Monday, September 19, 2011
We are finally getting some rain in Texas and the threat of wildfires in our area has been drastically reduced. Oh, I can't tell you how much we loved watching that rain pour down... We are still in a horrible drought, but thankfully the hot dry summer is almost over and we might start getting more rain.
I have been wanting to post before/after images using the mouse-over technique on my blog (dangle your mouse over the image below and it will "magically" change to the after image), however I had not found an easy way to do it. Finally I figured out a simple method that I wanted to share with you. This effect should work in all computer browsers and is incredibly easy.
I used the CoffeeShop ButterScotch Vintage action on this image, no adjustments necessary. I think this is my favorite tinted action.
Copy this code and paste it in NotePad or Text Edit. If you paste it in Word or Open Office, make sure there is no weird editing going on (extra spaces, tabs, etc.).
Replace the "URL where you want people to go if they click on your image" with any website, blog or page address you want people directed to if they actually click rather than dangle over your image. I linked this image to my blog.
Upload two images that are the same size to your favorite hosting site (I love using Picasa) and grab the direct link URL's. This is the web address that goes directly to each image.
Replace 'First Image URL' in both places in the code with the URL of your first image. Replace 'Second Image URL' with the URL of your second image. Don't forget the '' around each URL and don't add extra spaces. You have to link the first image twice, the second only once.
Your code might look something like this:
Once you have added the four URL links, just paste the code in the Edit HTML in your blog post. Now when readers hold their mouse over your "before" image, they should see it magically change to the "after".
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