Blogspot tech questions: How to send an RSS feed, and how to attach a graphic to a link



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Blogspot tech questions: How to send an RSS feed, and how to attach a graphic to a link

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| November 27, 2005
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Posted on 11/27/2005 7:02:35 PM PST by Land_of_Lincoln_John

I received a graphic from CentCom to put on my blog, Marathon Pundit.

An army specialist sent it to me for my blog. I don’t know how to use it as a button to put in on my blog.

Also, a blog serving as a clearinghouse of sorts for Illinois bloggers is looking for an RSS feed to put on their blog?

Any FReepers know how to do this? I’m using Blogger.com


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: blogger; blogs; blogspot; computers; rss


To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

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posted on 11/27/2005 7:49:26 PM PST
by ThePythonicCow
(To err is human; to moo is bovine.)

To: ThePythonicCow

I’ll give it a whirl. Thanks!



To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

A clickable image (an image that has a link embedded in it) is a combination of two HTML tags. It would look like this:

<a href=”http://www.URL-of-page-you-want-embedded.com”><img src=”http://www.location-of-graphic.com”></a>

Is that what you meant? Making an actual “button” on a webpage is something entirely…well…just different but more involved.

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posted on 11/27/2005 9:20:10 PM PST
by Bloody Sam Roberts
(,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸Ooooh…I think I over-medicated¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸)

To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Thanks for your reply. I have the graphic, it’s on my hard drive. In short, intead of clicking on a text link, such as I have now on my blog, on a couple of links I’d like the picture to be the the “click through.”



To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

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posted on 11/27/2005 10:04:14 PM PST
by GloriaJane
(http://music.download.com/gloriajane “Merry Christmas To Our Troops In Iraq (My Hero’s)”)

To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

I’d like the picture to be the the “click through.”

Ok. Then you’ll need to take one extra step. That is to upload the picture to a hosting service. The easiest and fastest is probably TinyPic.com.

That website will let you upload your picture and then will provide you the necessary HTML code string to place within your HTML string as I showed you above.
When you get to TinyPic.com, just click on the “Browse” button and browse your PC for the picture file you want to upload…then click on “Host It”. Then all you do is copy the string that is shown in the “Tag” box (second one down in the list) and place it within your HTML string.

Soooo….the whole thing would look like this:

<a href=”http://www.URL-of-webpage-to-be-directed-to.com”><img src=”http://tinypic.com/picture_name.jpg” alt=”Image hosted by TinyPic.com”></a>

And…would wind up working like ths (Click on the picture):



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posted on 11/28/2005 5:41:41 AM PST
by Bloody Sam Roberts
(,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸Ooooh…I think I over-medicated¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸)

To: Bloody Sam Roberts

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posted on 11/28/2005 6:58:43 PM PST
by Land_of_Lincoln_John
(Marathon Pundit: http://marathonpundit.blogspot.com)

To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

I tried to shrink the graphic

The Blog looks good. Resizing the pics to meet you needs is easy. You can make the pic any size you want by adding height and width parameters to your HTML string. Most times all you need to do is add the height setting. Just give it a number (in pixels) to go by.
Just add the part in red to your string:

<a href=”http://www.URL-of-webpage-to-be-directed-to.com”><img src=”http://tinypic.com/picture_name.jpg” alt=”Image hosted by TinyPic.com”height=”400″></a>

Play around with different sizes until you get one that fits and then save your page and upload it.

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posted on 11/28/2005 8:39:27 PM PST
by Bloody Sam Roberts
(This is my tagline. There are many like it but this one is mine.)


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