Friday, May 30, 2008

Blogger 'Share on Facebook' Code

If you have a blogger blog, and want your visitors to easily share your posts with their facebook friends, you can make blogger automatically place a 'share on facebook' link at the end of each post. Add this code after the body of the post:

for layouts (in the "Edit HTML" pane with the "Expand Widget Templates" check box checked):

<b:if cond='data:post.url'>
<br/>share <a expr:href='data:post.url' title='permanent link'>this</a>: <a expr:href='&quot;; + data:post.url'>facebook</a>

for classic templates:

share <a href="<$BlogItemPermalinkURL$>" title="permanent link">this</a>: <a href="<$BlogItemPermalinkURL$>">facebook</a>

and you'll also have a permalink before the 'share on facebook' link.

Where to put the code: It depends where you want the share links to appear, probably below the post. Likely after the <$BlogItemBody$> for classic templates and somewhere in the <div id='main-wrapper'> code for layouts. The specifics depend on your template/layout and your preference.

Control title and description: You can make facebook sharing look good: specify the picture, title and description facebook will use; apply the tips on your post pages.

You can also add a link for sharing and saving for other social networking and social bookmarking sites too. If you'd like the code for that, please read the comments.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Westlake Theatre Sign

The sign at the Westlake Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Friday, May 2, 2008

View from Griffith Observatory

View from the Griffith Observatory of the Hollywood Sign near sundown.