Sunday, July 05, 2009

How to make your own blog button

And per my friend Becky's request, I found some really easy to follow directions over at A Heart For Home.

Let me know when you make a button, I'd love to see what you create!


How to make a three column blog template.

If you are going to change your blog to a three column template, read this whole post before you start, less you find yourself like I found myself, frustrated and ready to throw the computer out the window because you were like a man and didn't read all the directions. (Sorry to the man out there that actually does read directions. I have not given up faith that you really do exist)

I have had a couple of people ask me about my switch to a three column blog template and how to put a "grab my blog button" link on a page. So I thought that instead of answering everyone's e-mails about it, I would just put it out once, just in case the information is useful to others as well.

No, I don't know how to use html. However, I have become quite skilled at making my computer think I do. I often will come into blogger and post something into my blog and then grab the html code so that I can use it somewhere else. But, instead of stealing the information that I used to change my format and posting it to my blog as my own, I decided that I would fess up and give credit where credit is due. You can find directions on how to change a blog from two columns to three columns by clicking HERE

Okay, now this is where I got frustrated. Once I got three columns, they were all squished together. I sat there making one minor adjustment after another in the html code until I got it close enough to live with (It still is off on the sides but I didn't figure it was worth the high blood pressure that it was going to cause me). Anyway, if I had just read all of the directions, I would have found that there were also instructions on how to adjust your margins within the columns which you can find HERE

Thanks to the guy or gal that was kind enough to build a separate blog for this!

PS: If this information was useful to you, I'd love to hear about it. If there is something else on this page that you don't know how I did, leave me a comment and I'll tell you how I did that too (or more likely, link you to the place where I found the directions). Information on how to get your own blog button coming soon!