On my new blog, www.travelplusfamily.com, I had a heck of a time getting my social media icons perfected. For An Unconventional June, I simply paid the fabulous Designer Blogs to do it all for me. For my new blog, I needed instant gratification and decided to use one of their templates. When you buy the template, you download it, apply it (easy as pie), and instantly have a beautiful blog layout! Again, kudos to Designer Blogs. However... this go around, I had to create the social media links.
I am, by no means, a web designer. But, thankfully, I found a guide to walk me through the process. An easy guide. A guide with step-by-step pictures. I could do this....
Very useful link:
Well, I thought I could do this....
Although this step-by-step guide was amazing, I was still stuck on where to get my social media icons and then once I got them, how could I adjust them to scale.
Where to Find Icons
To get icons, pop over to Bing (sorry Google, love ya... but) and do a search on "Social Media Icons + Facebook" and then click on the 'Images' link under the search box. Next, click on 'Filter' and change the 'License' to "Free to modify, share, and use commercially." Find the icons you like and save them on your computer (right-click, save).
How to Size Icons
Following the steps in the link above, add the icons. You may note that the icons are HUGE. To fix this, switch over to the HTML view and manually type in the sizes. Where???? I've highlighted where in bold, highlighted font below.... change NOTHING, except the number. I went from 100 down to 45 and it worked perfectly. Check out my social media icons on www.travelplusfamily.com to see if you like the size.
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Follow the remainder of the instructions from the guide linked above and your social media icons and links will be golden.