Archive for December, 2006

Archive for December, 2006

Blogger Calendar

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If you don’t use and want more posts showing up in your calendar try appending ?max-results=999 to your feed URL. So it will look like:

So you’re not satisfied with just an archive list? You’ve perhaps switched to BETA and even the hierarchal menu just isn’t cool enough? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

This hack allows you to generate a calendar of your posts for people to browse inline in your blog! This hack works with either Blogger Classic or Blogger BETA and, best of all, is one of my easiest hacks to install yet!

Just go to the setup page. Enter your feed URL (do NOT use a FeedBurner feed, it tends to mess things up) and your blog title. Click generate. Follow the instructions.

Now, if you use mine (click the calendar next to the archives box in my sidebar) you’ll note that I have posts in the calendar going all the way back to forever it seems. Your probably only has this month’s. Well, that is just one extra hack, but there’s a catch — you have to be one of those who posts all blog entries to (I know, the BETA people no longer have a GM for that, I’m working on it.)

Go to the full feed setup page (I won’t steal your password!), enter your username and password in the upper form. Click Go. Go back to the setup page. Enter your username (and optional anchor tag) in the lower form. Click Go. Use the contents of your address bar as your feed URL for the calendar instead of your normal feed.

A translation of this page exists. Not sure on the language of that page, but thought I’d give them a link.

Lightbox Gone Wild for Blogger

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Lightbox Gone Wild is a JavaScript tool used to overlay other pages on the current page using AJAX. It looks nice and is really user-friendly. One problem : we on Blogger cannot create a static HTML page on the same domain to be included via AJAX.

So I have modified the code slightly. My version will include snippets from your local page instead. Just include these lines in your <head> section:

<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="" />

Then, insert the HTML you want to be displayed in the lightbox like so:

<div id="lightbox-id" style="display:none;">

Make sure you have a link similar to this in the code to be inserted so that the lightbox can be closed again:

<a href="#" class="lbAction" rel="deactivate">Close</a>

Then, insert a link to open the lightbox, like so:

<a class="lbOn" href="#lightbox-id">Open Lightbox</a>

To see an example, click the calendar icon next to the archives in my sidebar.

Not sure why I’m linking to translations today. I usually don’t. They show up in the backlinks, and saying in English ‘here’s a translation’ doesn’t make loads of sense. They deserve a link though. A translation of this post.


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Andrés Santos wrote a nice hack for Blogger that used Websnapr to display pop-up thumbnails of links in your blog posts. Just install one line of code and you’re good to go.

Problem : It didn’t work with my Blogger template.

And so I did what I often do — hacked his hack! If his code won’t work for you, insert this code just before the </head> tag in your template instead:

<script src="" type="text/javascript"></script>

This should work with most Blogger templates (write me if it won’t with yours and I’ll update it). Also, it will work with any hAtom-based template.

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