As of today, 11/17/09, I will no longer be offering free templates. Also, if you have one of my free templates you may think about either hosting the images at your own image hosting site like photobucket.com or finding a new template all together. I am incurring monthly bandwidth charges that I am not being compensated for on this blog. It was a great idea, but it is just too big of a task for one person. None of the templates you previously downloaded are guaranteed to be around forever so please feel free to email me if you need help hosting the images.

I will still be offering blog design and html tips periodically.


Sunday, May 3, 2009

Featured Article Slide Show

**Update** I do not currently have this widget up at Go Graham Go. I am using a slide show feature that came with a template I purchased from PrimaTemplates.com.

I've had several Go Graham Go readers inquire about my "Featured Articles" widget at the top of my page. It is nice for highlighting some important articles or giveaways that are going on. I found a great website with a fantastic tutorial on how to put a similar widget on blogger. I took this tutorial and tweaked so that it worked for what I wanted. Get the original widget at Blogging Tutorial, Free Template & Site Info.

Once you have done this, you can tweak the size of the images by adjusting the height and width. You can also take the text out (just delete it) and speed up or slow down the images by changing the mypets.init # near the bottom of the code. Thanks to Erin from The Mom Buzz for this tip! The widget at Go Graham Go is set to (4000).

I hope this helps!

2 comments:

Miranda said...

Thank you so much for sharing this! :) I REALLY appreciate it. Now if only I could get my text RIGHT on the side of the picture instead of below it I'd be a happy camper. I didn't even know you had this site but I think it's great :)

Arty Alvarado said...

Thank you, is wonderfull