Posts tagged ‘Blogger’

June 10, 2011

BuzzBoost for Feedburner

Use Google BuzzBoost for additional opportunities for your FeedBurner feed.

Crossposting

Cross-promote content

Cross-promoting

If you publish more than one site, BuzzBoost makes it easy to cross-promote content from one site on another site. You can configure your BuzzBoost script to include short plain-text excerpts.

 

 

Mobile

Publish a mobile edition of your feed:

Mobile feed view

Mobile View

Aggregate

Combine multiple BuzzBoost scripts (and feeds) on a single web page or browser home page:

Aggregated content

Aggregated content view

Enjoy the data richness!

via BuzzBoost Sample Applications

April 2, 2011

Blogger now supports dynamic views

Blogger became dynamic! Sort of. Blogger introduced five new views for Blogger  *.blogspot blogs yesterday. I was pleased to see the Tumblresque mosaic style was one of them.

Blogger website screen shot

Blogger sign in page

There are two separate versions documenting this new functionality, for blog readers and blog authors.

How to use dynamic views

The basic idea is to access the dynamic view through an extended URL. For example, I have a Blogger blog with URL http://ellieaskswhy.blogspot.com.

To view my blog so that I can choose any of the five dynamic views, visit http://ellieaskswhy.blogspot.com/view

If you already know which view you want, and wish to see it directly e.g. the mosaic view, visit this URL instead   http://ellieaskswhy.blogspot.com/view/mosaic

*Blogger is a Google product. Google acquired it about four years ago, and is now making some much-needed upgrades like this. Dynamic views are supported in modern browsers only. They will not work without HTML5 support, which is included in Chrome and Safari browsers, as well as Internet Explorer version 9.0 and the latest version of Firefox (probably 4.0).

January 17, 2011

Google Buzz for users, web sites and developers

Logo by Google

Google Buzz Logo and Button

Help people share stuff from your website using Google Buzz! Google Buzz buttons are the easiest way to allow people to share content from your site using Google Buzz.

Post to Google Buzz

Configure the Buzz widget for your website or blog. Choose one of three different Google Buzz button styles. Select your preferred language.

The Google Buzz widget is only offered in a JavaScript version.  Google does not offer an HTML-only Buzz button. This is both inconvenient and puzzling. Why?

Many web sites and digital publishing platforms do not allow JavaScript due to security concerns. In fact, WordPress does not allow JavaScript on WordPress.com hosted blogs. The Google-owned Blogger blog product does allow limited use of JavaScript.

Yet Google Sites, the replacement for Google Groups, does not allow JavaScript. As a result, Google Sites users cannot include the Google Buzz widget on a Google Site!

Follow on Google Buzz

Allow users to follow you on Google Buzz without needing to leave your website. Promote your own Google Buzz account with the follow on Google Buzz widget and button for your website.

The Google Buzz API lets you syndicate Google Buzz posts, connect sites to Buzz, and more.  You do not need pre-approval to use the Google Buzz API or Google Buzz buttons or to promote the API functionality on your site using the provided buttons.

Google Buzz Branding Guidelines

Google has specific branding requirements that must be observed if developing an application using the Google Buzz API:

  • Give your application or website a unique name with unique branding and logos.
  • Include a disclaimer that your site is not affiliated with, sponsored by, or endorsed by Google Inc.
  • Do not use the Google Buzz logo or buttons as the most prominent element in the logo or icon for your application, nor as the most prominent element on your web page.
  • Do not include “Google Buzz” in the name of your application, domain name, website title or name.
  • Do not use the Google Buzz logo or buttons in a way that implies sponsorship, affiliation, or endorsement by Google.
  • Do not display the Google Buzz logo on any web site that has or displays adult content, promotes gambling, promotes violence, contains hate speech, involves the sale of tobacco or alcohol to persons under twenty-one years of age, violates other applicable laws or regulations or is otherwise objectionable.