1. Grab My Button Code Generator -all you need is your image URL and blog URL address and the generator does the rest! Whether it’s for a blog follow button or an event button..have fun!
2. Vector Stock Media– they have free vector images as well as ones that you can purchase for less than $1.00. Easy to use! (this is where I bought my button images and feature buttons)
3. InLinkz– having a read-a-thon, hosting a meme you can use this tool. It allows peeps to link up and you can customize it. It has a free version and one you can buy. Since I host a weekly meme and do frequent events I chose to pay 19.99 a year for the full service.
4. HTML Color Codes and Numbers – lists all the HTML color codes and the site Computer Hope also has tips and tricks.
5. Helper Blogger – is a website that offers a wealth of information for bloggers from CSS code to cool widgets for blogger.
6. After the Deadline– check spelling, style, and writing. This is a great little site, to copy and paste a letter, blog post etc to check for errors.
7. Commonly used HTML codes – a great chart with HTML codes to help you accomplish many looks
8. Box the Web– find and make dynamic widgets for your website or mobile site.
9. w3schools.com -CSS codes
10. McAfee SiteAdvisor -claim your site so others know your site is safe
11. Norton Safe Web– claim your site so others know it is safe
12. Google Analytics – measures your site’s traffic from unique visits, traffic source, and bounce rate etc.
These are only a small handful of sites.
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Caffeinated Book Reviewer Moved from Blogger to Self-Hosted WordPress:)
In case you didn’t notice the new digs, this week we moved from Blogger to WordPress. I have wanted to move since last year and peeps like Vicky @Books Biscuits and Tea will tell you I was #chicken #scared. Now approaching two years of blogging and dabbling in codes and sharing them with you, I felt confident about moving. I had planned to wait until after I had completed a course about coding at our local college, but recent changes in the TOS for Blogger made me decide now was a perfect time. While there are plenty of tutorials on how to move, I wanted to be sure things were coded correctly and that the transition moved smoothly so I hired Carmel @ Rabid Reads to move me. The transfer went smoothly and all of my feeds crossed over. Carmel offers basic transfers and tweaks for your website. She moved me over and set up the skeleton of my blog so I could move in and set up shop. I am working out the bugs as I ran into some coding issues and read issues but I have a trusted friend smoothing things over for me and making sure things run correctly. So please be patient and if you notice something weird by all means email me!
Working in WordPress is slightly different and hello I do not know what half of these buttons do!! However, it has such a nicer setup, from indexing to comments. I love how things work. I also snagged Ashley’s Ultimate Book Blogger Plugin and think it’s a must-have tool for WordPress users. I am still tweaking the blog but I hope you find it easy to navigate.