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How do I add links to social networks?

#1 Post by MadelineM » 2014-07-10 04:19

Hi! I have never done anything website related, so I need to be pointed in the direction of some tutorials or something. I found the script to put a "pin it" button onto our retail website, but I'm not sure how to actually put it on there. I'm also trying to put the facebook and twitter icons on.

Thank you so much in advance!!

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#2 Post by botg » 2014-07-10 07:21

Don't add social links, it only annoys actual people.

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#3 Post by audiopro » 2014-08-02 07:19

In addition to lots of social media links, you could also add a couple of those fancy fly in banners which obscure your website's content - they really annoy ordinary people but the Twittering masses think they are great.
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#4 Post by botg » 2014-08-02 12:55

You also need under-construction signs. And a rotating @.

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#5 Post by audiopro » 2014-08-02 13:47

Not forgetting to wear those glasses with a slight pink hue which make Facebook & Twitter appear interesting.

I had a bacon butty for dinner, my neighbour's dog has fleas and have just been shopping for some bread. You see, social media can be really exciting sometimes.
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#6 Post by boco » 2014-08-02 18:53

Ya' forgot lots of animated Compuserve GIFs and, last but not least, [blink]BLINKING TEXT[blink]. Oh noes, latest shit! :shock:

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#7 Post by botg » 2014-08-02 20:18

I wonder, what would happen if Geocities were still around and you'd use the Geocities-izer on it?

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#8 Post by audiopro » 2014-08-02 20:27

I think we are just being silly and not helping the OP at all, although it made a change from dealing with people who shouldn't really go near anything with any kind of plug.
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#9 Post by boco » 2014-08-02 20:38

Usually the social networks provide the code snippets themselves. They are usually put in header or footer. How exactly, I don't know.

The problem with these buttons is that they spy on visitors without having ever been pressed. That's what we mean by 'annoying'. IMO that hipster crap doesn't belong onto serious business websites at all. And F*book is the most unneeded website on Earth. But what do I know.
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#10 Post by audiopro » 2014-08-02 20:51

I must admit, I have a facebook account and page but I simply don't get it really. I use it to access various organisations which I am interested in but in terms of design, it is awful. Try tracking down some information which was posted several weeks/months ago - impossible.
They tried to improve on the tried and tested forum model and failed miserably but if you question the design of the site with users they dismiss you as being old, past it and out of touch.
It will take a while but they will eventually realise that as an archive tool, F/book is a step backwards from a box of card index files - this is known as progress in some circles.
I must be getting old, I remember a time when Google Maps actually did what you wanted it to do rather that predict what I may want to do next and fall over in the process.
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#11 Post by boco » 2014-08-03 01:55

I remember a time where we had punch cards and punch stripes for computers. Together with data on tapes, those did teach us patience. :roll:
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#12 Post by botg » 2014-08-03 08:18

I remember a time when Google Maps actually did what you wanted it to do rather that predict what I may want to do next and fall over in the process.
"Modern" software is like an idiot pretending to be smart. Only fools other idiots.

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#13 Post by audiopro » 2014-08-03 08:35

Unfortunately, these idiots are fluent in modern buzz words and BS and many customers consider them superior to us experienced old timers.

I had a graphic designer tell me yesterday that you cannot create a website without a CMS.
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#14 Post by boco » 2014-08-03 17:03

I had a graphic designer tell me yesterday that you cannot create a website without a CMS.
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#15 Post by botg » 2014-08-03 20:01

Pfff, what a sissy. We here can even create websites without a designer!

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