Posts Tagged ‘HTML’

Windows Live Messenger IM Control

August 5th, 2008

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There are already some Chat to IM widgets around and that get quite a lot of use. but pretty much all of them are from third parties. they are made as a communication gateway for a third party Multi IM client. that is of course good on itself and we will see more of them later but first i want to talk a little about Windows Live Messenger IM Control or Live IM Control for short.

This is a First party Widget, well Gadget since it is from Windows Live. that connect with Windows Live Messenger. The Widget is meant for you to use it in your blog or your website if your primary IM client is Live Messenger and there is close to 40% of a chance that may be the case.

And just like the Widgets from third parties its goal is pretty much the same. to let you connect with your readers, friends or clients depending where and how you may want to use it.

Using it is simple and you only need to follow these steps:

1.-Login to your Live Messenger web settings:

Go to this page and log in with the Live ID you use for Live Messenger

http://settings.messenger.live.com/Applications/WebSettings.aspx

2.-Change your Live Messenger web settings:

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Activate the option that says “Allow anyone on the web to see my presence and send me messages”

3.-Choose your desired Live Messenger IM control

Go to the Create HTML page and  choose your preferred version

http://settings.messenger.live.com/Applications/CreateHtml.aspx

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I.- IM Window

This is the full version and will operate directly in your page

II.-Button

This will show if you are online and allow a browser window to be launched in order to use the Live IM Control widget

III.-Status Icon

Will only show if you are online or not

4.-If you choose the IM Window version you can also customize your Live IM control Widget

Choose you desired size and Color, the HTML code will update once you do

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5.-Paste and Start using it

Place it in your blog, your social network profile or you website and start using it.

This whole process can be done in 3 minutes. so there you go.

I will place on in this post in order to demo it. i am not sure if i will have it here in the blog but it will be living here in this blog post.

 

Twitter Tag: A Simple Twitter Active Badge Generator

July 10th, 2008

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Twitter Tag is a Active Badge Generator just like Tweetsnap. it may not have a site anywhere close as pretty as Tweetsnap and the badge may be more generic but it actually got more features into it.

  • 1.- You can Customize the colors in it to your heart content.
  • 2.- It detects the client used (for example mine shows i tweet from SocialThing or Twhirl
  • 3.- Uses Time Track Stamp instead of date tags
  • 4.- Shows how many updates you have done so far in Twitter

So the only bad thing i see to it is that it is too Generic Looking and that it don`t has versions. you can only choose one size.

Since it got Stats, it would be nice to have the full user stats in the badge like Updates//Friends//Followers in a better font and solve the look issues by allowing custom background or background options.

Like Tweetsnap you can grab the code and use your Twitter Tag Badge everywhere, from your blog, to social networks, to forums and even E-mails.

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JustAddMe: A simple social profile widget

March 4th, 2008

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As the name  and the slogan implies, JustAddMe is a no frills and simple social profile widget you can put in your blog, website  or even a forum. it comes in two iframe modes, a html mode and as a Forum Signature. so that means you can also use it as a e-mail signature if you want to.

“It’s a widget you embed in your blog or website that allows people to add you on social sites.”

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I like that it is so simple because that means you don´t have to join a social aggregator like MyBlogLog if you don´t need too if the only thing you want is a simple widget like this. the widget generator comes from Darren Stuart and you can find it here:

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MyBlogLog Verification

February 14th, 2008

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Just life in Technorati, MyBlogLog now offer a Verification Process for Blog Owners, this way you can assure that you are the owner or the Author of a Blog. now my only question is that if the Verification symbol will appear in the About Me Widget, In the Email Signature widget, And in the new Recent Readers Widget too?.

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I think it should so that verification seal does what MyBlogLog intends it to do and it can truly serve a recognizable value for readers, visitors and peers from the MyBlogLog  Community, even if in the end it is just a Bragging Rights thing.

And why we are at it, why not Special Badge and Buttons for those that are Verified?.

That would be good.

Why Verify?

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