first the background-just basic stripes-i decided having the extra dots was just way too much. i just opened up a blank file in photoshop and painted some stripeys.
KG Call Me Maybe. i looooove this font (and the song) so so much!! lately i've really been crushing on tall skinny fonts. for whatever reason the regular version wouldn't work on my mac but i like the skinny version better anyway.
hover' action for now lol.
and talking (or typing) about blog buttons...i made a new one!! and i made one for the linky parties i will be hosting soon...hopefully i'll have it up and running next weekend. there's a really great tutorial on Ellison Lane Quilts on html coding to set up a blog button with a grab box. you can see the final product on my right sidebar.
there's no hardcore html/css coding going on here i did all this just by using blogger gadgets. even my navigation bar across the top is just one big html gadget. when i first really started considering my blog design i thought there was no way i'd be able to get the 'custom' look a lot of the big blogs have without paying someone to do it for me but i think it turned out pretty well...and all i used was blogger gadgets and 3 different html codes!! you can find my previous post here about html coding for social media links. this is the code i used for basically everything-just replace the bolded parts with your own info. you can find the original tutorial here.
<a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Her-New-Leaf-Blog/ 329109590455030" target="_blank"><img src="http://hernewleaf. files.wordpress.com/2012/01/facebook.png"></a>
for the gadget titles you just use the last half of the code:
<img src="http://hernewleaf. files.wordpress.com/2012/01/facebook.png"></a>
and for the button with a grab box go here. i was pretty nervous at first-it all just looks like a jumble of letters but it's really pretty simple cut and paste.
so what d'you think?? are you ready for a totally professional looking blog? it's actually much easier than it seems.
linking up here: