Cool New Blogger Bling
When over at Joel Burlsem's Future of Real Estate Marketing, reading a fantastic post: 5 Great Ways To Improve Your Designs, I noticed something eye-catching that I hadn't seen before.
Upon "rolling over" a text link in the article, up popped a preview window with a picture of website I was considering visiting (by clicking the link). My first thought was: This is cool! Next thought was: Where do I get this? The answer was easy. At the bottom of every preview pane there is a link to Snap.com, where you can get the FREE code for this slick tool.
Setup (it was a 'snap'):
Go to Snap.com.
Sign up for the free service by providing name, email, and URL.
Paste code into Main Index Template of blog just above the line that begins: </head>
Republish blog and you're done.
Now every link on the Tomato generates a preview window. Not so good. I'm talking every link. This got annoying really quickly.
If you are new to WordPress PlugIns, review this.
2. For TypePad and WordPress:
Looked on Snap.com and found this in the FAQ's:
Q: I only want a few of the links on my site to trigger the preview popup. Is there a way to only include links rather than excluding them?
<a class="snap_preview" href="http://www.example.com">www.example.com</a>
This TypePad solution may seem a bit complicated, but it was relatively painless. The hassle is in the manual instruction of adding the: class="snap_preview" to the HTML for each and every link for which I want to generate a preview.