Archives for September 2010

How to add a Favicon

You ask what is a favicon? A favicon (short for favorites icon) is a 16×16 or 32×32 pixel square icon associated with a particular website or webpage. Browsers that provide favicon support typically display a page’s favicon in the browser’s address bar and next to the page’s name in a list of bookmarks. If you look at the image below you will see exactly where the favicon is visible:

  1. First you need to make your icon. You can use MS Paint, Paint Shop Pro or Photoshop or any other graphics program you have.
  2. I think the best results you have are from squares. So draw a square and then add detail to it (a letter and/or image). Make sure there is not a lot of detail because this is going to be shrunk down to 16 x 16 or 32 x 32 pixels which is not very big.
  3. Save it to your computer.
  4. There are many sites out there which allow you to create your own but one of my favorites to give customers is this one: ICONJ.
  5. Load your favicon up to their site and click on SHARPEN +3
  6. Once you have uploaded your image you will get a page with this type of image on it:
  7. In another tab open up your blogger dashboard and click on design/edit HTML
  8. Click on ctrl + F to find this part of your code: < /head > (remove the spaces before and after the < >.
  9. Right BEFORE the < /head > paste the code in the box under this heading Host It at IconJ.com: (Direct Link)

I hope you found this tutorial helpful. If you have any questions or you need help please do not hesitate to contact me.

2 New Blogs & I am Back

I have 2 new blogs. You can check them out below. Click on the images below to take you to their blogs. Both of these blogs were fun to do. I just love being able to work with so many different people and give them something they enjoy using everyday.

I would also like to say I am back for now. I still have a busy work schedule which causes me a lot of stress at times but I also decided designing blogs RELAXES me and I need all the RELAXATION in my life as I can get.

3 New Blogs & a break

Hello all,

I have 3 new blogs I have designed. They were all unique and I loved every single one of them. I did finally get to do my very first WordPress Design (thanks Jenny). I loved it. Even though for me it takes a while to design a blog (sorry guys) I have to say I thought designing a WordPress blog would take a little longer but it did not. HOLLA!!! I also did 2 other blogs, one for Abbe at All Doll(ed) Up and one for Staci at Coupon Queen Diaries.  I tried something new over at Coupon Queen Diaries and I loved how it turned out.  I made rollover images on the header if I say so myself , I LOVE THEM!!!  I am ready to add some more unique stuff to my blogger blogs.  I also did All Doll(ed) Up and I loved this blog.  Abbe wanted something not too put together but put together and we came up with her design.  My favorite thing about her blog are her picture’s menu on her sidebars of her family members and other things she has conquered or is conquering in her life.  So check out the 3 new blogs.  You can click on the image to take you their blog.



One last thing, I am taking a break for the rest of September from designing blogs. If you are already in my queue then I will be finishing you up but for me and September, we just do not get along all that well with my hobby and my work schedule. I average about 55 hours a week with work and I really do not have the time (I wish I did) to design blogs the way I want too. I feel at times my creative juices do not flow because I am so exhausted. However, I will be designing some stuff and adding it to the blog so keep coming back. There are a lot of things I want to do just have not had the time to do so. Also, if you still want to take advantage of the 20% off discount you still can. Once I get back in October I will honor those people who have paid for their designs.