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Centering Images in your Blog

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Hi all, I’ve come with another random tutorial~ Many of you may know of the alignment method posted in the official blog, but I’d like to add to your options as a blogger and share with you all how I align my images. :]Here we go! First off, when you go to your blog page, go to the write page and upload an image, it’ll look like this (you all know this part but I’m putting it anyway).

Image in Visual Mode

Note that you’re editing your blog post in the WYSIWYG editor, or in “visual mode”. Now, if you click the tab in the upper left side that says “code”, it will look something like this:

Image in Code Mode

It’s gonna be a bunch of well… code, of course. If you know the basics of HTML, this will look familiar. Anyway, to center your image, you will need to insert a few bits of code yourself, at the beginning and at the end of the code for your image. The rest of the tutorial is after the cut, click the link below to read more.

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Got Twitter?

Friday, July 4th, 2008
I was playing around with my blog and looking for something else to add to the fun of blogging. So now, I set up my Twitter account, and through it I’ll be updating with personal stuff, fun finds, some HKO-related and some just random, and who knows I might even let you in on some clues for Open Beta! You can check that out by clicking this link, and I also made a page here in my blog with my Twitter badge!

Calling all birdwatchers!

Feel free to follow me, and if you leave me a note I’ll follow you back. ;]

And, a special treat for (me and) everyone else who’s interested in putting Twitter into their blogs, I’ll share with you my discovery — how to embed the Twitter badge into your SanrioTown blog! Click the link below to see the rest of the post!

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Make your own BoxPig Pet!

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008
Thanks to everyone who commented on my last post! You made Laurence Fishburne (his name) feel really welcome! :] Now as promised, I wanna share with all of you just exactly how I did it!But before we go there, just a little disclaimer from lil’ ol’ me — I’m no expert in crafts, so this is not a very intricate pattern! Also I hope to make this doable by anyone who has the willingness (and the materials), so I tried to make it as simple as possible. Now, on to the show!

BoxPig Pattern

First of all, you’ll need the pattern I used for Laurence Fishburne. Click the image above to view the download/print-ready version of the pattern!

And now, click the link to the rest of the entry for materials and the complete procedure, with pics~ :]

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Adding stuff into your sidebar

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

I’ve been asked a few times how to add the Clustrmap and hit counter into the sidebar, so I’ve decided to post this little tutorial on how it’s done! Actually, if you know how to add images into your sidebar, it’s pretty much the same thing. You just have to know what to put where. :)

Link Tutorial

Click the link to see it full size. That’s the “Add Link” page, where you’ll see the field to add in images to your links. While many of you already know this part, it’s the first part to knowing how to add in widgets like Clustrmap. So moving on…

When you go to your Clustrmaps admin, be sure to select “[B] Minimalist (for MySpace and other sites needing the plainest HTML) ” because this is the only option that will work for SanrioTown. And then you will see a simple code, which I’ve broken down to those 2 parts:

Address:
http://www4.clustrmaps.com/user/xxxxxxxx
“>

Image Address:
<img src=”http://www4.clustrmaps.com/stats/maps-no_clusters/blog.sanriotown.com-xxxxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxxxx-thumb.jpg” alt=”Locations of visitors to this page” />

Those are the two parts that you have to add in, using your own URLs of course. Before trying to add any other widgets, make sure that they follow this simple format or have options to accommodate simple image links (so yeah, you can add in your counters!). Javascript, flash and widgets that use DIVs don’t work with this blog, that’s also for your safety!

Also, remember that the images do not have to end in “.jpg”, “.gif” or any familiar extension for them to work. As long as it’s in the “<img src=” tag. Hope this helped! :]