Have you speculated if it is possible to embed a Flickr Slideshow in a sidebar rather than in a post? Well Betsy asked because she wants to add one to her Merit School of Music blog.
The size of most embed code can be adjusted by pasting it into a simple text editor like Notepad and changing its width and height. Really handy to know when you need to make an object smaller to fit the size of your post or sidebar.
However for a Flickr SlideShow there is a simpler option! FlickrSliDR or Flickr slideshow! These “third party’ website lets you use the flickr URL address of the user, photo set or group and tags or any user/group to customise a Flickr slideshow to the dimensions you desire.
Adding a Slideshow to your blog sidebar
Both FlickrSliDR and Flickr slideshow create exactly the same SlideShow; which of the two websites you use is your choice. Width of blog sidebars is dependent on your blog theme; however in most cases 180 px wide x 180 px high will work fine.
Examples of Sidebar Slideshows
Below is an example of the size of a Flickrslideshow you would add to a blog sidebar. I’ve used the fdsflickrtoy tag from images4education. If you want to learn more about adding images to your in-class and online activities raise student interest I recommend you join images4education (you will be able to catch up with the weekly tasks).
Created with flickr slideshow.
To learn more about using Flickr check out:
- Quick Start Tips For New Flickr Users: Part I – setting up your account
- Quick Start Tips For New Flickr Users: Part II – using as part of your personal learning network (PLN)
- Quick Start Tips For New Flickr Users: Part III – doing cool stuff with Flickr
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