Monday, April 27, 2009

Strike-through in Blogger

There's not a really easy way... but you can wrap your text with in the Edit HTML window. I'll show you tomorrow in classPrevious comments

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Wonderful new book coming out on June 9th

Be sure to check out A Cup of Comfort for Dog Lovers II!

Beautiful Mountains

Another Interesting Class

All about linking. Let's try linking to a previous post about canoeing. You can find some great pictures of canoes.
Photo from Flickr and it was from Inaz
Here is a good online backup service

Sunday, April 19, 2009

How to add an image in Blogger

Usually, you want to add an image from your own computer. You can link to an image elsewhere on the Web; that's called "hot-linking," and only some websites allow it. If you have a Flickr or other photo-sharing account, that's fine. If you hot-link to an image without checking whether it's OK with the site owner, you may end up with an embarrassing message instead of an image. Always, you want an image you have the rights to use. There are places to find public domain or Creative Commons images you can use. Here are a few:

Here is a a list of one hundred sources from 2007. Some may have moved or changed, and some may be full of pop-ups or otherwise annoying to use! If you find an image from one of these sites you want to use, download it to your computer by right-clicking and choosing "Save Picture As" ("Save Image As" in Firefox). Browse to the location you want ("My Pictures" for example) and feel free to change the name of the image to something more meaningful to you. But, if the image requires attribution, do not leave the page where you downloaded it until you've copied the link and the name of the person--in other words, leave the page open until you've finished your post. Adding an image on your computer:
  • Click the image icon (to the right of the spell-check)
  • Click Browse
  • Find the image on your computer
  • Click the radio button under the layout you want (None, Left, Right, Center)
  • Click the size you want (Small, Medium, Large)
  • Click Upload Image
  • Click Done
  • You can click on the image and drag it elsewhere in your post
Adding an image from the Web that you KNOW you can hotlink to:
  • You must have the link directly to the image--NOT to the website on which the image is.
  • The simplest way is to right-click on the image and choose "Copy Shortcut" ("Copy Image Location" in Firefox)
  • Once the link is on your clipboard, go back to your Blogger compose window and click the image icon.
  • On the right-hand side, click inside the URL box and paste the link (right-click and choose Paste, or Control-V, or Edit/Paste from the menus)
  • Choose your layout and size (see above)
  • Click Upload Image
  • Click Done
  • Once again, you can click and drag to move the picture
If you change your mind or want to try a different size or layout, click the picture and press your Delete button. If your photo needs attribution (the author lets you use it but wants credit and/or a link), link the photo back to the author or the page it came from. In the compose window, click the photo and then click the Link icon. Paste in the link to the PAGE this time (not directly to the image). You should also add a note attributing the photo to its author. Unfortunately, doing image caption in Blogger is a little advanced. For now, I would recommend at the bottom of your post putting in "Image by so-and-so" with the name linked back to the person's profile (usually the name is a link on the page you got it from; right-click the name, choose "Copy Shortcut," and paste in the link as the URL). You can make the credit line italic and small to distinguish it as sort of a footnote to the post.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

How to make a link in Blogger

Links are made of two parts:

  • the URL (address of the webpage you want to link to--in the address bar, starts with http://)
  • the link text (what you see to click on, usually blue and underlined)
Normally they should be two different things. If you do want the webpage address to be visible, you at least want to take off the http://, which is visual noise. You want to copy and paste the URL, not type it in. So to make links, it's very very helpful to be able to switch back and forth between browser windows or tabs. One window or tab will have the Blogger post you are composing, and one will have the webpage you want to link to. To create a link: 1. Copy the URL to your clipboard:
  • In the tab/window with the website you want to link to, click ONCE in the address bar. This should turn the entire URL blue (highlighted).
  • You can right-click on top of the highlighted URL and choose "Copy"; OR use the keyboard shortcut (Control-C); OR use the Edit menu and choose "Copy"
2. Click back to the Blogger compose window or tab and create the link:
  • In the Blogger compose area, type the link text you want to use.
  • Highlight the link text
  • Click the little icon of a globe with a link (about the middle of the formatting bar)
  • A pop-up window will open with "http://" already highlighted
  • Do not left-click!
  • Either right-click on the highlighted "http://" and choose "Paste"; OR use the keyboard shortcut (Control-V); OR use the Edit menu and choose "Paste."
  • Click "OK"
You're done! Publish the post and test the link. If it doesn't work, edit the post, highlight the link text, and try again.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Here are some reaoil words:
  • Shoe
  • Horse
  • Dog
  • Cat
  • Bird

Now my list is done.

My friend said to me the other day:

Hey, how about if we go get some ice cream? Let me just keep typing until I get to th e end of this line

This is the better way to link

The library in Susquehanna County has many wonderful books.

Generic dull title

I have control over font, and the appearance of my page. Google link, this the Baroni page. this is a new place to find a used car Then again, maybe I want to buy a canoe made by Harold Deal.

Hardscape/Landscaping products

Your Text Colorhardscape project is not only an investment , it is your out door escape in your world at home.Font size

This is a generic boring title

Google this Best concrete company in the world!!!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Follow-up from third class

Powerpoint of the handout Recap of domain name purchasing: --If you want to pay a premium for highly-rated consumer service and a toll-free number, Network Solutions is the gold standard. Their rate is 34.95 per year, with a discount for multiple years; if you want to get 5 years at once, it goes down to $23/year. They make you a TON of offers when you go to buy, so make sure to click "continue" without selecting anything and double-check the price is what you expect before you log out. --To save a little bit of money but still with a phone number (not toll-free), it does look like the one I use, enomcentral, is still considered pretty good. You also have to turn down a lot of extra services and on this one you have to unclick them. But they no longer offer a multiple-year discount! So if you're willing to buy a few years at once, you might as well use Network Solutions.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Follow-up from second class

Powerpoint for the second class (the handout was a printout of the slides) Further reading: