5 HTML tags, you need to know

SOMMER STUDIO HTML

Whether you’re doing a little update on the blog visuals or needing to update something on your website and your designer is away. Here’s my top 5 HTML tags to know…

1.  Insert an image

<img src=”URL of image”>

Need to ad an image into your post, text box or web page, this is the short code you need to do that.

2. No – you can’t pin my image on pinterest

<img src=”URL of image” nopin=”nopin”>

There are some occasions that you just don’t want other to pin your image. In this case this small piece of code will stop others from doing it…

3. Make text or an image a link

Make text hyperlinked 
<a href=”URL”>This text is linked</a>

Make an image hyperlinked
<a href=”URL”><img src=”URL of image”></a>

Need an section of text or a image to link to another website or another page on your website? These two pieces of code will help you do that. Remember “URL” is the going to location and the “URL of image” is the image link, so you have either uploaded it via your image library (Word Press) or onto your FTP site.

4. Give me some space!

<br />
or
&nbsp;

Something is just not right, then you realise all the text is jammed together, so give it some space with this handy tag.

5. Make it bold, make it italic and use a & instead 

<strong>bold text<strong/> 
<em>italic text<em/>
&amp; will make a &

I’d love to know what you use regularly or what you’d like to know…

Why Pinterest?

PINTEREST // SOMMER STUDIO

I’ve probably used pinterest since the beginning – to gather thoughts and ideas, to find trends and to communicate ideas with friends.

But today – I primarily use it for business, why? Well, since leaving an in-house design job, where my clients were regular and I learnt their language and how they though pretty early on, now each one of my new clients, it’s like discovering a new friend and with that comes a new language and a new train of thought. I’m defiantly not saying its a bad thing, in-fact its one of the favourite parts of freelancing.

So I thought I would write my top tips for how I use pinterest…

1. Update the image description

I’m defiantly guilty of pinning on the go and not changing the description, but its always a good idea as it communicates more about you and your though process.

2. Check your sources

No-one wants to be a sender of spam and with the 1000’s of pins out there, make sure you know what your pinning or sharing with your followers.

3. Collaborate

Building relationships through common interests and goals, is great way to get to know your followers. You can open your boards up to others by inviting collaborators.

4. Create specific boards

Don’t leave the board up to interpretation, make sure it has a common theme and the pins all relate.

5. Don’t just pin, pins!

A lot of websites these day have built in pin widgets, use these to build your own unique style, it helps create a larger community of pins on pinterst and stops everyone seeing the same pins over and over.

I’d love to hear your top tips…

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MAKING NEW FRIENDS

When I started this adventure, I never thought I would meet so many lovely people. Some in person and some online. But one thing in common is that they are genuine and wonderful people who provide support. Amazing how sometimes they are going through the exact same thing.

So a little shout out to two people who I have met along the way…

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Carolina over at Light Morango, she sells lovely wordpress themes at Light Morango Shop. Trust me they are awesome and I had the pleasure to work with her directly and on a few themes for my clients.

MIMPY

I first emailed Carol, Mimpy & Co, when I must admit, stress and worried. I was waiting for a client in a cafe and although I wasn’t worried about the client (in fact looking forward to seeing her), I couldn’t shake the worried feeling. We had exchanged a few comments on Insta and knew Carol would be lovely.  If you’re in Bryon Bay, without doubt the designer to use!

Thanks for your support Girls! xx