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A Quick Tip by Butterfly1961

  • Jul 11, 2010
Making designs from other artists and designers, I always like to give credit for all my resources, so I place their link banners, or "blinkies" on my sidebar so that others may click on them to visit their blog.

However, a list of blinkies does not look so attractive when they are off center. Centering the banners is actually quite simple.  Most blog owners who design have animated gif banners, but even they are not animated, I download everyone of the link banners and save them to my Photobucket account, or TinyPic, whichever you prefer.  I then copy the html link and paste on my Blogger design Layout page by selecting "Add A Widget", then choosing "Add HTML Code".

To link these banners though, you must change the address of the html link so when someone clicks on it, it won't go to your Photobucket account.  Simply delete the Photobucket html within the " ", leaving the http:// (this will be in the beginning of the html code,) then type in the address of the blog you wish the banner to link to. Just make sure that your banner link is within the quotes or else it won't work!  When I add a new banner, I just click "Edit" and add the new code at the top of the list.

To center it, at the very beginning of the code type in <center>  and at the very end of the code type in </center>

If you have lots of banners, your html codes will be rather long in your list; but you will be able to tell which is which by seeing the <center> text at the beginning of each.  I leave no spaces after each banner link as they will automatically go in the right spot after you have saved.
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October 31, 2010
Thanks for the great tip.
November 05, 2010
You're so welcome Jennifer and thank you for reading!!
 
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Centering a list of banners or blinkies in your Blogger sidebar is as simple as typing in <center> at the very beginning of your html code, then typing </center> at the very end of the code.  This makes for a centered look on your blog; off center banners or graphics do not look attractive.

Good sources of other tips can be found on just about any Blogger help site by typing your question in your browser.
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