Thursday, June 4, 2015
Monday, May 26, 2014
Blogger isn't that hard to use.But there are times I want to give up on it. Like when a simple tasks turns into an all day adventure. Titles don't line up and images are squashed. Page breaks are shoot and miss. And don't get me started on the SEO issues. IMHO it's harder than it has to be. I think this because I've developed in other platforms. WordPress, Drupal, Stripe, and even Joomla are easier to use. But when it comes to management, Blogger beats them hands down. And if you want to just login and post, Blogger does that. You just can't do the usual point and click stuff. So let's simplify a few of them on a sitewide level.
Friday, November 29, 2013
How are Short Links Used?Let's say that you're at a restaurant and someone asks you how they can find you on Google Plus. And let's say that you're not +Guy Kawasaki or +martin shervington . You grab a napkin and begin explaining how to find you. After several re-looks at your phone, and rechecking the numbers, you finally end the conversation with "What's your email address, I'll send you a link to my profile!" Face it. Remembering all the addresses to your own stuff is hard enough, never mind OPU! (Other People's URL's)
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
If you're reading this, you're probably not a 'code warrior'. You're probably like me. You can't just sit down and pound out page after page of ampersands, brackets and ampersands. You're more of a tweaker.
That doesn't mean you can't usually get the results you want from a template. It just means that sometimes you have to search for helpful websites to give you some guidance. Something sort of 'specific' in context, but 'general' in terms of offering the solution. That's what this is. It's a way to change the way your 'Most Popular Post" module in Google's Blogger application appears on your page. This is how you can do that.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
If you've used Google Blogger for a while, you've already experienced HMS. Because I made up the term HMS for this article, it's possible you may not know what it is. HMS is the three letter acronym for what I call 'Hollywood Menu Syndrome". That's when you try to make a menu in Blogger, can't figure it out...so you 'act like' it don't matter to you.
Take my advice and don't give up your day job. You aren't going to win any oscars for this role. The truth is, menus do matter. And Blogger's ability to create them are not very intuitive. Notice that I didn't say 'awful'. That's because once you figure some basic stuff out, you can make a pretty attractive site using Blogger. My mission is to help you do that...using Google Apps and tools.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Google Blogger is too hard to personalize. That's true about some things, not so much about others. One of the things I hear about is the Nav Bar. If you have a blog that's hosted with Google Blogger, there's a good chance that you have one of these. All blogger accounts come standard with them installed. There's really nothing wrong with these, and sometimes I don't mind clicking on the 'next' blog just to experiment. It's always a interesting. But it's a guessing game as to what you'll get A shot in the dark. The video at the end of this article will show you how to get rid of it.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
If you don't mind digging into the code a little, then this will give you the ability to really spice up the header of your Blogger website. Just remember each template is a little different. I've provided some images in this tutorial that I hope will help you figure out how to add more widgets to your header.
Monday, October 7, 2013
There are more than one way to do this, including this one at Silly Grrl. The solution that she suggests can be done by many people, and is a great suggestion. Not everyone is comfortable digging into the html code of a Blogger template. This solution is for those that want an easy way to remove the home button, without altering the code. (But, if you don't mind working with code...I would suggest SillyGrrl's solution.
Monday, August 5, 2013
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Monday, July 15, 2013
Below is an image of what it looked like.