Thursday, May 7, 2009

Help Me

For quite a while, I've been trying to figure out how to put a list of old blog posts on my sidebar. I wanted to link back to some of my earliest posts, so that if someone happened to stop in, and wondered what the heck I'm about, they could go back and read.

Today, I finally managed to get a list up. It's on the left, at the top, in three categories (Let me introduce myself; My search; My parents). I was very proud of myself, and celebrated with a dash of Bailey's in my coffee. (I know it's early. Don't judge me. I'm having a rough week.)

The problem is that I think the color of the things in the list is too light. On my computer, you can hardly see them. I can figure out how to change the color of almost everything else, but not the stuff on the list. Is that what it looks like to you??

Lucky for me, there are people who know so much more about Blogger than I do. Heck, most everybody knows more about it than I do. Please - somebody - how can I fix this?

13 comments:

Scriptor Senex said...

The colours are fine on my computer but there is a way of altering them - all I have to do is remember what it is!!!

Andrew Scott Turner said...

Customize - Layout - Edit HTML

Within that, find Variable Name that coincides with your links, and replace the hex-decimal number (#999999) with the color you want.

You can find hex-dec colors by Googling "web safe colors" or "hexi-decimal colors" or "css for web colors"

Lanny said...

I'm guessing you've fixed them because I can see them just fine. They're dark blue. The only thing is the 'clicked color' is light like your background, but it's still easy to see. :)

MaBunny said...

The color showed up as blue to me - looked ok. To fix it - go to your layout page - where you can pick template and such...it will have fonts and colors and will pull up a box where u pick colors for font, post heading, and such. Will also show you colors that are in your blog and ones that would work with it:) good luck!

Midwest Mommy said...

Ok my opinion when you first see them they are a really bright blue. When you click on them they go to a gray kinda color. Is the gray color the one you are talking about?

Lori Skoog said...

ME
On my computer, the list shows up in blue and is easy to read. I think I just clicked on add a gadget, selected blog archives and placed it where I wanted it.
You can select colors and font styles under the layout section. You have lots of help.

Staci said...

Looks good on mine! I like the blue and peachy colors together!

Andrew Scott Turner said...

Comes up black for me

And a little bit gray in areas.

:-)

Becca said...

looks fine to me

Becca said...

even easier than Andrew said: go to layout, fonts and colors, and there is a box you can scroll down on the left that shows you the colors for visited link color, sidebar background color etc.

what you want is sidebar text color. then choose it from the palette

Sarah Laurence said...

The colors are fine in my computer. It looks like you have an answer already. I've found Google Groups helpful. It's a fine addition to your blog for newcomers.

Another nice thing to add to a blog is a blog roll or a list of your following since that box is hard to navigate. I've found other blogs through blog rolls and have enjoyed connecting my community through mine.

Elenka said...

All of the above......

Mrs4444 said...

The list looks fine.