Not quite a month ago, I went looking for a LiveJournal widget
, by which I meant an image I could post on my website, which would link back to my journal. I've got similar widgets for the other venues in which I appear on the web, which are listed on my user profile
. The closest I found to what I wanted were the banners listed at http://www.livejournal.com/site/banners.bml
. These banners advertise LJ, but they don't link back to an individual journal, and they're all a bit bigger and, uhm, well, less attractive than I wanted. So, I put a notice
up on the suggestions
noticed and helped me to get in contact with an LJ staff member, marta
, who told me "Yes, for things like that, you are completely welcome to use the logo."
Having recieved official permission to use the LJ logo, I posted an update
and said I'd let everyone know when I had the image ready, After much fiddling around working on other things, and a bit of fiddling around to get the image I wanted, I have finally produced an image which met my standards:
So, until LJ creates an official widget, or changes its collective mind about giving me permission to use their logo, you have my permission to copy this image to your computer, upload it to your website, and use it to link to your journal.
The basic HTML code to link to your journal is:
<a href="h t t p : / / username.livejournal.com/"><img src="path/LJ_widget.png" border="0"></a>Note 1:
You will need to delete the spaces from the code above (which were needed to keep LJ from automatically creating a link), substitute your username for the word "username," and substitute the actual location of your copy of the image for the word "path."Note 2:
Please, don't link back to the image in my galleries. I don't know for sure that it would be a problem, but I'd rather not have to apologize to LJ for bringing down a server.