Have you started to feel that all your posts look the same?
Are you tired of always having pictures on the left, block and blocks of text, a boring feel? There are some options to help visually spiff up your posts a bit!
Q: How do I center my images?
This is actually way harder than it should be in my opinion. Steemit's editor has two modes, markdown and editor (this mode has the MS Word like buttons.)
If you write you're posts in Markdown mode, all you have to do is put a
<center>before the link for the picture and a
</center>after this link. (Once you start typing in markdown mode, the editor button disappears.)
If you write you're posts in Editor mode (which has the MS Word like buttons) than you'll need to click the 'Raw HTML' button at the top right corner of your editor. (Once you start typing in editor mode, you see the markdown button change to Raw HTML.)
Then you have to find your picture link and place the
</center> (called center tags) around it. You will see some tags that look like
</p> in there. Put the center tags outside of these.
If this gives you trouble, don't let it get to you. It's way harder than it needs to be in my opinion. But once you do it a time or two, it gets easy pretty quick.
Q: How do you get those fancy section dividers in your posts @sykochica?
This on is EASY!! You just put them in like any other picture. If you search google image (setting reuse license to labeled for reuse of course) for 'page divider' you will find a ton of options. Just find the one you like, resize and/or crop it if you want to and you're ready to go. Toss it into your post just like any other picture.
Rather than having to upload my page divider every time I post, I just reuse the link for it from previous posts.
Q: Should I get a fancy signature for end of my posts?
Using a personalized signature or not is really a personal preference. Don't feel like you have to, I just enjoy it myself.
If you want a custom signature, there are multiple places that will create them for free! Mine is actually from the Online Signature website. However, if you google 'online signature generator' you'll find many other sites with their own options.
After you create it, it's given to you as an image file (jpg, png, etc) which you put in your post just like any other picture.
Q: You said something about there being a template I could use?
Months ago a @thecryptofiend, @rubellitefae and I made a bunch of different Steemit post templates which are free to use. Here are the posts showing what the different templates look like as well as download links.
To use these, you MUST have your editor set to Markdown mode (meaning it will say 'editor in the top right corner) before pasting the template in.
Once you've copy/pasted it in, just replace things with your own. The different sections will either having an example in there or say something like "put picture here." A few of these templates are harder to use than others. So if one doesn't seem to work well for you, just try another and it'll probably be a lot easier.
Feel free to ask me anything. I'm here to Help!
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