Saturday, February 2, 2008

New Blogger Series - Your Questions Answered (Mostly)

His Tail Looks Like a Question Mark

We still haven't found out how to change the size of a photo in Blogger by a factor of other than 400.  I did a lot of research and still didn't find an answer.  If anybody is more familiar with Blogger and/or HTML and can tell us how to size a photo exactly the way we want to, please let me know!

Felicity does her posts in Word before uploading them and has come across some of the annoyances that made me give up on it ages ago, namely, the squiggles that appear under words it doesn't recognize.  Is there a way to turn that off?

There's also an "annoying dot dash and P" appearing for every new line.  Hints?

And if you know how to get Icalendar to send reminders, that would be helpful, too.

My Gilt Trip was wondering about properly lighting photos.  Most of that was covered in this post

The other thing I find helpful is Picasa.  It's another free download.  Photo-managing software that lets you do things like crop and rotate your pictures, as well as adjusting the light levels if your pictures seem too dark.  It won't do everything that Photoshop does, but it's free.  It's what I use for all the photos on my blog and I've been really happy with it.

I think that covers all the questions that came in.  I managed to answer one of them.  Sorry.

But, seriously?  I think the Windows Live Writer and the other sites that I mentioned are all we really need to make our blogs even better than they already are, while freeing up loads of time so that we can enjoy each other's blogs.

If you have any more questions, leave a comment or send me an email and I'll try to have an answer for you next week!

Also, Felicity tagged me to write a helpful new blogger's tip.  I have seven of them.  They're posted over here on Basically Unemployable, my small-business site.

 

2 comments:

SHOOTING STAR said...

Nice photo. When I upload a picture on blogger T can check small, medium, or large for size. I don't know if this helps any.

Barb McMahon said...

Yes, the small, medium or large feature works a lot of the time. But sometimes you'll want a bit more precision...