Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Free Skype Status Flash button

Celebrating the recent release of Skype 3.0 beta and following my "flash skype status part 1, part 2 and part 3" previous posts, there it is my latest widget: a free Skype Status flash button.
The flash movie has two functionalities:
- shows your skype status
- it opens skype to start a conversation with you
If you want to use it, just copy and paste the following code onto your html page:

<object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" id="skype_me" width="130" codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=7,0,0,0" height="40" align="middle">

<
param value="always" name="allowScriptAccess"/>
<
param value="http://overloadstudios.co.uk/ewa/skype_me.swf?myID=yourSkypeID" 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="40" src="http://overloadstudios.co.uk/ewa/skype_me.swf?myID=yourSkypeID" width="130" wmode="transparent" name="skype_me"/>
<
/embed></object>

The only change you will need to do is to replace "yourSkypeID" for your skype user name or ID (and of course, allow your status to be shown)



Any feedback is very welcomed.

-- IMPORTANT UPDATE --

I've changed the dimensions of the skype flash button.
If you are using it, please edit your page acordingly.
New dimensions: width="130" height="40".

I've uploaded two widgets to Widgetbox:
- Flash Skype Status
- Skype Analogue Clock (with Skype status)

Please use the ones at Widgetbox instead.
-------------------------------

Salut!

9 comments:

Ernesto said...

For any strange reason, now that Im testing my blog on IEexplorer 7, the Skype Status button is not showing the text.
Will have a look at it later...

Salut!

Ernesto said...

Don't know exactly what happened with IE7. I haven't checked again.
But I have change the design and the dimensions of the movie, so please if anyone is using this "widget", change the embeding script for the one currently shown.
Cheers!

Ante said...

Worked just fine for me in Mozilla Firefox version 2.0.0.1 on my mac running OS X v. 10.4.8.

Btw, thanks a lot, this is way cooler and good looking than the buttons skype offer ;)

Paris Apostolopoulos said...

for some reason it has stopped working! any idea?

Ernesto said...

Hi there,
there are many possible reasons for the button to stop working.
On my first comment I said it wasn't working on IE7 and it was because I didn't have the right Flash Player plug-in installed :P
It might have been as well that for a moment the server that hosts my website was down...
I tested it just a minute ago and seemed to be working fine.
Just in case, you can develop your own button. I wrote a tutorial about it: http://overloadstudios.blogspot.com/2007/03/easy-skype-status-in-flash.html

hope it helps, and if anything, please let me know

Admin said...

Nice alternative... thanks

elportu said...

Hola ERNESTO QUEZADA que pasaria si deseo poner el boton del skype en una web full flash como seria ?

hice la del html y salio bien, pero en flash nop.

Agradeceria infitamente tu respuesta

Bernardo Contis said...

Congratulations! This looks and works great! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

nice widget! thank you
with regards
Asru