Thursday, April 2, 2009

I finally figured it out!

I’m as happy as a kid learning to ride a bike! What for you may be wondering???

I finally learned how to edit html enough to widen my post column, and not have the sidebar on the right bump to the bottom of the blog! I was just before hiring someone to do this when I figured it out! Took me til all hours of the night, so I’m kinda sleepy this morning!


Also, I started using Windows Live Writer. I found out about this on Rhoda’s blog, and it is great. I’ve noticed lots of other bloggers found out too! It is worth your time especially if you use blogger and don’t want to change!


I've always admired blogs with big pictures, but didn't want to give up the 3 column template-now I don't have to!

Have a great day…we are in the path for a line of thunderstorms today so it will probably be a wet one here!

Diane


Edited to add:
I'm so embarassed if any of you clicked on the first link I posted earlier to Rhoda's blog. Please accept my apologies! I should have known better than to trust my memory ! Live and Learn! Thank you Jan for the email, and Grams for the comment!

17 comments:

Darlene said...

It looks GREAT! I keep hearing about Windows live writer...I will eventually have to check it out.

We are going to be getting thunderstorms, gusty winds and a big drop in temperature. Need the rain..I could do without the cold though.

Have a great Thursday!

Smilingsal said...

Fantastic! Now, please come and do mine!

Bo said...

Hi Diane...this just proves what I already suspected...you are a very smart lady! I'm still in the barely knowing how to turn the computer on stage...LOL ;-) Bo

GRAMS said...

That is so exciting. I am really going to have to try Windows live writer. It looks rally cool. The link you provided brought up something not so nice. You might want to check it. Thanks Grams

PS I love your blog

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This is great, Diane! I love your big pictures. I dare not try lest I erase my entire blog! LOL! But I love the way it looks on yours.

Stay safe from the storms!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Nancy said...

Morning Diane, That is wonderful! I am glad you like WLR! It does have some differnet things to learn about but so worth the time to learn. Blessings, Nancy

Shelia said...

Hi Diane and thanks for the welcome home! Oh, I love how your blog looks! Love the big pictures, like you,I've always admired this on other blogs! I don't know if I can do it, but would love to try. Maybe it will work for mine.
Be a sweetie,

shelia ;)

Joanna said...

You did a great job! I remember Kayla learning to ride a bike! So many bumps and scrapes!! Oh my.

Love Windows Live Writer as well!!

justabeachkat said...

The rain is still here...its awful. Everything looks green though.

I tried Windows Live Writer and couldn't get it to tie in with my blog...not sure what I did wrong. I'm usually pretty savy with computer "stuff" so it really frustrated me for a few days. I finally gave up and removed it from my computer. I may try to download it again at some point.

Your blog looks good.

Hugs!
Kat

xinex said...

You did a great job, Diane....looks fab! Thanks for your good wishes. I am sure you will enjoy the crawfish boil...have fun!...Christine

April said...

Woo hoo, Diane! You are much braver than I am! I have this fear of trying something like that and wiping out the entire thing! I've come close a time or two, so my hat's off to you for taking that leap of faith! Looks great!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Well aren't you one crafty gal? :-) Good for you for figuring it all out...I'm very impressed.

bj said...

Gosh, this all looks just great. Thanks for the tips and I'll go over and ck out Writer...

Sassy said...

How wonderful...I can't wait to try this....thanks for sharing...I came over from Grams...

Lorrie said...

It's such a great feeling when you get a technical computer question figured out, isn't it? Kudos to you Diane!

ann said...

Well,I do hope I am one of a kind.I got mine from grits and Glamour.But windows live and my puter did not get along.I had to call my provider to help me.they were dukin it out something awful.My puter just does not want ANY help.ha...Ann

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your blog looks great Diane! I haven't ahd much time lately to work on mine but I'd love to learn how to widen the middle to make photos appear larger.

I didn't have much success with Windows Live Writer when I tried it .. it made my computer run very slow and when I tried to edit the post I did it kept giving me an "error messsage" and I had to edit in blogger and had the darndest time fixing the text that it dropped.
I'll try it again and see if I ahve better luck this time.