I’ve searched high and low to find easy to use “Grab a button” code and although, it SEEMS simple something always seems to go wrong – the code breaks, my button shows but not my code, my code shows but my box won’t scroll… something!
I’m exceedingly thrilled to share a site I found that does the work for you!
Grab My Button Code Generator is literally a fill in the blank form that spits out your code. Then just copy the code and paste it into an HTML widget in your side bar.
Backing up a step… Do you have a “button”? My favorite place to create buttons is Picnik.
Update: Since Picknik is sadly shutting down, I reccomend using a program you are comfortable and familiar with. I prefer Photoshop.
1. Upload a picture or an element from your blog to Picnik. I used the damask for the graphic element in mine.
2a. Crop your image to 150 x 150 pixels (a good standard size that fits in most sidebars). OR
2b. If your image is already “button sized” don’t crop at all!
3. Add text, a border, change to colors, add some flair…
4. When you’ve got it all just right, click “Save & Share” and choose Picasa, Flickr or Photobucket. Any of these will give your picture a place to “live” so that you can copy its address for the code generator!
Clear as mud? Great!