Monday, February 12, 2007

Fonts and Colors

It is simple to change fonts and colors with no coding knowledge - just go to Template/Fonts and Colors. Elements that can be changed:

  • Backgrounds: main , page , header, sidebar header and page header corners.
  • Font Colors: post and sidebar , header, sidebar title, links, date header.
  • Font style: page header and the rest of the page.
  • Page border color

There is no facility for changing post title color so I will have to do that by altering the CSS.

I have altered the fonts and colors of this page. Patriotically (or is that parochially) I chose colors that to me now represent my home town Melbourne, Australia - those of the Melbourne Commonwealth games. They are as close as I could get with the 'web friendly colors' that 'Fonts and Colors' allow. You can see them in action at the Experience Melbourne site. Thought I would get a quick plug in for the wonderful city I live in - as wonderful as any city could be that is.


Official Google Blog: Blogger's new bag of tricks

Official Google Blog: Blogger's new bag of tricks

Google blogs insight into the New Blogger


Add 'hidden' email address using 'Add new element' and Javascript

Here are the instructions for creating the 'Email Me' link at the top of the right sidebar of this page. The email address is hidden from unwanted 'visitors' to your site (e.g. spambots) by javascript.


Change the 'text', 'email' and 'emailHost' variables below to suit the email address you want to hide.

<script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript">

var text = "Email Me"
var email = "myname"
var emailHost = ""

document.write("<a href=" + "mail" + "to:" + email + "@" + emailHost+ ">" + text + "</a>" + ".")


If you dont want to use this script of find it hard to do then this tool from htmlfixit will create a script for you. This one will show your actual email address rather than just the 'email me' link though.