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Friday, August 5, 2011

Create Your Own Button Slideshow

I don’t know about you, but this summer I think I’ve started following 50+ new blogs. I love everyone’s buttons, but honestly haven’t felt like I have enough room on my sidebar to show everyone off without my page being extremely long.

So, I searched for a way to add a slideshow for the buttons. I had to play with the code a little bit to get the buttons to be clickable links and to have them open in a new browser window. For now, this is what works for me. 

Obviously, it’s a little more work than just adding the buttons, but it saves a TON of room on your sidebar.

The code is below. Be sure not to change ANYTHING other than the text in red or it might now work for you.

<marquee direction="up">

<center>
<a href=LINK TO THE BLOG  target="_blank"><img src="LINK TO THE BLOG BUTTON IMAGE SOURCE" /></center>

<br />
<center>
<a href=LINK TO THE BLOG  target="_blank"><img src="LINK TO THE BLOG BUTTON IMAGE SOURCE" /></center></a>

</marquee>

I found all the code I needed by copying and pasting code from everyone’s ‘grab my button’ type boxes.

Check out the slideshow in the left sidebar. What do you think?

{By the way, if you don’t have a blog button, you need one! It’s a wonderful way for others to gain free exposure to your blog.}

10 comments:

  1. How does a technology unsavvy old lady make a button? I can't figure that out.

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  2. Thanks, PreKMOM!

    Billi, here's a link to a step-by-step tutorial. http://www.mypregnancybaby.com/blog-buttons-tutorial-how-to-make-blog-button-code/ There are tons of other tutorials out there though if you don't like that one.

    ✿Marlana
    Lil' Country Kindergarten

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  3. Your new scrolling button box looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing the tut with everybody. Do you know if it works with wordpress?

    thanks!
    Vanessa @pre-kpages.com

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  4. awesome!! I am going to try it out now. Thank you :-)

    Primary Connections

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  5. ok I have to admit-- I am stumped. I know I added something I shouldn't or didn't take away something I should- I have 2 scrolls not one. Any advice?

    Thank you!
    Primary Connections

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  6. I am going to try this and see if I can make it work. Thanks

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  7. Do you by chance know how many buttons you can put on it before it slows down your blog loading a lot?

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  8. Thank you so much for this! I'm so glad I stumbled across your page.

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    1. You are welcome! I'm so glad you stopped by! :)

      Blessings,
      Marlana
      Lil' Country Kindergarten

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