Monday, November 12

Getting my button geek on

Ok well maybe not the best title I know but it is late and I am tired and I do kinda feel like I made some small geeky steps forward.

As a regular reader you will probably have noticed the odd little change here and there. Some have not been that little I guess, like the modified banner and new background colour, but none have been actually stand out and go OMG that girl has had a face lift. Drastic and sudden change is not really something that sits well with me. Everything must be carefully thought out. At least at some point in time.

One thing that I have wanted to change for a while has been my blog button. Now I know that not many people have actually ever grabbed my button but it is nice to have laying around just in case someone asks if I have one. Of course there have been a few rather awesome bloggers that snuck my button on to their blog and I get all kinds of happy feelings whenever I stop by there pages.

When I made my first button I used this rather awesome button generator site that just gave me all the code and stuff that I needed. Naturally once I had decided on the new image I wanted to use I headed straight back there.

If you are in need of a new button for your blog quick step it over to here

You do need to have the image you want to use already saved on the web somewhere, like over at somewhere like Photobucket or own your site,but other than that you just type all the info in and press get code. So so easy.

In case you are wondering here is the new button
A Parenting Life
<div align="center"><a href="http://www.aparentinglife.com" title="A Parenting Life" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z380/lourhi/Newbutton.png" alt="A Parenting Life" style="border:none;" /></a></div>

I made the image in Pixlr
This rather cool, and free, web based program that makes me feel like I have photoshop. I could go into heaps of detail of how you create a canvas size of no more than 150 x 150 pixels but truth be told I fumble my way round and right now do not feel nearly qualified enough to be writing that kind of how to.

Feel free to grab the new button code and paste it all over the place. I know you want to!