Sunday, March 07, 2010

Pretty Vintage Email Button

While I'm not any kind of web genius, and I am definitely NOT a programmer (though my husband is and STILL won't help me with this stuff), I've learned how to create an e-mail button for my blog.  This is the type where you don't have to show the whole world your email address (to avoid spammers), but if someone wants to contact you, she can.  If you'd like to use this button, I'd love to share it with you!

This is a 200x200 size image, which means it will fit well in one of your sidebars.  Now, the tricky part is making it work as a link, not just a picture.  Here's what you do (instructions for Blogger):

Go to your dashboard and click "Layout".   There you should see a tab that says "Page Elements".  (You will probably already be on "Page Elements" by default.  In one of your sidebar columns, select "Add a Gadget".   Now, in the open box (below where it says "Title"), paste the following code:

As you have probably already figured out, you will need to replace where it says "" with your actual email address.  For example, you might type in "".  Click save, to save your new gadget.  Then click save to save the update to your layout.  Voila!  That's it!  (Hope this works for you.  If not, I don't know if I'll be much help trying to make it work for you, but I can try! :)


  1. Bonjour Cheryl,
    Wow I am impresses, I'm not computer savvy at all so this will help alot.

  2. You are amazing!! I am always so impressed with your computer genius!