badritek — 2012-11-09T01:02:35-05:00 — #1
I have just started a free blog on blogger and have been looking for a lite third party template for it. I came across one recently and tried to add the same to a demo blog of mine - cleanest1.blogspot.com
Now the issue is that on the top side of the page there a couple of buttons for Facebook, Twitter and so on. I am trying to redirect the RSS button to the feedburner page for my blog and it does not work, and instead distorts the layout.
I am completely new to HTML, so any help would be appreciable
ACTUAL LINES FROM THE DEFAULT TEMPLATE
<li> <a expr:href='data:blog.homepageUrl + "feeds/posts/default"'> <img src='http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TJRUWjRD-tQ/UAp3zejmFpI/AAAAAAAACo4/E_Ptph5eOV4/s1600/rss.png'/> </a> </li>
I would like to redirect this very button to feeds.feedburner.com/badritek
Thanks a ton in advance
pullo — 2012-11-09T03:34:35-05:00 — #2
if you don't mind hardcoding the URL then changing the above line to the following should work:
<li><a expr:href='feeds.feedburner.com/badritek'><img src='http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TJRUWjRD-tQ/UAp3zejmFpI/AAAAAAAACo4/E_Ptph5eOV4/s1600/rss.png'/></a></li>
badritek — 2012-11-09T04:39:19-05:00 — #3
Thanks for the reply Pullo.
I have tried adding this URL but everytime i do so, it gives me an error. The Button from the page disappears and the layout gets distorted.
When i add the feedburner url, this is the error that i get
TEMPLATE ERROR: LHS of numeric is null before 29 in feeds.feedburner.com/badritek
I don't know much about HTML so if you give me a solution in layman terms, it would be highly appreciated.
Once again thanks for previous reply. Looking forward to you for the solution.
pullo — 2012-11-09T04:41:16-05:00 — #4
Ok, that's some Blogger template weirdness going on.
What happens if you change the line to regular HTML?
Try replacing the line with this:
<li><a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/badritek"><img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TJRUWjRD-tQ/UAp3zejmFpI/AAAAAAAACo4/E_Ptph5eOV4/s1600/rss.png"/></a></li>
badritek — 2012-11-09T04:51:03-05:00 — #5
That was a brilliantly quick reply :). And gladly it solved my problem. Thanks a ton Pullo. You are a great guy. One more question, can you refer any guides or online documents from where i can learn atleast the basics of HTML? So that i don't have to bother experts like you everytime i run into any trouble?
Another thing i wanted to ask is, is using a third party template for Blogger, good? Is it better than the default Blogger templates? I want to a switch to a third party blogger template because the stock template page size is too heavy( close to 4 BM) and it takes a while to open properly.
Can you pleaseeeee throw some light on this subject and tell me what should i do? Any good template sites in your knowledge which i should use?
Once again thanks a ton in advance
pullo — 2012-11-09T04:59:39-05:00 — #6
I would use a book. I can really recommend this one: Build Your Own Website the Right Way Using HTML & CSS
Other than that I would use this as a reference: http://reference.sitepoint.com/html/, as well as http://reference.sitepoint.com/css/.
When you are looking at stuff in either of these two references, be sure to click on the "Play" tab to be able to try things out on the fly.
Blogger is not bad, but I prefer WordPress. There are quite a lot of points you need to take in to consideration (including load time).
Here is a really good comparison: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9224441/Blogging_service_shootout_Blogger_vs._WordPress