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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Add uuworld.org headlines to your site.

Aha! Here's a simple way to add uuworld.org headlines to your blog, MySpace page, or website. Click that "Grab this Headline Animator" link below and follow the instructions for your site and — presto! — the latest headlines will be scrolling on your site. The animator is 468x60 pixels, an ad-standards size that may not suit everyone; I'm checking into other sizes and snazzier designs.

uuworld.org: liberal religion and life

↑ Grab this Headline Animator

Update 4.12.07: Here's another option using MuseStorm's clever RSS Feed widget with dramatic rollover action. Because this widget and the Grazr widget that follows it both use Javascript, they won't work on MySpace or Livejournal.

This widget, which is much friendlier to blog sidebars, can be yours by pasting this code into your blog template:

<script type='text/javascript' src='http://musestorm.com/scripts/widgets/widgets.jsp?sid=3&tid=1000&feed=http://feeds.feedburner.com/uuworld'></script>

And here's a more complicated 300-pixel-wide widget from Grazr that teases you with your first click and then sends you to the story after a second click on the headline. (You can customize your own version by pasting http://feeds.feedburner.com/uuworld into this page, but be advised that Grazr works well with uuworld.org feeds only in its "slider" mode.) Again, paste the code below into your blog or website sidebar.

<div style="height:240px;width:300px;"><a href="http://grazr.com/gzpanel.html?theme=sateen_blue&menu=off&view=s&font=Trebuchet MS, Helvetica&file=http://feeds.feedburner.com/uuworld" target="gz"><img src="http://grazr.com/images/grazrbadge.png" border="0"></a><script defer="defer" type="text/javascript" src="http://grazr.com/gzloader.js?theme=sateen_blue&menu=off&view=s&font=Trebuchet MS, Helvetica&file=http://feeds.feedburner.com/uuworld"></script></div>

Later: This is cool: The Grazr widget makes it easy to add to your site: Click the "+" sign in the top right corner and your browser will take you to a page where you can customize the uuworld.org headline widget for your site. If you click the other symbol in the top right corner, a solo widget window will pop up so you can keep on enjoying uuworld.org headlines even when you've navigated elsewhere in your main window. Clever!

Copyright © 2007 by Philocrites | Posted 11 April 2007 at 10:05 PM

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2 comments:

UUpdater:

April 12, 2007 12:13 AM | Permalink for this comment

A not so simple way can be found on UUpdates Javascript Utility. It can also be configured to display an aggregate set of feeds on a website, like the latest stories from UUA and UUWorld. After clicking the link scroll down to see the preview.

It's not as easy, but I would be glad to answer any questions assist with using UUpdates to pull in feed items onto a web page.

Jaume:

April 13, 2007 06:33 PM | Permalink for this comment

Thanks for telling about these widgets, Chris!



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