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Advertise Kindleboards on your website! Linking to Kindle Boards
« on: November 03, 2008, 09:29:37 am »
If you have a website, or personal homepage, and would like to have a link from there to this site, here is some HTML that you can copy/paste to your site.

TEXT LINK:
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<a href="https://www.kboards.com">Kindle Boards</a>
BUTTON/BANNER LINKS:

Large rectangle (200x80 pixels)

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<a href="https://www.kboards.com"><img src="https://www.kboards.com/graphics/kb-logo-200x80.png"></img></a>
Medium rectangle (150x60 pixels)

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<a href="https://www.kboards.com"><img src="https://www.kboards.com/graphics/kb-logo-150x60.png"></img></a>
Small rectangle (100x40 pixels)

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<a href="https://www.kboards.com"><img src="https://www.kboards.com/graphics/kb-logo-100x40.png"></img></a>




Other buttons (older):

Small rectangle (270x60 pixels)

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<a href="https://www.kboards.com"><img src="https://www.kboards.com/graphics/kindleboards-button-square-small-01.png"></img></a>

Rectangle (541x120 pixels)

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<a href="https://www.kboards.com"><img src="https://www.kboards.com/graphics/kindleboards-button-square-01.png"></img></a>

Small oval (270x60 pixels)

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<a href="https://www.kboards.com"><img src="https://www.kboards.com/graphics/kindleboards-button-oval-small-01.png"></img></a>

Oval (541x120 pixels)

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<a href="https://www.kboards.com"><img src="https://www.kboards.com/graphics/kindleboards-button-oval-01.png"></img></a>


Forum links:

If you are posting in other forums, and have a reason to mention Kindle Boards, you may have to use bulletin board code ("bbcode") to link to us. Here's some bbcode that you can copy/paste:

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[url=https://www.kboards.com]Kindle Boards[/url]



If you have any other needs, or questions about the use of the above, just let me know. Thanks.

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    Re: Linking to Kindle Boards
    « Reply #1 on: November 03, 2008, 12:07:05 pm »
    This is great. Thanks Harvey!
     

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    Re: Linking to Kindle Boards
    « Reply #2 on: November 03, 2008, 01:07:30 pm »
    I'd love a fancy banner to put up on my MySpace page :-))

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    Re: Linking to Kindle Boards
    « Reply #3 on: November 04, 2008, 12:02:46 am »
    ^ I created some small banners tonight and added them to the OP.

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    Re: Linking to Kindle Boards
    « Reply #4 on: November 04, 2008, 03:24:21 pm »
    For some reason Harvey, the banners are showing up as code on my MySpace page.

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    Re: Linking to Kindle Boards
    « Reply #5 on: November 04, 2008, 03:46:03 pm »
    Can you tell me how you're attempting to add them? e.g. as pictures?

    I have a myspace page up right now so can test this real-time with you.
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    Re: Linking to Kindle Boards
    « Reply #6 on: November 04, 2008, 03:54:26 pm »
    I went to "edit" profile and tried to add the code to my books section. When I previewed, it looked fine but when I went to check out my actual page, it looked like code but parts of it was clickable.

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    Re: Linking to Kindle Boards
    « Reply #7 on: November 04, 2008, 04:09:54 pm »
    Okay, checking that now...
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    Re: Linking to Kindle Boards
    « Reply #8 on: November 04, 2008, 04:16:24 pm »
    I inserted the code - using the HTML code - into my Books section, and saved the profile. It seemed to work okay for me. Here's a screenshot:



    Did you use the HTML code, and not the bbcode? (The HTML code should work in the myspace page. Bbcode will not.)
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    <a href="https://www.kboards.com"><img src="https://www.kboards.com/graphics/kindleboards-button-oval-small-01.png"></img></a>
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    Re: Linking to Kindle Boards
    « Reply #9 on: November 04, 2008, 04:18:28 pm »
    I used the code right under the banner.

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    Re: Linking to Kindle Boards
    « Reply #10 on: November 04, 2008, 04:24:54 pm »
    Hmm, that ought to work.

    Can you describe to me what you see in your profile page? i.e. do you see the graphic at all? And if there is code being displayed, what that code is?

    That should help to resolve it.
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    Re: Linking to Kindle Boards
    « Reply #11 on: November 04, 2008, 04:27:54 pm »
    If I knew how to take a screen shot, I'd do that but it looks exactly like the code that was copied and pasted but all it's parts can be clicked on, not that they go anywhere. I appreciate your help Harvey!!!

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    Re: Linking to Kindle Boards
    « Reply #12 on: November 04, 2008, 04:31:03 pm »
    how do I get the Kindle owner signature?



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    Re: Linking to Kindle Boards
    « Reply #13 on: November 04, 2008, 04:33:46 pm »
    how do I get the Kindle owner signature?
    Ironically, I didn't have any problems with that  :P

    Here's the board that the user bar is on...it has instructions as well.

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    Re: Linking to Kindle Boards
    « Reply #14 on: November 04, 2008, 04:34:40 pm »
    @chynared21: I would suggest trying this:

    - In MySpace, go into Edit Profile again
    - clear out the "code" from the Books section
    - Select the code for the banner that you want from the top post of this thread - and double-check to ensure that no characters are accidentally left off when you select the code.
    - Paste that into the Books section on MySpace
    - Then do the usual saving of the changes, and see if that works.

    My guess is that maybe a character got cut off when you did the copy/paste...? It's worth a try. If that doesn't work, we can try to get a screenshot of it.
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    Re: Linking to Kindle Boards
    « Reply #15 on: November 04, 2008, 04:35:50 pm »
    I already tried that Harvey  :-\

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    Re: Linking to Kindle Boards
    « Reply #16 on: November 04, 2008, 04:41:33 pm »
    Okay. Which banner are you trying to paste - large oval, small oval, large rectangle, or small rectangle?

    We'll get this figured out!
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    Re: Linking to Kindle Boards
    « Reply #17 on: November 04, 2008, 04:43:46 pm »
    Ok, very strange. I tried it again and saw that a whole bunch of extra code added itself to the beginning of your code...I copied and pasted. When I previewed, it looked fine but when I went to my page again it showed only the code with the added extra bits. I went back in to edit and deleted the extra stuff up until your code. When I previewed, that section came up blank but when I went into my page...it stretched out my page that a rather large scroll bar appeared (btw, I hate scroll bars).

    Could it possibly be that it's not compatible with the background I'm using??? Twice I've copied and pasted and each time that extra bit of code showed up. I'm baffled. And with this I think I become a Sr. Member...though I would have preferred discussion posts instead of trying to figure all this out...lol.

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    Re: Linking to Kindle Boards
    « Reply #18 on: November 04, 2008, 04:44:37 pm »
    Okay. Which banner are you trying to paste - large oval, small oval, large rectangle, or small rectangle?

    We'll get this figured out!

    I tried the code right under your screen shot....figured I might as well try a different one...hehe. Read my large post above ;-p

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    Re: Linking to Kindle Boards
    « Reply #19 on: November 04, 2008, 04:59:23 pm »
    That added code is actually inserted by MySpace. It probably looks something like this:

    <a href="http://www.msplinks.com/MDFodHRwOi8vd3d3LmtpbmRsZWJvYXJkcy5jb20="><img src="https://www.kboards.com/graphics/kindleboards-button-oval-small-01.png" /><img /></a>

    It should still be okay with that myspace code. It causes a warning page to come up when the banner is linked to, but it does allow you to click through to KindleBoards.

    Let's try a screenshot next - if you're still up to this! I appreciate you bearing with it.

    To make a screenshot:

    1.          * Windows Users: Find and press the "Print Screen" key on the keyboard. It is usually labeled PrtScrn. This will copy an image of the screen into the Windows clipboard. Alternatively, you may use our free Screenshot Pilot software.
                 
              * Macintosh Users (OS X): Press Command-Shift-3. This will capture an image of the screen and save it to your hard drive. Look for a file named Picture 1 (the number may change if you already have images saved in this manner).

    2. Open a graphics editing program (for example, Microsoft Paint or Paint Shop Pro).
           
    3. Paste the image into the editor. This is most often done by using the menu Edit | Paste command or by pressing Ctrl+V. (For Mac users: open the saved image file.)
       
    4. Save the image in JPG, GIF or PNG format.
           
    5. Check the size of the file you've just saved. If it is too large (more than 1 Mb), try adjusting the compression settings or crop only the necessary area of the screenshot, then save again.

    Then you can upload it to Photobucket and post an IMG link to it here.

    Note: I do have to be away from my PC for a few hours, and will be back online later this evening.

    Thanks, I hope this has not been too unduly frustrating.


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    Re: Linking to Kindle Boards
    « Reply #20 on: November 04, 2008, 05:03:48 pm »
    That looks like what was added. Ok...before I attempt a screen shot...what exactly do you want to see or do you want to see all the steps??? Frustrated yes but now I'm determined  ;)

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    Re: Linking to Kindle Boards
    « Reply #21 on: November 04, 2008, 05:33:44 pm »
    Do you know if this can be on Facebook as well? I tried in my info section under Favorite Books, but it just shows as code.
     

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    Re: Linking to Kindle Boards
    « Reply #22 on: November 04, 2008, 05:36:56 pm »
    Do you know if this can be on Facebook as well? I tried in my info section under Favorite Books, but it just shows as code.
    I have no idea Angela...I'm just trying, in vain, to get this up on MS. We'll have to wait until Harvey gets back.

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    Re: Linking to Kindle Boards
    « Reply #23 on: November 04, 2008, 05:39:36 pm »
    That looks like what was added. Ok...before I attempt a screen shot...what exactly do you want to see or do you want to see all the steps??? Frustrated yes but now I'm determined  ;)

    Just a screenshot of what the profile looks like - with the code being displayed instead of the banner. Thanks!
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    Re: Linking to Kindle Boards
    « Reply #24 on: November 04, 2008, 05:40:09 pm »
    Do you know if this can be on Facebook as well? I tried in my info section under Favorite Books, but it just shows as code.
    I have no idea Angela...I'm just trying, in vain, to get this up on MS. We'll have to wait until Harvey gets back.

    ha ha ha  -  I am not the only one who would like it on Facebook!  Angela - I'm crossing my fingers for both of us!



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