ANNOUNCEMENT:
Because of changes in my schedule, I am no longer updating this blog or taking on new clients. Previous clients are welcome to get in touch with me and I will consult my schedule to see if I have time to help you.
Thanks!
Pepper

How to Add Someone as an Admin on Your Blogger Blog

Have you ever wondered how you can give someone access to edit your blog without giving them your blogger log in information?  It's easy.  Just follow the steps below to add them as an admin:


STEP ONE: Add an Author
Go to settings --> basic --> permissions --> blog authors and choose the button to "+ Add Authors."

Type in the email address of the person you are inviting to be an author and click the box that says "invite authors."


The person you invited will receive an email asking them if they would like to contribute to the blog.

STEP TWO: Make an Admin
After the person accepts your invitation to be an author, go back in to the permissions section and click on "author" next to their name and choose to make them an "admin" instead.


WHEN YOU ARE DONE.... Remove Admin
When you no longer want someone to be an admin on your blog, simply click the x next to their name and they will be removed from your blog.


But.... a note about image hosting:  If someone is posting an image to your blog as an author or an admin, the image they upload will be hosted on their google account, not yours.  This means that if that person ever decides to delete the image or change their privacy settings, it is going to be removed from your blog and you have no say about it.  Keep this in mind if you ever add a designer as an admin or invite someone to be a guest author on your blog.

Portfolio Update: My Fair Leidy

I have a lot of recent blog designs to share with you, so I'm working on updating my portfolio this month.  First up is this great fashion blog, My Fair Leidy.  You can read more about the design here, but this is a sneak peek:

I love the scrolling instagram widget at the top of this blog and it also has a very cool drop-down menu bar that is powered by css.  Love this blog?  Get in touch with me to see how I can make your blog runway-ready!

Blogger Error: Too Many Redirects

I recently put together an awesome blog for a client with a custom redirect that took the visitor to a static page instead of the main blog feed when you first load the blog.  This is a really slick feature on blogger that helps you get around the fact that you can't have a static homepage in blogger like you can in wordpress.  Cool, huh?  Wrong.

The custom redirect feature is incompatible with mobile devices.  This is a known problem and (presumably) blogger is working on fixing it, but for now, if you have a custom redirect set up on your blog, people looking at it on their phones or tablets will see the error message: Too Many Redirects.

I spent a lot of time trying to figure out what the heck was wrong when I got this error, so I'm just putting this out there as a public service announcement: if you use the custom redirect setting in blogger, your blog will not load on mobile devices.  Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

Luckily, my client and I were able to figure something else out that worked for her, so all's well that ends well.