Second day running at the Timberyard and I am re-designing the pagination. It is only a small section of the blog but after all it is the little things that matter! So I am giving it ‘the Fashion Technologist’ touch to create a stronger overall brand aesthetic.
This is a simple task and should only take you an hour or so to complete, so let’s get started!
Today I have been coding in the Timberyard, it’s an internet cafe on Old Street in London that is definitely a firm favourite for chloédigital,with tea timed to perfection, and a tomato paste people could fight over it’s a nice setting to sit, eat and code away.
In this post I will be showing you how to add a time stamp that will tell your readers exactly how long ago an article was posted, just like how Instagram does! Why? It is a cool way for readers to see how active you are on your blog.
I hope you have all had a lovely weekend! I cannot believe we are the 18th post where have the days gone! November is speeding by and Christmas is getting closer as Christmas lights get turned on all over the country. This whole challenge will be done and dusted in no time I can just see it!
Today is more data talk, data in business is unashamedly important and there is no need why it shouldn’t be for blogger too- many people use a blog as their business after all!
I will be showing you how to add secret fields to your 3 sign-up forms (Pop-up, Blog Post Sign-Up Box, Newsletter page and Sign-Up Sequence) you should of already created having followed 30 days of coding, although this can be applied to any sign-up form which uses Mailchimp. By adding this data you will be able to see which sign up forms are being used the most and be able to make more informed decisions.
Another easy Sunday task, and this time it seriously helps you gain better data about your site!
Today we will be adding google analytics code, but with a difference. This google analytics code will only count users views if they are not logged into the blog, because we know you like to check up on your blog and make sure everything is how it should be but don’t don’t need to know that you have read your own blog and so for more accurate data adding in this section of code will help!
I am so excited to show you this! For such a pretty little feature, that to the untrained eye might look as if it has taken a while to code… it only take a few steps! Yet afterwards you have something to make your blog stand out from the crowd!
Maybe you have two blogs and want to link them up in an aesthetically pleasing way? Or maybe you just want to give another blog the recognition it deserves! Either way you are supplying your readers with more of a reason to go on your blog and that’s what is important!
This also is only part one for this widget we will be showing you at a later date how to add in multiple blogs as well.
Today I will be showing you how to create and personalise a Newsletter Page. It’s no big secret that the stronger the brand image the more professional a blog feels, and moving away from the standard Mail Chimp set-up to something more unique and special to your blog will definitely help achieve this!
Along with this we will also be adding a feature which allows you to track where a user that signs up actually came from, for example Twitter or Facebook, and with this information you can employ stronger marketing techniques in the different areas. As well as determine what works and what doesn’t work.
This is quite a simple task which I enjoyed completing, I took my time with it and it actually became quite relaxing just coding and writing away!
I am kind of superstitious, I will salut (/casually play with my hair if people are around) a magpie if there is only one near me, I do not walk under signs ever and as soon as I realised it was the 13th blog post I got a little bit nervous. However, there was no need, this post went well, everything worked when it should of done and it was completed in reasonable time. Some people say the number 13 is actually their lucky number, maybe I will go with that from now on…
Today I am showing you how to make an author page, this is particularly useful to bloggers who may have guest bloggers regularly. Nonetheless, even if you don’t it is a nice way to give a little bit of personal information out about yourself.
Email newsletters help you make sure your readers don’t miss a thing on your blog! They are a handy feature and light reminder to them of your blogs content.
We might not be competing with the likes of Net-a-porter with this email newsletter design but it is getting content out to your readers in a presentable manner that still maintains your brand image and thats the important part!
I completed this tutorial sat in a cafe watching it go from day time to a very dark and gloomy night time, yet even though this tutorial maybe be long, it is not difficult. Get set up with your tea and biscuits again and you are ready to go!
Happy Monday!! We are into are second full week of coding! Last week (for me) brought early mornings, late nights, coding celebrations and some coding anguish, overall in general it was a lot of coding but that is what we want! I am sure this week will not be far different with some tasks scheduled that you won’t want to miss. The days of coding confusion should be getting further and further behind you!
Today I am showing you how to add social media icons to your navigation bar. If you didn’t already know (and who doesn’t) social media is kind of a big thing and making sure every avenue is hit is a vital feature for success, especially in the blogging world! Multiplatform publishing is very important nowadays, the more access (and ways of gaining access) people have to your blog on the different levels of engagement that social media brings the stronger the bond between you and your reader. You’ll gain ‘recurring occurring products’ (recurring visitors) and who does want a recurring occurring product?! Therefore these social media buttons need to be clear and easy for a user to see.