Garish Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

andrew Development, Uncategorized, Web, Website

I was at a particularly interesting talk yesterday at http://www.stonymeansbusiness.co.uk where Tracy Spence of WSI Internet Marketing talked about the latest thoughts and trends in using social media to grow your business.

A blog, such as this, is a good start, but it starts to become powerful once we give readers the ability to easily share information they find useful to their friends.

So, we need a simple WordPress plugin that adds Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter icons to each post or page. The only problem is that the vast majority of them are overkill, and plaster share garish buttons all over every screen. Not good.

Until we found the Hupso Share Buttons for Twitter, Facebook & Google+ plugin; simple share buttons, and nothing more. The share button is still a little garish (bright blue!) but a swift rework with a good graphics editor such as Gimp will easily restore it to a neutral grey like you see below.