Sunday, April 1, 2012

Follow Up: Social Media Buttons

So, after some fiddling around, the social media buttons finally look like they are suppose to look - small, petite and cute!

I must say a big "Thank You!" to Isa and Kira who quickly replied to my comments asking for help.

First, I tried to make things work through Flickr, by resizing the images using their built in software. However, no matter what I did, the buttons still came up rather large in my sidebar.

Then, Kira suggested that it was perhaps the image hosting site that was causing the problem. So, per her advice, I opened up a Photobucket account and uploaded the images onto there.

I did have a little problem uploading the RSS button; for whatever reason, only half of the image would load. But, Photobucket has a neat little feature called Auto-Fix which filled out the rest of the button. The only downside is that the feature changed the original color of the button. Since I didn't want to fool around anymore with the editing, I saved it as is. Then, I went to the Pinterest button and auto-fixed it, hoping it would save it in the same new color, which it did!

It's been a bit of a learning curve, but I'm happy that I've finally figured this one all out. Maybe one of these days I'll graduate into the big leagues of HTML. But for now, I'm happy with my really basic knowledge :)

So what do you guys think? Any of you head over to Isa's page and snag a set of buttons for your page?


  1. They look great, Hannah! I wanted to tell you, there's this cool little course online called Code Academy - you can go as fast or as slow as you want and there are activities along the way. If you liked fiddling around with your buttons, you'll definitely like this course! Enjoy!

    1. That sounds cool! I'll have to check it out this summer when school's out and I have time on my hand to play around with the site. Thanks for the info! :)



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