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The images above, are actual Image Links, and are click-able. Use them to navigate to the sites indicated in the mouse-over pop-ups!

Sometimes, a mouse-click on images will enlarge them

Friday, 12 December 2014

Creating and Adding a Favicon to your Blog URL Tab

A Favicon is, generally, an image, which displays above the URL in the Browser Tab. It can personalise your site/blog. Favicons are limited in size to 16px x 16 px. You can either create them yourself, using Irfanview, or MS Paint, or use a website, like Favicon & App Icon Generator... I just download the finished Favicon - not the 'code'.

Different Browsers have different requirements, as far as image file formats are concerned; eg: .ico , .png , jpeg, gif , etc., and different sizes 16 x 16, 32 x 32, 48 x 48 pixels, etc. I use Google Chrome, or Firefox, and have NO problems with a square image less than 100 Kbs ... coloured, or not, but it's worth looking at the table in the Wikipedia link (above).

The way I add a Favicon is:
  • 1. Create my icon on MS Paint. Make it square. Size it to 40 x 40 px.
  • 2. Go to the Layout screen. Edit the Favicon Page Element. Choose a file which I prepared. Upload it.
  • 3. I don't touch the blog template - at all. All adding is done through the Layout screen. No codes.
  • 4. Save. Wait until Google does it's job, which sometimes takes a few days!

The Finished product ...


Friday, 25 April 2014

Removing a Person from your Circles, via Google+ Screens.

Recently, I decided to stop Following several people who were in my Circles, on Google+. Why? Well, I thought that it was a total waste of time Following people who never contribute, or do anything, like comment.

This procedure is simple enough. It is done on the Your Circles screen.

Click on the Circle containing the person/people you wish to remove, and hover your mouse over the person. This highlights an 'X'.

Hover on the highlighted 'X' and a small pop-up will confirm who you've selected. Then click.

The icon of the person removed will also disappear from the screen.

The removal is now completed.


Re-instating a Previously Blocked/Removed Google + Follower.

"Oh, my goodness, I have blocked the wrong person!"

This situation is often the case. No worries, however, as it is simple to correct. So, too, is Re-instating a Follower who has been removed from your circles.

Step 1 - The first thing you must do is navigate to the Profile of the person in question, which will appear like the following image.

Step 2 - Navigate to the bottom of the screen.

Step 3 - Click on the box which says 'BLOCKED".

Step 4 - Select a Circle to place him/her in.

NOTE: If a Follower has been 'Removed' from your Circles, he/she will need to be re-added to your Circles, as if he/she was a new Follower. Naturally, you can only Block, or Report, a Follower who is not a member of your Circles.


Blocking, or Removing, a Follower in Google +

In May, 2013, I wrote a post on this very subject - 'Blocking, or Stopping, a Google+ Follower', and used my friend David, as an example. Well, things have changed slightly, and once again, with David as an example, the updated method is demonstrated.

Step 1 - Choose (mouse-click) the Follower you wish to Stop (remove from your circles), Block, or Report. You need to navigate to his/her Profile.

Step 2 - Click on the highlighted down-arrow symbol (see next image).

Step 3 - Choose the option you wish.

Step 4 - Finalise your choice, or action.

Easy as.