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Sunday, June 11, 2006
More Social Icons for your Post Footer
Had a heads-up from AudienceOne this weekend re: another way to add social bookmarking icons to your post footer. Audience has taken Dhiraj Gupta's post footer icons and stripped them down for blogspot users. No "onmouseover" function in the script (which apparently means no need to remotely host the script?) and Blogger's image hosting to hold on to your images. Simply paste them into a new post, change the date of the post to take it out of regular circulation, then view the post & grab the URL's to paste into your template. Here's the chunk of code for your footer.... (not so much a chunk as a boulder, really.... Makes me dizzy to look at it!

Anyway... another strategy for adding a full suite of icons. For what may well be the ultimate solution, watch for PopMarks.

Update 6/29: Popmarks is live!

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Posted at 2:18 PM by John.
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Blogger audienceone said...
It's a chunkful since it includes almost social-bookmarking sites known and listed by Dhiraj Gupta.

Just trim it down to social-bookmarking sites that you like.

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Blogger Singpolyma said...
I'd like to point out two things:

1) You don't need to post the post to get the image URLs. Just create the post and then cut-n-paste from the HTML code generated in the post window. Saves your blog from having useless posts around ;)

2) Blogger image hosting is unlimited space, unlimited bandwidth. Someone could take all these images, host them on blogger, and then just let everyone use the same set of URLs. Saves Blogger the hosting, saves us the work, and makes more efficient use of browser cache across blogs ;)

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Blogger John said...
Re: 2) Hey.. maybe I should do that!

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Blogger audienceone said...
@singpolyma :) that is exactly what I did. I've uploaded the image to blogger and created a template for users. All that users need to do is to copy-and-paste a code [Blogger/Blogspot Social Bookmarker] to a template. ;)

Perhaps, my blog post about it didn't explain it well. :D

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Blogger Aditya said...
People still use these? I thought they'd finally wake up to customised bookmarklets! Adding all these icons to post footers does nothing but confuse me because I don't which icon stands for which service...

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