Foolin' Around with the Coding: Clickable Signatures in Blogger

As you can see, I've done some really fabulous cleaning up of the blog this weekend. Logistically, this meant doing some serious coding. 

I changed the clickable icons at the top, shifted the blog title's alignment left to match, recoloured my follow links, and cleaned up the side icons. 

I've also added a clickable, followable, signature for the bottom of my posts. So that I could go from 

To This...

If you'd like a basic signature, take a look over at Her&Nicole's fabulous tutorial. If you can figure that out, it's very easy to code in the clickable icons underneath. 

I happened to do a lot of research before embarking on this, and there were many bloggers who suggested that you were only allowed 100 characters in the coding for blog signatures. Since I don't actually care if the signature itself is clickable, I simply added in the code I wanted beneath the "blog signature" html in the post-template section of blogger's settings. For this code, I actually just copied and pasted the entire coding that I use for my social-networking icons on the side of my blog underneath the signature tag and clicked save. 

It's an amazingly easy way of accomplishing the look that many professional bloggers have. I've been interested in adding the feature for a long time but I had not figured out how to do it. 

I'm by no means an expert at HTML coding, but I'm starting to figure out my way around some of the basics. It's like learning a new language, it takes time and practice.

That being said, I am so sorry to anyone who experience my blog in the in-between stages of design this evening. There were points when it was a terrible and embarassing mess. It's also the reason I haven't done any posts this past week. Redesigning the blog is usually a week long affair, and I wanted it to look perfect (well, better...) before I continued with content. 

I'm also hoping to add a new button to the blog soon - the 'SHOP' icon! I'm working on building up inventory of crochet projects - blankets, hats, socks, etc, and crafty things - homemade cards, mostly. Granted, it might be July before the shop is open, but assured, it is coming!

However, tonight, I quote Porky Pig:

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