Monday, August 29, 2011

Fun Fonts!

Hey everyone! Sorry I've been MIA for so long... I post regularly on my normal blog, so if you feel like it, go on over and leave some love!

Anyway, here's a tutorial of sorts on how to use some cool new fonts in Blogger!

First off, I am using the Blogger in Draft, so if you don't have that installed, please see here.

Also, these picture might be a little small, so if you need them bigger just click on them!

OK! Now, go to make a new post {Dashboard>Orange 'create new post' button}. Now type something!

 Now highlight the text, and pick a font {really, pick any font!}:
I just picked Arial, but you can pick any font you'd like!

Now switch from 'Compose' to 'HTML'.
See where it says "font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"? Good, so DELETE the part that says "Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif". Do NOT delete the ";". That is an extremely crucial part!!! If you picked a different font, it won't say Arial. It might say Georgia, Times, Verdana, Trebuchet, Courier, or whatever you picked!

You MUST delete everything after the "font family:", until the ";". It will look something like this once you're done: "font-family: whateverfontyouwanthere;"

So once you delete that line, add whatever font you want! This has worked with every font I have tried. Try these: Amelie, Another Typewriter, HaloHandLetter, David, Adobe Caslon Pro, and whatever other fonts you want to try! For this tutorials sake, I'm just going to use Amelie. So just type {right after "font-family:"} Amelie, and go back to 'Compose' mode!
You can then adjust from there the color, size, and whatever else!

I hope this tutorial worked for you! Leave a comment if you try it!
The tutorial at work :)

How to use Blogger In Draft

Blogger in Draft will show you the things that Blogger is just testing out. For instance, if you are not using Blogger in Draft, your Dashboard looks like this:

But if you use Blogger in Draft, your Dashboard looks like this:

To change to Blogger in Draft, just scroll down to the very bottom of your Dashboard, and click on Blogger in Draft:

It will take you to the new Blogger in Draft, but if you want to keep it as your Dashboard, you must click on Make Blogger in Draft my default:
And there you go!

Some people have been saying that Blogger has taken away their rights to Edit HTML in the Blogger in Draft, but I still have mine. You must go to Template>Edit HTML. It's that easy! If you can't find your Edit HTML button, please let me know!