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!

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  1. 19th August 2013 / 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! 😉

    • 19th August 2013 / 3:26 pm

      Hehe 🙂 Thanks! I’m glad I’m not alone in my geekiness 😉 xx

  2. 19th August 2013 / 12:27 pm

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

    • 19th August 2013 / 3:26 pm

      Thanks so much!

      I used to think that too – but I’m slowly getting into it 🙂 xx

  3. 19th August 2013 / 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!

    • 19th August 2013 / 3:27 pm

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

  4. 19th August 2013 / 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

    • 19th August 2013 / 3:27 pm

      Haha 🙂 Be careful!! xx

  5. 19th August 2013 / 6:04 pm

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

    • 20th August 2013 / 9:39 pm

      Yay! I hope I’ll be able to answer them 🙂 xx

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