Sunday, August 12, 2007

Buttons to the Rescue: Where Do We Start

Buttons are a great way to let others know what you are doing, your opinions, and what swaps you are involved in. Here is some info on how to do that.

  • First right click on the button and 'copy image location' or 'save image as' and then save it to your computer.
  • From here you need to find a photo hosting sight such as 'Flickr', 'Yahoo', 'AOL'. This will host your photo with out taking up the bandwidth of the sight you are taking the button from. Upload and save to your photo sharing site and copy the URL. If you are using flick you click on 'All Sizes' and scroll down and you will find number 2 will give you the URL to save and use (copy this).
  • Then when you want to add it to your page you use Configure HTML/Javascript and use this for posting... 1. a href="SWAP LINK HERE" 2. - 3. img src="LINK FROM FLICKR WITH THE SITE ADDRESS"/4. (this is not the full HTML code - but how you make it correct is by putting <> brackets around each of the links above (where I have placed the numbers). If you need assistance with this I will be happy to email the full look of the code, because blogger will not allow me to post it here.
  • This will post the button and link it to the swap page.
  • Hope this helps!
Happy Swapping everyone and thank you for those of you who have already put up your questionnaire! We do hope this tea party proves to be just what everyone needs as we finish up the summer months.

Do enjoy some tea and scones if you'd like!


Chris H said...

Well, I'm lost right at step one - I don't get a choice of 'copy image location', only "copy" or "copy shortcut". Looks like I'll have to be asking my 12 year old how to do this, since it's making me nuts...LOL

Cindy said...

I cannot thank you enough for posting this info. I have been completely lost on how to add a button! I finally figured out how to get the button on my blog, but then couldn't figure out how to link it to the swap page. Your directions finally got me the whole way there! A million thanks-Cindy

RedThread said...
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RedThread said...

Can we make our own button?

Süßstoff said...

This is so great! Thank you for explaining the whole thing.