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Figuring out HTML

I’ve got to admit that I’ve never been particularly interested in coding and the “back end” of websites. An ex-boyfriend was a Computer Programmer, and I never really understood why he would get so excited about getting a piece of code right… And then I started blogging.

Last night (or as I write this – tonight) I cracked the code, as it were, and figured out how to create drop down menus on Blogger! For all ye Word Press Bloggers this isn’t a big deal at all, but for us Blogger Bloggers it’s a bit like solving the Da Vinci Code!

I’m super excited, and I hope it makes my blog slightly easier and smoother to navigate. I used this tutorial here, and then worked out that I had to split the code and use the first part in the Blogger  “Add CSS” section and the second in an “Add Gadget” box in the layout. I then tweaked and fiddled a bit, to achieve what you can see above.

What do you think? It’s all still work in progress, but I’m very chuffed with it so far. My mind isn’t a particularly logical one, so I’m impressed I had enough concentration to do this!

Next stop – dealing with my right side bar and making it pretty!
Hannah


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10 Comments

  1. Distressed Housewife

    19th August 2013 at 8:02 am

    I can relate! I’ve learnt more technical stuff just by trial and error blogging than I ever have before and I too can find HTML exciting when it does something extra for my baby…I mean blog. Congratulations on your breakthrough! πŸ˜‰

    1. Hannah

      19th August 2013 at 3:26 pm

      Hehe πŸ™‚ Thanks! I’m glad I’m not alone in my geekiness πŸ˜‰ xx

  2. blueberetmum

    19th August 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Well done – it looks great! I could not programme to save my life πŸ™‚ x

    1. Hannah

      19th August 2013 at 3:26 pm

      Thanks so much!

      I used to think that too – but I’m slowly getting into it πŸ™‚ xx

  3. Rhiannon Morkus

    19th August 2013 at 12:47 pm

    This is still all new to me to just getting things published still feels like an achievement. I want to improve my photos on my blog next before I move onto HTML!

    1. Hannah

      19th August 2013 at 3:27 pm

      I’ve been blogging for almost a year and I’ve only just started feeling safe tinkering πŸ™‚ There’s no rush xx

  4. Jaime Oliver

    19th August 2013 at 2:10 pm

    how super exciting, although i use WP i have been working on some codes and given myself a headache banging my head against the wall!!

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x

    1. Hannah

      19th August 2013 at 3:27 pm

      Haha πŸ™‚ Be careful!! xx

  5. Rachel

    19th August 2013 at 6:04 pm

    Love it! I am going to have to try this ASAP so I may be coming back with html questions!

    1. Hannah

      20th August 2013 at 9:39 pm

      Yay! I hope I’ll be able to answer them πŸ™‚ xx

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