With ads in blogs and project wonderful becoming so popular it’s important to have one of those square clickable ads that you can insert. Project Wonderful makes it easy, you just need the art, they put the link with it. But what if you want to put an ad on your own or a friend’s blog?
1. You need to park this image on the internet somewhere that is always “on” - a host for the image. I used photobucket, you could also use flickr or a similar service. You need to make sure that they give html code for the image when you save it. In photobucket it is the third of the four lines they give you underneath the image in your album.
2. You need to write a string of code that includes this HTML for the photo and the url of the site you want to go to if you click on the picture.
This string of code is what you insert in the HTML add a gadget field on blogger or other blogging sites.
The string will look something like this:
Replace the caps with your information. This is what mine looks like for the retrochique button
LOCATION OF THE IMAGE FILE….is the HTML line from photobucket.
The first time I did it I copied and pasted in word until I thought I had it right and then copied and pasted the code into my blog. I was really happy when it worked!
Please leave a comment if you found this helpful. I will post about how to animate your gif button (make it flash different images) next week.