Current status of the Ning Platform is always available on the Ning Status Blog.

NC for Hire

The problem with image based navigation is that it will weigh your site down tremendously because everytime the page loads, it has to make a http: request for each and every image.  A solution that i have found is to combine a little Jensocial floating navigation goodness with pure HTML character codes which you can find here: http://copypastecharacter.com/all-characters

To the right you see a floating sidebar for quick links to various parts of the sites..tiny calls to action, which I can't remember if I developed or found somewhere along the line..its been so long.

Today, however, I decided to try something different, a little hack to the previous version and replace all of these icons with simply HTML character codes which represent symbols.  At the link above you can switch out any symbols that you like from the attached code and do the same for you ning if you like.  Not only will it speed up your site, but it will also do the same trick as before but in a lighter fashion.

HTML unicode symbols look something like this:

  = ✌

Place the following code into your custom code box, replace YOURNING with your own site and enjoy.  See it in action while it lasts on Land Surveyors United.

TIP: for best results, use Jen's HTML editor after formatting your links so that you know it will layout properly on your ning site.

<div style="border: 2px solid black; xg-p: fixed; bottom: 65px; left: 4px; width: 18px; text-align: center; color: #cccccc; background-color: #666666;"><a href="http://YOURNING.com/profiles/blog/new"><big style="color: white;">✍</big></a> <br style="color: white;" /> <a href="http://YOURNING.com/profiles/blog/new"><big style="color: white;" title="Add a topic in News">✎</big></a><br style="color: white;" /> <a href="http://YOURNING.com/forum/topic/new?target=http://landsurveyorsunited.com/forum"><big style="color: white;" title="Add a discussion in the Forum">➫</big></a><br style="color: white;" /> <a href="http://YOURNING.com/photo/photo/newWithUploader"><big style="color: white;">⍝</big></a><br style="color: white;" /> <a style="color: white;" title="Add a video" href="http://YOURNING.com/video/video/newWithUploader"><br /> <big style="color: white;"><big>❒</big></big></a><br style="color: #cccccc;" /> <a href="http://YOURNING.com/events/event/new"><big style="color: white;"><big>⌚</big></big></a><br style="color: white;" /> <a href="http://YOURNING.com/profiles/message/new?folder=Inbox&amp;page=1"><span style="color: white;">✉</span></a><br /></div>

Updated:

on JSFiddle

You need to be a member of Ning Creators Social Network to add comments!

Join Ning Creators Social Network

Votes: 0
Email me when people reply –

Replies

This reply was deleted.
 

Some interesting articles related to community management, digital marketing etc. could be found in our digest. Don't hesitate to leave a feedback so we would know that we should continue :-)

Latest Activity

Bizz posted a discussion
Here we have a new sharing option to be able to share posts , video and photos to the activity feed…
yesterday
bangxephangbongda updated their profile
Sunday
⚡JFarrow⌁ updated their profile photo
Saturday
Elmandoak updated their profile
Saturday
The Thao So 247 updated their profile
Friday
Rosas † Negras replied to Bizz's discussion
New Tip: Video Players In Your Video Page List Page, video bundles and Profile Page ( updated 19-09-21)
"thanks anyway dear"
Thursday
Bizz replied to Bizz's discussion
New Tip: Video Players In Your Video Page List Page, video bundles and Profile Page ( updated 19-09-21)
"Sorry Not with this code, Ning 2.0 is coded in a different way. It would be possible but everything…"
Thursday
Rosas † Negras replied to Bizz's discussion
New Tip: Video Players In Your Video Page List Page, video bundles and Profile Page ( updated 19-09-21)
"it is also possible on 2.0 ?"
Thursday
snf updated their profile photo
Thursday
snf updated their profile
Thursday
lichthidaubongda updated their profile
Thursday
MRS DOROTHY CHURCHILL liked Helen Gibbs's profile
Thursday
More…

Meanwhile, you can check our social media channels