Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Add to Technorati favourites Flash button

Playing again a bit with flash and after my "add to del.icio.us" flash button I've done an "add to my Technorati favourites" flash button.
It can be used on any website, you just need to put the following script where you want the button to be shown:

<object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" id="technorati" width="100" codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=7,0,0,0" height="50" align="middle">

param value="always" name="allowScriptAccess"/>
param value="http://overloadstudios.co.uk/ewa/technorati.swf" name="movie"/><param value="high" name="quality"/><param value="transparent" name="wmode"/><embed pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" quality="high" allowscriptaccess="always" align="middle" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="50" src="http://overloadstudios.co.uk/ewa/technorati.swf" width="100" wmode="transparent" name="technorati"/>

The only thing I don't like about these "add to my favourites" buttons from Technorati is that they open the link on the same page and if you don't want to add the blog, you don't come back to the blog itself but to your technorati account.
Anyway, I might change the graphics later.



Ryan Marle said...

I really like the button. Thank you so much for the code! I'm working on where to put it now for the best look and feel.

Anonymous said...


Any chance you could release the original FLA files so they can be modified to our liking?

Ernesto said...

this link explains how to do a similar button. Just change the code for the one from technorati.
If you still have problems, drop me a line ;)


hotelkronio said...

i would like to know how i can insert the skype button in my flash site.I have the fla file and iam using the program flash 8
Thank you

Ernesto said...

hi hotelkronio,
I'm afraid you cannot insert the skype button to a flash movie (could be possible using loadMovie but I guess there will be crossdomain problems...)

my advice, create your own one, is not difficult and is explained at:

if anything, let me know