Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Add a "Dissect Medicine" Social Bookmarking Icon to Your Blog or Website

Dissect Medicine is Nature Publishing Group's social bookmarking site for medical news. It's a great resource, but it's underutilized, partly because Dissect Medicine has no social bookmarking icon like Digg () or Del.icio.us ().

Since there wasn't an icon, I created one: .

(It's actually the NYC "D" train symbol.)

Clicking this icon opens a new window in Dissect Medicine which allows readers to login and submit articles. The URL of the referring post is automatically included.

The blog template code, which may be placed in the footer of each post, is here:

<a href = "http://www.dissectmedicine.com/_submit/1?url=<$BlogItemPermalinkURL$>" target ="_blank" title="Submit to Dissect Medicine"><img src="http://kidneynotes.googlepages.com/dissectmedicineicon.gif" style="border:0" align="absbottom"></a>

Optionally, &title=<$BlogItemTitle$> may be added after <$BlogItemPermalinkURL$> to automatically include the post's title.

If you're using a service other than Blogger, <$BlogItemPermalinkURL$> should be substituted with the permanent link field. For TypePad and MoveableType, it's <$MTEntryPermalink$>. Similarly, <$BlogItemTitle$> would be changed to <$MTEntryTitle$>.

For an example of the icon in action, see the footer of this post.

If you found this post useful, you can vote for it on Dissect Medicine.

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