!! I have a new freebie for you!! It's called Love Birds!! Andrea at Here a Scrap There a Scrap has graciously given me permission to use her My Love kit for this Freebie! All I ask is for you to leave me a comment letting me know you snagged the template code and don't forget to display my Blog Button on your blog once you have the template installed!! (Easy step by step instruction on how to install your new template are included in the download!)


Saturday, January 10, 2009

How to change the favicon on your Blogger Blog

My good friend, Anne, asked if I could write a tutorial on how to change the favicon on a Blogger Blog! If you're wondering what a favicon is, let me explain! It's the graphic next the url address in address box! You know this......

Click picture for better viewing.

It's actually quite easy to change the blogger image to one that is unique and fits your blog. Here's a step by step tutorial on how to do it!

1. You need an image that ranges from 16 x 16 to 32 x 32 pixels in size. You can create this on Photoshop and then resize the image. When saving it to your hard drive save it as PNG file.

2. Once you have an image, upload it to the internet. You can use Photobucket, Flickr or you can even publish it in a post on your blogger blog!! (You'll need to get the url address once it's been uploaded.)

3. Now you are ready to change the favicon. You will need go into your layout page and click on Edit HTML. Scroll down just a bit (It's pretty close to top) and look for this code:


Once you locate the code you will REPLACE it with this code:

<link href='URL of your image' rel='shortcut icon' type='image/'/>

(You will need to add the URL address for your image inside this code where is says, URL of your image, in black)

4. Now you are ready to PREVIEW your page, to see if the favicon has been changed! If it is has successfully changed go ahead and click on save!


Saturday, January 3, 2009

How to add authors to your Blogger blog.

Did you know more than one person can be an author on a blog? My sister and I recently started a blog together and I realized it's pretty easy to have more than one author! Here's a tutorial on how to add an author to your blog.

1. Log into your blogger account.

2. Click on the layout or customize.

3. Next click on the Settings Tab.

*Click on images for a better view

4. Once in Settings, click on Permissions.

5. There you will be able to add an author by entering a gmail address. (The other person MUST have a google account.)

6. Now the new author must accept the invitation to be an author by logging into their gmail account.

Now there will be more than one contributor to your blog!!

Granting Administrator Privileges:
(This allows the new author to edit or change the template code)

If you need or want to grant your new author administrative privileges simply go back to the Permission section, after new author has accepted invitation, and click on "grant admin privileges."

And if for what ever reason an author needs to be removed all you have to do is click "remove" under the Permission Section.

Hope this tutorial has been helpful!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New JDC Header