27 September 2006

Snipperoo widget

The Snipperoo widget management system is in beta. It lets you turn any code snippet into a "widget". One or more widgets are then placed on a "panel". Snipperoo then provides a JavaScript "codeline" for you to copy into your site, blog, etc.

You can see an example Snipperoo widget - my Space Browse viewer - at the bottom of this blog post, using this codeline:
<script type='text/javascript' src='http://codelines.snipperoo.com/chriscant/snipperooney/codeline.js'></script>
Note that blogger will not let you place this codeline within a blog post - it has to be in the template. I have code the template so that the Snipperoo widget only shows when the specific blog post is shown, as follows:
<b:if cond='data:blog.url == "http://chriscant.phdcc.com/2006/09/snipperoo-widget.html"'>

To make a Snipperoo widget, register for their beta program. Make a new panel with dimensions 300x280. Make a new module. To make a Space Browse viewer widget, use this widget code:
<iframe src="http://www.spacebrowse.com/gadget/SpaceBrowseViewer.aspx?Caller=SN" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" style="border:0px;padding:0px;margin:0px;width:100%;height:240px;"> </iframe>
Click on the (+) icon to add it to your panel. Click on "show codeline" to get the JavaScript code to paste into your site.

The above widget code can be customised as described in the Space Browse viewer mashup guide.

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