Saturday, October 4, 2008

~ Quiet ~

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Well damn it's quiet around here. Feels like more then AOL is off line. LOL I know it's late now, but hasn't been late ALL night. Everyone is getting use to their new surroundings, I know. Trying to figure out what is happening and all the how to's. I'm still have some difficulty with my graphics. I hate that blogger wants to shrink them into some blur of a thing. Indigo is trying to help. She has beautiful LARGE pictures on her blog. They don't get cut off and there surely aren't being minimized to blobs. I tried a few times and then deleted because I just couldn't get it to work. I'll keep trying and keep bugging her for help. That is until she tells me to take a hike. LOL

I wanted to post this graphic. Guido asked if I'd do something... not fancy and doesn't have a ton of bells and whistles, but it gets the point across. Doesn't it?

Ok I've been sitting here way to long tonight. I'm off to bed. More playing tomorrow I'm sure. I WILL get the graphic thing figured out!!!

OOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHH and that Indigo is so smart. In order for you to get graphics large you need to change your template to one that is stretch. You can select the preview and see what happens. I was afraid I was going to lose all my hard work but nope it was all there. Depending on what you pick you may have to fix colors. I went with Minima Stretch and it kept the background white so I didn't have to change anything. Go to customize, layout, settings. Thanks Indigo you rock!!! Might I suggest anyone who puts graphics and or pictures in their journal and wants them a bit larger do this. You'll love it!!! Upload graphic to photobucket, use second code and paste into html tab. When you go back to compose you can move it by clicking and dragging :)

Ok, now I'm off to bed. Happy Friday....... oh wait... it's Saturday ::yawn::

Hugs
~d

38 comments:

Chrissie said...

When I post my tags up I just mark the large picture upload. That works okay. I'm not sure how big you're trying to make things. Most of my tags are 400x400 or I try to keep them around that size. Good luck and I love the AOL thing.
Take care, Chrissie
http://nayscache.blogspot.com/
http://almostparadise3.blogspot.com/

Lisa said...

I LOVE This graphic!!!! LOL LOL So fitting at a time like this.... snagging, thank you my friend for coming with us and bringing your talent and time and efforts.
Lisa
http://thatkentuckygirl.blogspot.com/

Diama ~*a.k.a*~ Cherry said...

im going to go and try and fix it im tired of them screwing up the tags people made me.

Diama ~*a.k.a*~ Cherry said...

tried it my pictures are still being shrunk and try and do the follower thing again i removed and readded it i hope that work.

Rose* said...

I'm still trying to make up my mind about which template I want to use, can't find any with my favourite colour of purple or "carnation", as AOL described my old journal. Mine is still a work in progress, but hopefully I will get settled by the end of next week. Family stuff to do this week-end, so not much time to play, lol. Have a wonderful week-end, Donna!

Brainwhispers said...

Ooh you have a clock in your sidebar.
Ooh its 4.40!!
Is that am??
Oh crap am I "sleep blog commenting"??
Oh wait I live in a different country. Thats not the time here.
Phew!
:o)

Jan said...

What a great graphic very fitting ,Iam so pleased Isaved all your graphics in my pictures ,cos I understand the file manager has to go too ,I have spent so much time going round everything on here ..love Jan xx

Jeannette said...

You are right it is too quiet around here. I am beginning to wonder if it is worth writing at all despite the number of followers we all have. Love the graphic, thank you Donna!

Well, I have no way to get into advanced options. Guess I should have spent more time looking around before I opened a blog. I am not going to start again though, just too tired. I have tried to put stuff on my sidebar and the pictures appear cut in half. Guess, it will have to stay the way it is. Happy Weekend.

Adirondackcountrygal said...

Love it! I love your list on your sidebar of those screwed by AOL! :)

Chris said...

Oh Lordy...lol...stretch? You know I'll be bugging you as much as you say your bugging Indigo. BTW: I did figure out how to drag those darned boxes for my side bar. ROFL..I was looking for the actual pictures. Honestly, I don't know how I get up and make it to work each day. Thanks for all your help and love the tag. I'm snagging. Oh, and I just knew you wouldn't change anything without having the white background :) Love ya!

bookncoffee said...

Don't you love it when you get something new figured out. lol
Sonya

Hollie said...

Thanks for all the help!

lisa jo said...

nothing i do helps.....mine is a crowded bunched up mess but i did switch to your stretch one...there are HUGE issues with followers and private and losing URL's..UGH. I hate AOL.
Plus, many seem to not know how to find blogs. PLus, i can not stand that i can not read the entry as i comment. Man, i am one dumb ass when it comes to the Internet!
I love you. Will let you know about putting a tag in today. Did you see i DID get the youtube thing going?!

gina said...

love the graphic...so fitting! i'm getting use to things as well...hopefully, it won't take long.

Ken said...

Hmmm, not sure about your opinions regarding AOL LOL. Glad you got the graphics thing figured out before heading of to count sheep :o)

Indigo said...

I can't believe you stayed up to finish an entry as late as we were up last night (or was that morning?). Love the Graphic - fitting. If I can help with anything else let me know. (Hugs)Indigo

sheri said...

Love your graphic..As always.
I have a long way to go with all of this...lol. Thanks for all help you are passing along.
Sheri

Joyce said...

I should have thought of that when we were talking last night. Beth at Nutwood Junction had changed her blog to a stretch and then I followed her suggestion. I just didn't think about the graphics changing when you do that. DUH!
Glad you figured it out. I love the tag you made...PERFECT!
Hugs, Joyce

Emmi said...

LMAO ... I love this AOL tag ... so fitting. I think I'm gonna have to try this stretch setting cause I hate my tags being cropped off.

Beth said...

I was very pleased with the results when I chose a "stretch" template! I can put up larger pictures, and the text wrap looks so much better, instead of having one or two words to the side of the picture!

Looking good!
Beth

LIZ said...

Thanks for joining me!!!

Have a great weekend!!!

Liz

Angel said...

I LOVE the tag. Fits so well!
Hope ya have a great weekend. =0)

Melissa said...

i'll have to try that when im more alert and less sleepy. love the graphic

Diama ~*a.k.a*~ Cherry said...

made a new journal see if you can follow this one now.
http://bitterlysweetcherry.blogspot.com/

Traci said...

Yeah for people smarter than me! I'm going to go check my template.

Lainey said...

I want a clock like yours!!!! I do!!! Your doing much better than me - the thing is we are perservering so far!!!! We can doooooooooooooooo it!!!!!! Laine xxxxxxx
elainey2465@aol.com

Kelly Dawn said...

ok i am going to have to check that out....dammit...I was trying to do something custom in mine and it JUST would NOT let me....and my crap came out all blurry...

Kelly

Robyn said...

I used a customized background today for my blog so I think I will either keep the tags smaller 400 or less or just state in my title that they are not the actual size. I know when I use Fotki to upload my tags that if you just click the tag on Blogger then it takes you right to Fotki where you can see the actual size. I also learned how to add music today and a few other little things. I was pretty proud of myself this afternoon! lmao... I LOVE that tag you made. It is perfect!
Hugs, Robyn

Linda said...

LOVE the AOL tag.....too perfect!!!
I'm so happy you & Indigo figured that out, as soon as I'm done leaving comments, I'm gonna go try and chage mine...whoohoo!!

Love & Pooh Hugs,
Linda

Leslie K said...

Hi dear, hope your having a good weekend. Yeah one thing that got on my nerves when i had blogger was the difficulty of putting a graphic on an entry. But it looks like Indigo helped you to figure it out. I will have to remember that tip. Thanks for the heads up. I cant wait till i finally get my blog going. I just, no surprise, lol, havent had time to even start an entry yet. Hopefully i will
soon. Well take care hun. Agian it looks great in here. Have a good night, Leslie

Martha said...

I think we all need to create test blogs until we get the hang of things over here! I LOVE your graphic! So true!!

Claudia's thoughts said...

WOW how in the world did you create that play list??? I love music a lot, and also your designs. We all have a learnig curve with this new blog. I hope I get the hang of it soon.

Claudia

Missie said...

I think everyone is busy decorating their journals!

ADM DESIGN'S said...

Im still tinkering with mine and trying to figure things out. Have a good wekend. Alvia

Joyce said...

Love the graphit...so fitting for AOL...
Yes, it is quiet, when you consider how many are following and how many actually comment..weird...and for sure quiet!
Hugs and love,
Joyce

marti said...

here I am Here am
so so happy to see you !
I was all lonely and bereft but I think it will all be okay!
I need a nervously optimistic sort of tag!
Marti
sunnyside46@aol.com

Meg said...

See how smart I am? I had questions, and I came to you, first thing. And the first entry I stop on, answers one of my questions. (I had already been to visit Indigo, and liked how her journal was not scrunched like mine.) I'm going to keep reading, and THANK YOU, my very wise friend.
~Meg

Sherry said...

You can add me to that list of peopel screwed by aol , the only reason I had my account was for the journal see what 9.95 a month got me huh .. well I here now beotching with all I got lol have a great day sweety I am sending you hugs sherry