Today’s tip is for Blog Buttons! It’s not so much how to make a blog button, as the size recommendations. Sometimes I really want to share a button on my sidebar, but the size gets in the way. And since switching to this new template there are some limitations as far as space.
Most blogger have a very full sidebar, so bigger is not necessarily better (in the words of Trish). The MOST common size for blog buttons is 125 x 125 pixels. I really like to have clusters of 125 buttons, and I might rotate several through the same spot.
These days, I would definitely make your default buttons 125 square. And remember that if you put a shadow behind your button, that will most likely make it bigger than 125.
Other popular sizes are:
- 150 pixels square
- 120 x 140 is OK for special occasions or events
Of course, you can make your blog button whatever size you’d like, but you’ll have a better chance of getting it posted if you keep it at 125 square, in my opinion. Check out IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) Guidelines for more standard ad sizes
What do you think? What size do you like your buttons?