Now, if you stumbled on this blog, and you are not interested in the technicality of what we did, you are dismissed. Thanks for stopping by. I totally, totally understand.
Here was my tutorial agenda especially designed for Donna.
- Shortcuts for copy, cut, and paste
- How keep several windows open at one time while in Internet Explorer
- Put several shortcuts on her desktop
- Find free blog backgrounds
- Install a new free background
- Choose a free picture to put in the blog header
- Learn how to follow and manage favorite blogs
- Sign up and navigate Google Analytics
- Sign up and begin exploring Facebook
- Install Donna’s Netscape address book on Gmail
Discovering how to put a border around the picture and figuring out how to make the colors work with the background that we had installed was a challenge. For the correct colors, we did a “print screen” of her blog and put that in Photoshop and then used the “eyedropper tool” to get the brown and blue color from her background. Then we discarded the “print screen”.
I don’t know the correct way to add a border but this worked. We had to flatten the image and then change the canvas size, making it slightly larger. Then we could select the white around the edge and use the “paintbucket” to pour in the blue color.
(Click on the picture to go to Donna's blog.)
Both of our hubbys get concerned that we spend too much time on the computer. So on our evening phone conversations we were also able to give an honest report to that disconcerting question, “What did you do?” that I tend to interpet, "What did you do all day long while I worked hard to put bread on the table?" We ate our oatmeal breakfast, watched the birds, attended a Bible study, toured our new church,