As you can see, I’ve been changing the look of No Credit Needed. While I don’t normally “blog” about “blogging”, I thought I’d share the following resources with those of you who have websites, run a blog, or just like “free stuff”. (I found these resources while searching for a nice, new “RSS Button” for the right-hand column of the new site. Thanks to David from My Two Dollars for the suggestion! Here’s a recent article David wrote about bundling your cable, phone, and Internet. Check it out to see why I read My Two Dollars.)
First, I found this article about “free icons” over at Max Power. I never realized that there were SO many different definitions of the word “free”. If you use graphics that you find on the web, this article is a must read.
Then, I stumbled Wikimedia Commons, a site dedicated to user-generated, free-to-use media. (I’ll probably “nerd out” at this site for a few hours! Over 1.4 million media files to sift through and use. Wow!) Here’s just one page from the site and it has over 200 free icons!
Finally, I found Feed Icons which offers a zip file of customizable RSS buttons. Jackpot! The file contains basic orange RSS buttons, but, and this is the really cool part, it also contains a gray scale button that you can open in almost any photo editor, allowing you to create a button in the color of your own choice. (As for me, I’m using Paint Shop Pro 6, which I purchased more than five years ago! So, I’m sure that most of you will have a more “up-to-date” program and will find adjusting the colors to be very easy. I simply selected Colors – Adjust – Green/Red/Blue and played around with the dials a bit to get the color that I wanted. You can see the new “Blue RSS Button” at the top right-hand side of this page, and I’ll also include it here as well:
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By the way, if you are new to “blogging” and want to know more about “RSS” or “RSS feeds”, take a look at this article over at What is RSS?. If you have any trouble subscribing or if you have any questions, feel free to contact me.