Friday, January 30, 2009

Fun Blog for Expectant Mothers!

I found so many cool toys and maternity clothes on this blog :

Hope you enjoy browsing as much as I did!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Valentines Day Earrings!

My Hearts and Coeur Earrings are back in my store for the Valentines holiday. Whose ears will they bring Love to this year?

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tutorial: HTML Button with Code Box for Sharing!

Well I have wanted to add a Blog Button like the one seen above to my blog and I wanted it to have a code box attached beneath so that others can post it to their blog easily. I searched for quite some time to figure out how to do this and I used these two links to help figure it out:
  1. Zakka Life
  2. This forum post
I then had to figure out how to make the code box smaller so that it would fit in my sidebar as the code for the "code box" was making it too wide. I thought I would try to compile a tutorial here to show all the steps I took to do this. Part A. shows you how to create your customized code for your button. Part B. shows you how to use that customized code to create a code box below your button so others can have access to your code to copy and paste on their blog.

Part A. To create the code for my button:
First I selected an image and uploaded it to photobucket.
then I followed the steps outlined in Zakka Life's tutorial as follows:

click on the photo in photobucket that brought up this box (seen in image above) at the bottom right of the screen. I then copied the HTML code seen highlighted in blue.

Then I pasted it in a blank "Word" document. I replaced the highlighted part (see image above) with my blog URL address.

and replaced the highlighted portion above with my shop name.

So the final customized button code looks like this (see image above).

Part B. Create your code box
Now you have to get the code to for the actual "code box" shown here: (See image below)

I pasted this into the same word document just below the previously edited code for my button. I pasted my button code in place of the blue highlighted code seen above.

Then I had trouble getting the code box to fit in my sidebar so I had to figure out how to make it narrower. For this I just tweaked the number shown above in blue (I made mine 15) and it fits fine.

Once again here is the entire final edited code above as seen in my word document once all editing was complete.

Finally I went to my blog and went to "Layout" and clicked on "Add a Gadget" in the right hand sidebar then scrolled down until I reached "HTML/JavaScript" and then I copied the code from my word document pasted the final code (both parts) into the "Contents" and clicked SAVE!

POOF there it is in my right sidebar! I spent two evenings figuring this all out so to save others time I thought I would share my learnings.

How do I do this?

How do I create a button like this (picture show above) with the code for others to copy and paste my blog button on their blog. I have been searching google for "create a button for your blog" and I can't figure it out? Anyone have a tutorial I can follow. Comment below if you can help me out!

Update!!! I have figured it out and will work on a tutorial to share with others. I had to piece together several help links to figure it all out!

Newest Earring!

Here is my newest shop addition. This earring is inspired by electrical type circuitry and reminds me of a filament thus the name Filament Earring! Hope it finds a good home soon. Check it out in my shop!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Help Me Out!

Help me stay on top at Top Momma!

Click here and I will stay up on the Top Momma list!

Its my first time trying this out and it seems like a fun little game. You should try it too!


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