Following on from my last video tutorial about how to split your post up in the new Typepad compose editor so you get the "Continue reading..." link on the front page of your blog, Bebe Jacobs of BeginAfresh.com has asked me to show her how to insert images into the side margins.
Here are 3 little videos of 5 mins each which will show you exactly how to do it using a Typepad 'Notes' type Typelist*. Eventually, Bebe will create pages to link the images to. In Video 3. I show her where she will need to place the page url for the new pages. Click on one of the images or links below to launch it in a new (much bigger) window:
Assuming this is all new to you, I'm inserting a Notepad doc at the end of this post which will give you the HTML code 'skeleton structure' for creating text links and image links anywhere on a blog or a website, whether in a post, a Typelist or a Wordpress text Widget. You may notice a couple of differences from the code I used in the videos eg. alt attribute in the anchor string. These aren't hugely important so I'm not going to say anymore on that right now. Simply click on the link to download it.
Key to remember...If you want to include an image, it must first be hosted somewhere. In Typepad, you can upload an image into the Files area. Go to Control Panel and then click on the Files tab.
From there, select the parent folder for the blog you are working in (not essential, but it will make things easier to find in the long run) and then use the Upload A File box to the right hand side of the page.
Once uploaded, click on the file name to open it up in a new window or tab and whatever is showing in your browser address bar is the 'image url' which you then paste between the 'double quote marks' (") in the IMG SRC code string.
Of course, if your image is hosted elsewhere, you could use that url - unless its on a third party site with whom you have no connection - doing that would be rude!
*The code used here is not uniquely for use in Typepad. It's basic HTML, so you can use it anywhere.