Blogger Tricks Animal Jam Graphic Central!: Q&A

Q&A


Hi jammers! Here you can ask all of the questions that you'd like to know--fun facts about the authors, Animal Jam questions... or anything else you'd like to ask, please feel free to ask away in the comments!
Just remember- no inappropriate questions! Please don't ask for membership or diamond codes either, because first of all, I don't have any to give away, and second, AJHQ doesn't allow jammers to give away codes--account security and all. Be sure to read the FAQ's down below in case your question was already answered!

FAQ's


What program do you use to make graphics?

I personally make my graphics using Pixlr, an online editing program for Macs and Windows, or Photoshop (which is a bit better, but costs money). If you have a Windows computer you can use a program called Paint, and if you have a Mac, to make transparent graphics you can use Smart Alpha in either Pages or image Preview.

How do I make a graphic?

You can learn how to make a graphic by clicking here!

How do you make a blog?

There are tons of free blogging platforms, but the most popular for Animal Jam bloggers is Blogger, Google's blogging platform (it's free!). There is Wordpress as well, which is also free. For me, Wordpress loads really slowly on my computer for some reason, so I prefer Blogger, but Wordpress is easy to make look really professional!

How do you get the official Animal Jam cursor on your blog?

I made a tutorial on that! You can read it here!

What was your inspiration for Animal Jam Graphic Central?

Hmm... so many amazing things, blogs and people inspired me to make my own blog! It would fill up about a thousand pages to list EVERY wonderful buddy I've ever had, or EVERY spectacular blog I've ever viewed, but a few of jammers that inspired me to make this blog were: MisterChunkyBuddy, nafaria9, EtherealComet, wingofthesun, numnum13 and vms915!


83 comments:

  1. This is for all the authors- what is your favorite color?
    Thanks.

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    1. I dye my hair a new color every few days, so my favorite color usually changes with it.

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    2. My favorite color is a tie between pink, lilac, pearl and turquoise! ^.^
      -Panda ♥

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  2. How do you get the AJ's cursor? Can you please tell me, if it isn't a secret :)

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    1. I learned how to get the cursor from Duchess Berrybunny, owner of the fabulous, Sol Lucet in Jamaa! I can do it for your blog as a (free) commission, or I can tell you in a post, since it won't let me say how to do it in the comments for some reason.
      -Panda

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    2. Okay thanks! I'm gonna ask her, but I wish you post it too ^-^

      Thank you :))

      ~Mimi5000

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    3. Okay, I will post it right now if you'd like! ^.^
      -Panda

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  3. I have a question, what is the HTML/JavaScript for the mouse cursor you have for your blog which is the Animal Jam Cursor?

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  4. How do you add the contact gadget under the post and on the left side?
    -Mimi

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  5. Hey, again me here XD How do you change the text when 'can't find this page' appears?
    -Mimi

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    1. XD Go to 'Settings' then choose the 'Search Preferences' option. On that page, click on the 'Custom Page Not Found' under the 'Error and redirections' heading. Type in your message, and then click the orange, 'Save changes' button! Hope this helped! ^.^
      -Panda

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    2. Thank you! I saw this answer too late >.<
      -Mimi

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  6. I have a question! So Hummm.... Im trying to make my blog like Yours and Mimi's. And How do you make it go to the middle, the links to go to the pages?

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    1. Hi Makou!
      To get the centered page tabs, you copy the following code into your blog's CSS box (in Design>>Customize)
      .PageList {text-align:center !important;}
      .PageList li {display:inline !important; float:none !important;}
      I hope this helped!
      -awesomepanda868

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  7. Question to Panda:
    How many commissions are people allowed to get? By the way thank you for featuring my wolf graphic ^-^

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    1. You are allowed to order as many commissions as you like! ^.^ I love making them- it's a thing. :P And no problem!
      -Panda

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  8. Um. No. I don't pay to have a WordPress blog.

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    1. Sorry. >.< I made this awhile ago, before I made my own Wordpress blog. I better fix that.
      -Panda

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  9. Another question for Panda: May I please make some signature templates for commissions? If you say no that's fine ^-^

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    1. Sure! You can send them in to us whenever you are done. :)
      -Panda

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  10. What are commissions (I only have an idea what they are) and how do you order them? Do they cost anything?

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    1. To order one, you can go to the 'Commissions' tab below the header. Commissions are sort of like art pieces (signatures, blog design and gadgets, headers, graphics etc.) and only a few of them have to be paid. :)
      -Panda

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  11. I have seen some blogs with special page tabs like on Animal Jam Happenings. Do you know how they get those?

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    1. I think I may possibly know, but I know that Swimmer on the Animal Jam Happenings wants to keep the template and codes for the design of the Animal Jam Happenings a secret, so I don't want to be disloyal to that blog and Swimmer.
      -Panda

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  12. I have a few questions. 1. Where did you get the idea for the blog? 2.How did you decide to make graphics? 3. How many authors are there? 4. When did this blog start? 4. Follow-up, What was your first post? 5.Have you read any Plushie blogs? And 6. Why did you chose Panda as your name? -d66864 on AJ.

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    1. 1. Hmm... I had another blog before this one, and I just felt like experimenting with Blogger I guess. :P So I made another blog. I was not sure what to call it at first. Then I realized that there weren't many graphic blogs out there, so I called my blog "Animal Jam Graphic Central" and that was the birth of this crazy blog. XD

      2. Believe it or not (and it is quite easy to believe since I stink at graphics :P) I used to be (and still am) awful at graphics. But I always loved looking at the "pro" AJ graphics, so I kept trying and I got somewhat better. I was inspired mainly by the Animal Jam Nox and vms915. :)

      3. If you check the right sidebar there is a list of all the authors. Currently, there are five, including me. ^.^

      4. My first post was just a 'Welcome!' post. You can view it here:
      AJGC's First Post ^.^

      5. I do read many plushie blogs! ^.^ My favorites are Blu the Monkey and Cupcake and Friends, but I love practically EVERY plushie blog!

      6. When I first made my animal, I chose a panda (because my friend had a panda and I thought it was the cutest thing ever) and when it was time to make my username, I just stuck 'awesome' in front of 'panda' and then stuck my two favorite numbers (8 and 6) at the end. :P Hurr, hurr, the creation of awesomepanda868.

      -Panda

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    2. Thanks! I like to read Undercover Vamparoo, Blu the Monkey, Cupcake and Friends, Pepsi the Cheetah, and I used to read Icee, Anna the Arctic Wolf, Some fox blog and other ones. On my old laptop, my favorites is FULL OF BLOGS! I need to delete some. -d66864 on AJ

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    3. I love those blogs as well! ^.^ Haha, my Blogger reading list is stuffed to the brim with blogs. >.<

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  13. Two questions: 1. You said someday you'd love to extend into other graphics. I can see you're VERY busy with the AJGC, so would you be okay if I made a new branch called Club Penguin Graphic Central? Unlike most people, snowyclaw isn't my role model. You are. So are you okay with that?
    2. If the help center is open, why do we need this page?

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    1. 1. You can make one if you like. ^.^ And thank you so much! :D Yeah, snowyclaw isn't my role model either.
      2. I am not quite sure. XD The Help Center is more organized, but this is more convenient, so I am just keeping both. ^.^
      -Panda

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  14. my question might be wired but how can you do your own (back to top button)? and umm how do you guys put images in the bars where the webs are like(this website has a AJ gift image in it top bar thing) i have so many questions but i guess i will start with these two other wise i still new in blogger

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    1. Oh, those questions are really easy to answer, but I completely understand your confusion! Those two topics are some of the hardest things to figure out when you are first starting with Blogger.

      1. Do you mean how do you install a pre-made one in your blog, or how to make your own and install it in your blog? If you mean installing a pre-made one, check out the section about that in this post . If you mean the other option (installing your very own back to top button) then I will have to make a post about that, or I can install a custom-made one for you on your blog (just check out the Commissions page).

      2. That is called a favicon. To change your blog's favicon, go to Layout > Favicon (it will be in the top left, above your header) and then select an image from your computer.

      Hope this helped!

      -Panda

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  15. How do you add bars!? i've been searching every single youtube video and it doesn't make ANY sense to me.I would appreciate it if you can make it or explain it easier! :) ~Bunny

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    1. I don't think that's what its called SORRY i meant tabs.How in the world do you add them o3o im such a noob :P MEHEH my quote i'll use always & forever Im such a noob ~Bunny

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    2. If you mean the page tabs right below the header image, then here's a tutorial:

      Go to Layout, and click "Add a Gadget" right below your header image gadget. Then, select the Pages option for your gadget and a little pop-up window should appear. In that window, check all of the boxes of pages that you want to add to your page tabs. Then click the Save button and view your blog to check that it worked! ^.^ You can view a better and fuller tutorial by clicking here.

      Hope that was helpful!

      -Panda

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  16. How do you get the links to the pages on the side to be an image without a title?

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    1. Here's a tutorial:
      How to Have a Title-less Image Gadget on Blogger
      If you have any more questions, feel free to ask them! ^.^
      -Panda

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    2. Hehe- I do have another question actually!
      I had this idea to help AJ blogs become more organized together as a group (instead of people having a list of defunct blogs as a page) It's called the Animal Jam Blog Association!
      http://animaljampyro.blogspot.com/p/animal-jam-blog-association.html
      Basically, any blog that wants to become part of this association can. It's not even for views- it's for making blogs become more close-knit. If you want to join the AJGC into the association, let me know!

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  17. Why don't you do Animal Jam on The Dancing Panda anymore?

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  19. how do u guys make the categorize(the label stuff on the top of the page like *all graphics, sending in graphics and more) is there a video that u saw that helped about it? can u tell the name of that video

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    1. No, I didn't watch it in a video. It's quite easy actually. If I think I know what you mean, check out the tutorial that is currently at the bottom of the Blogging Tips & Tricks page. You can find a link to that on the sidebar. ^.^
      -Panda

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  20. How can i make my categories in By Frequency, its so hard i always work hard to make it frequency but its stays in alphabetical order..... is there a video or anything that can help me?

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    1. It would be really helpful if I could take a look at your blog. Would you mind adding me as an admin to your site so I can see your Categories widget?

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  21. You know how you the ask ajgc? and the other,well,how do you do that?

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    1. I think you're referring to the sidebar images?

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    2. Oh yes! To make sidebar images, you can just open up a background image (like one from our Signs & Boards page!) in Pixlr, Photoshop or PicMonkey, and then add text and graphics onto the background.

      Sorry for the late response!

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  22. Sometimes when I try to make graphics on Pixlr, the lock won't show. Is there any way to fix this? Thanks :)
    ~Cheetah87516

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    1. Hmm... that's weird. I've never had that happen to me before, but if it ever happens again, I would suggest just reloading the page.

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    2. Okay, thanks!
      ~Cheetah87516

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    3. It didn't work.

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    4. I am assuming that you want to make transparent graphics? Do you happen to have a Mac? If so, you can just create a white background graphic in Pixlr and then get transparency by opening up the graphic in Mac Preview and using Instant Alpha to remove the background (if you do have a Mac I can give you a more in-depth tutorial on that).

      Otherwise, do you happen to have Photoshop or any other photo-editing programs?

      I'm sorry that I don't know exactly how to fix this, but keep me posted and I'll try and think of something. >.<

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    5. I do want to make transparent graphics. I do not have a Mac. I do not have Photoshop, but I do have Picmonkey. Is that fine?
      ~Cheetah87516, signed in

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    6. Hmm... I think that you could create graphics in PicMonkey, but it'll be harder than Pixlr or Photoshop, and I've never personally used it to make a graphic myself. Here's how (I think) you can make transparent graphics in PicMonkey:

      1. Open up a new canvas in PicMonkey.
      2. Make the background transparent.
      3. Go to the Overlays tab and upload the image that you want to make a graphic of.
      4. Select the overlay and switch the tab over to Eraser.
      5. Select a small eraser size using the slider, zoom into your subject and carefully erase around your subject like you would in Pixlr or any other program.

      I hope that helped--if you need a more in-depth tutorial on that (since I just figured out how to do this as I was replying to this comment XD) then I can post one with pictures to help.

      -Panda

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    7. Okay, thanks!
      ~Cheetah87516, not signed in

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    8. Thank you! It works!
      ~Cheetah87516, not signed in

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    9. Ha, when I still used anonymous! Good ol' days..

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  23. To all of the authors -
    On a scale of 1-10, 1 being least - 10 being greatest, how much do you love being an author on the AJGC?
    ~Cosmic

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    1. To answer my own question -- 110? LOL!

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    2. Oh, I didn't see this question! :D

      Not sure if MY answer counts, but I'd have to say a... 1,000! I love interaction with everyone here, and the AJ community is just amazing! <3

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  24. Hey I was wondering if you have black gazelle horns, transparent?

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    1. I can make a graphic of it for you! Even though I'm not an author, I still work for the AJGC Management Team, so I can whip up some of those gazelle horns for you.

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  25. All admins,
    Me and my friends(cupcake80000, carlyp1234) are making a story about Animal Jam. In the story, Santa Paws's reindeer are trapped by the phantoms. Could you make some phantom watchers or something? If you say no, I'm totally fine with that. I would be super helpful!
    -snowyrose3579
    PS: Your graphics rule!

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    1. Thanks for the kind words! <3

      I'll ask for a member of the management team to tackle this graphics job! ^.^ Thanks for requesting!

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  26. Hey, just wondering, do you know how rare a shark cage is on AJ? I have one but I have no idea if it's worth nerd glasses or not.
    Thanks!
    -Koolestkat

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    1. Hmm, Shark Cages were once obtainable through a glitch. Many Animal Jam YouTubers posted about it, so the glitch became popular.

      I don't know what rarities are in Animal Jam, I'm not an avid trader, but I will try and find someone who can help you.

      *Some people will trade short Spiked Collars, but not all people. That's what I gained from my buddy!

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    2. Thanks so much for answering! :D
      Truth be told, I'm not a really a huge trader either. :P But I might start to trade more soon.
      Wowie! Short Spiked Collars!?! That's cool. :D
      Thanks again, Cosmic.
      -Koolestkat

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    3. CosmicCheetah-Not-Signed-InJune 22, 2016 at 4:59 PM

      Haha, you're welcome. I love making people happy! (;≧∇≦)
      -CosmicCheetah @ The AJGC Management Team

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  27. Hiya, Panda! (Maybe I can start using that on the AJC? (๑→‿←๑) As well as these kawaii emoticons!) I was wondering how you make links that use words, kind of like you do directing people who order commissions to their commission.

    Thank you so much, Panda!! (✿◕ ‿◕ฺ)ノ))。₀: *

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  28. Hey, this may sound weird but what does trolling mean? XD I keep seeing people say it on AJ and I don't get what it means. Does it mean copying?! XD

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    1. "Trolling" refers to playing a prank on someone. Do you see the "shrimps" in Jamaa, the "carrots", "poo", or other animal squads? Those are considered trolling. Also, many people do a trick "LPHD giveaway," when it is really an HDTV in light pink.

      If you don't understand anything I said, be sure to contact me!

      -CosmicCheetah @ The AJGC Management Team

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  29. ask tierney from daily explorer about this.Whats the diffrent about a cat and a wild cat

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