Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Blogging tips: Subscribe to all comments RSS on Blogger

Blogger gives you the possibility to subscribe to the comments of a post with a single click behind the post.

Blogger link to subscribe to comments

But what about if you want to subscribe to all the comments of your blog instead of a single post? The solution is very simple, you only need to take the RSS XML feeds in this way:


Don't forget to replace BLOG_URL with your's Blogger blog! Once you have the RSS, you only have to copy it and add it to your favourite reader. You can also delete the ?orderby=published if you don't want your feed ordered by publish date.

Try to add The Munson's Apps comments RSS to your Reader: subscribe.
Continue reading »

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Blogging tips: Open all external links in a new page

I posted some days ago about opening all links in your website in a new tab or window by default (old post here). The problem of that solution is that all internal links are opened in a new tab, even the "home" button. This is so disgusting for the users of your website.

Here there is a solution to open all external links in a new tab or window (if the target is a tab or a window depends on the browser). Include this lines into your website and the job is done:

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.3.2/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
jQuery('a').each(function() {
    // Let's make external links open in a new window.
    var href = jQuery(this).attr('href');
    if (typeof href != 'undefined' && href != "" && (href.indexOf('http://') != -1 || href.indexOf('https://') != -1) && href.indexOf(window.location.hostname) == -1) {
        jQuery(this).attr("target", "_blank");

If you are using blogger, you can include this by inserting it before the </body> tag (Dashboard -> Template -> Edit HTML, search the </body> with Ctrl+F and insert it before the tag closes. Remember to save always a backup of the HTML before change it) or inserting in a HTML/Javascript widget element.

With this feature, all links other than adSense and your domain, will open in a new tab (if you're using blogger, all links to other blogger sites won't be affected and will open with the default properties).

Source: Challenges that each developer faces every day
Continue reading »

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Chrome extension favicon

Some of you have asked me how to include a favicon in the Chrome Extensions after reading the "how to insert a favicon in blogger".

Chrome Extension MTG Finder favicon
Well, this one is even easier, you only need to put in the chrome manifest file a reference to a 16x16 pixel icon. It doesn't matters if the real image is larger than 16x16 (it can be the same file that you're using in the 128 icon), you only need to insert the following line in the manifest.json file:

<-- start manifest.json -->
{  "name": "MTG Finder",  "version": "1.1.2",  "description": "Displays a popup with the cards found by several mtg websites matching the selected words in the current tab",  "icons": {  "128": "mtg_finder_icon.png",  "48": "mtg_finder_icon.png",  "16": "mtg_finder_icon.png"},
  "options_page": "options.html",  "homepage_url": "http://themunsonsapps.blogspot.com/",  "background_page": "background.html",
<-- more manifest stuff -->
<-- end manifest.json -->

Remember that the Chrome Extension will works fine without the bold line, but you won't see the favicon in the pages created by the extension such as the options page.
Continue reading »

Friday, April 1, 2011

Google's April fools day

As you know, april is the humor month. Google brings us two great samples of it: a job position as an autocompleter and a new gmail feature, gmail motion

Have a look at the gmail motion demo shown below

Continue reading »