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AIM online button?

Started by on Mar 23, 2005 – Contents updated: Mar 23, 2005

Mar 23, 2005 15:46    

Has anyone found a way or a website that lists a way of having a button on your blog sidebar to show if I am online or not. I was thinking of maybe if I am online it would say "online" etc.

Thanks for your help, searched both this site and google. But at work so didn't search extremly hard on google.

Mar 26, 2005 19:54

Fortunately, you specified an AIM button.

I just recently corresponded with someone who has such a beast installed on his pages. I would venture a guess that the AIM website has a download or something similar.

I'd start there.

Here is [url=http://homepage.mac.com/bruce.mckenzie/blog/C1836766058/E1604197335/]that fellow's site who has AIM "online status"[/url]

Cheers,

Scott

Mar 27, 2005 07:24

Got it working on my site just today. (Saw it a few days ago, liked it ... much smaller footprint than the 'AIM Remote' bar I've seen before).

The super-nice thing? B) You can use your own images for "ONLINE" and "OFFLINE".

I don't have the site where I finally found the code (searched google for "ichat goim". (iChat is a MAC feature, goim is the http:// command that brings up the chat window). Have a look, or just head over to my page and view source. ;)

BTW, I see you got IE working again! What was the culprit?

Mar 28, 2005 16:16

Thanks scotty, the culprit for the IE bug was a mssing /div at the bottom :-)

Mar 28, 2005 16:25

Basically I was just wanting a button that says that I am online, not necessarily to contact me. Just one that was a certain color and said "online" instead of contact me now I am online.

Any ideas, I am sure its just some sort of ping code to check if I am online or not.

Mar 28, 2005 16:43

found it nevermind :-)

Mar 28, 2005 16:47

maybe not thought this would work, doesnt show on the page

<center><A HREF="aim:goim?screenname=itzsnider&message=Hey from www.sniderz.com>
<img border="0" align=absmiddle src="http://big.oscar.aol.com/itzsnider?on_url=http://www.sniderz.com/skins/evo/img/online.gif&off_url=http://www.sniderz.com/skins/evo/img/offline.gif"></a></center>

Mar 28, 2005 17:45

The spaces in the message is throwing it for a loop.

Use "+" chars in place of spaces and it should work. :)

-stk

Mar 28, 2005 18:01

Like this scotty?

<center><A HREF="aim:goim?screenname=itzsnider&message=Hey+from+www.sniderz.com>
<img border="0" align=absmiddle src="http://big.oscar.aol.com/itzsnider?on_url=http://www.sniderz.com/skins/evo/img/online.gif&off_url=http://www.sniderz.com/skins/evo/img/offline.gif"></a></center>

Cause that didn't work still not showing.

Mar 28, 2005 18:12

Here's what I'm using:

<a href="aim:goim?screenname=Ruleof72&message=(From+randsco)+Hello," title="AIM: [ON=Blue] [OFF=Gray] ">
<img src="http://big.oscar.aol.com/Ruleof72?on_url=http://randsco.com/_img/web/aimOn.gif?&off_url=http://randsco.com/_img/web/aimOff.gif" /></a> 

Check that you can get to your images, by just typing the url into the address bar of a browser.

Not sure if the message is causing the problem, but to check ... try just omitting it completely (i.e., just us href="aim:goin?screename=[name]")

It may be the ".'s" are causing the problem. I don't know.

I DO know that it took me a while to get it working. Image paths to the images, my screename actually has spaces in it, so had to figure out a way around that (just used name wihout spaces) & message doesn't like spaces either. ("+" or "&nbsp;" works OKAY.)

As with most of this stuff. Your smilage may vary.

-stk

PS ... if you hover over the AIM link in b2evo posts, you see that they're essentially using the same link.

EDIT: After a quick comparision ... I noticed that you're missing the "?" between the on_url image and off_url image. AND ... one of the things that hosed me intially, was that there was a SPACE in the code ... make certain that it's all a one-line, continuous command.

You'll get it going yet! :D

Mar 28, 2005 18:36

<a href="aim:goim?screenname=itzsnider&message=Hey+from+www.sniderz.com">

?

Mar 28, 2005 18:54

Thanks guys a ton it works now. Now just to get it to line up which is no biggie


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