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New Sharing Buttons! (and how to get your own)

The other day I was asked by someone to add some share buttons to my blog. After taking a little look into it, I found that it really wasn't that difficult to do. Now you'll find three share buttons at the bottom of each post. To start with I picked Twitter, Facebook and Evernote, but if you would like to see any other services just leave a comment down below.

The new sharing buttons are surprisingly simple. All they are is an image wrapped in a specially constructed hyperlink:

https://twitter.com/share?url=<url>&text=<text>&via=<via>
https://facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=<url>
http://www.addtoany.com/add_to/evernote?linkurl=<url>

Simply replace <url> with your url, <text> with your text, and <via> with your twitter handle (without the @ sign). Don't forget to run everything through rawurlencode() though, otherwise some special character might sneak through and break the link.

Page Position Bookmarklet

Hello!

Today I have a trio of related javascript bookmarklets for your browser. They allow you to save / restore / clear your position on any web page. It persists across sessions / reboots / page navigations too. It does this by saving the position in your local storage for each path at each domain. This means that you can save your place on multiple pages (even on the same domain!) and they will all be saved until you use the clear bookmark on each page you saved it on or clear your local storage.

I will probably come back and write an upgraded version of these later, but for now they only save one position per page. It would be neat if the saved positions acted like a stack, so you could save multiple positions on each page.

Link: Page Position System

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