Hey friends! Today's post is going to be fun because I'm sharing a quick little tip that falls into the blogger code/html/css category, and I've never done that sort of post before! I don't pretend to be any sort of genius or anything when it comes to code, but I do know a lot of the basics that I had to teach myself through lots and lots and lots of study and research, trial and error, and long nights with bottles of tylonal.haha At any rate I get frequent emails about little blogger basics, and so I'm happy to start sharing some with you once in a while:)
Today's tip is something that made a huge difference in the overall appearance of my blog once I figured it out, and I've gotten a fair amount of emails about this one, so I'm excited to finally post it!! I believe that there is a default of about 35 pixels between its sidebar gadgets, which as you can see in the before is just way too much(at least for many of us), but any info I came across on the subject was telling me to go into the html of my blog which is something I try never to do if I can help it.haha So, in five easy steps:
// How to Adjust the Space Between Gadgets
Step #1: From your blogger dashboard click on Template, then the orange square Customize button,
Step #2: Then the Advanced, and then scroll to the Add CSS button at the bottom.
Step #3: Copy from my page and paste the following code into the box:
margin: 5px 0 0 0;
Step #4: From here, change that 5 to 15 or whatever till you find a distance you like (the test page will respond immediately). you can come back and change it whenever you want!
Step #5: Once you're happy with the result, click the orange Apply to Blog button in the upper right corner, and you're all set!
So I hope that for those of you who have been eyeing that space in-between your gadgets wishing it would just go away, that you can breath easier knowing that you don't have to take drastic measures to make it happen! This is a tutorial for Blogger, so I'm not going to guess and say it would work the same in wordpress or other hosts. Maybe it since code is pretty universal it would be just fine? you tell me! haha
Anyway's thanks so much for reading today, and if you have any questions please feel free to ask me anytime and also I love receiving your emails with your thoughts and requests, etc, so hit me up!
Have a great day friends,