Monday, April 26, 2010

Guest post: Animated gif images, Blogger and Photoshop

Welcome to Steve Wallet, Architect, Blogger Tips and Tricks first guest blogger with his post on working with animated gif images, Blogger and Photoshop. As for me, I only use free software, namely Irfanview and PC Paint, so I hope Steve's post will provide useful information which I am not able to provided for those who like graphic heavy posts or blogs:

I saw Peter's article about adding .gif's to blogger (Uploading animated .gif images to Blogger post), and thought I'd give it a try. I wanted to make .gif's and post them directly to my blog, without all the complicated html and uploading from other websites. After much trial-and-error, I have created simple .gif's for my blog.

I use Adobe Photoshop and ImageReady, version 7. This article will make much more sense if you are familiar with Photoshop.

What I've learned so far.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Blogger video upload icon and the old post editor

Many bloggers have asked why they cannot upload video via Blogger post editor anymore? Or they ask, what happened to the "filmstrip icon" which I believe is the Blogger video upload icon at the end of the toolbar you see in the screen shot below:

Blogger's toolbar with video upload icon

In practically every case, I have found that the reason their "filmstrip icon" disappeared is because they are using the new updated post editor which do not provide for video upload.

The solution is simple. Just go to SETTINGS > BASIC (the Basic tab is the very first "sub-tab" for SETTINGS which you will be in once you click the SETTINGS tab) and scroll to the bottom of the page. There you will see the options to select the new updated post editor or the old post editor:

Blogger radio buttons to select new updated post editor or old post editor

Select the old post editor, save, go to your post editor and there you will see your "filmstrip icon".

Saturday, April 03, 2010

How to embed webpage in blog with iFrame

Suppose you want to integrate a website or a particular webpage with your blog. Some possibilities, you may be auctioning some items on eBay and you want your ebay offering in your blog or perhaps you have an Amazon AStore and want to embed the AStore into a post in your blog. Click here to see a sample.

Note: Embedding a webpage in an iFrame in your own blog of website is equivalent to copying that webpage into your own website or blog so it is good to ask permission of that webpage you want to embed. In the example below, I uses my own Amazon's Blogger's AStore Bookshop so there no copyright issue as it is my own webpage.

What you can do is to first obtain the URL of that webpage and put it in an iFrame as follows:

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