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  From the October 2015 Issue of Prestwood eMag
 
JavaScript Coding Tasks:
Add Favorites or Bookmark - Works with all browsers.
 
Posted 16 years ago on 3/20/2003 and updated 12/3/2008
Take Away: For IE 4+, this script will give visitors to your site the option to add your page to their favorites. For Netscape users it will remind them to press Control + D, for all others, it simply reminds them to bookmark your page.

KB100190



Description

This script written by Mike Prestwood works for ALL browsers. For IE 4+ it will give visitors to your site the option to add your page to their favorites. For Netscape users it will remind them to press Control + D, for all others, it simply reminds them to bookmark your page.

[[[12/4/2008: Wow, the code on this post really got messed up!!! I'll fix it soon. Sorry for the mess. Thanks to John for alerting me. -Mike Prestwood]]]

Usage

1. Copy the following source code and put it in a text file named AddFavorites.js in the root of your web site.

Source Code 1
// Provided FREE of charge from www.prestwood.com.
// Written by Mike Prestwood (mike@prestwood.com)
var sAddFavorites = "
<>
cellpadding='1' cellspacing='1'>"
+ "
" + "" + "" + "" + "Bookmark this page now.
";

if ((navigator.appVersion.indexOf("MSIE") > 0)
 && (parseInt(navigator.appVersion) >= 4))
{
sAddFavorites = "
 "
+ ""
+ "
+ "document.title);' class='Text9RedLink'>"
+ ""
+ "
+ "='window.external.AddFavorite(location.href,"
+ "document.title);' class="

+ "'Text9RedLink'>"
+ "Add to Favorites!
";
}
else if (navigator.appName=='Netscape')
{
sAddFavorites = "
"
+ "
" + "" + "" + "" + "Bookmark this page now - CNTRL+D.
";
}

document.write(sAddFavorites);

2. Create a gif file called bookmark.gif and put it in /images.

3. Copy the following source code and put it in your html page right where you want the magic to happen.

Source Code 2

4. That's-It!


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Mike Prestwood is a drummer, an author, and creator of the PrestwoodBoards online community. He is the President & CEO of Prestwood IT Solutions. Prestwood IT provides Coding, Website, and Computer Tech services. Mike has authored 6 computer books and over 1,200 articles. As a drummer, he maintains play-drums.com and has authored 3 drum books. If you have a project you wish to discuss with Mike, you can send him a private message through his PrestwoodBoards home page or call him 9AM to 4PM PST at 916-726-5675 x205.

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