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A new look, a new beginning

admin | March 19, 2007

After the shock and horror of discovering my site didn’t work with Internet Explorer, a weekend of furious coding later, has a new look and feel to it. If you are reading this page you are looking at the new design now……

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One easy method to get more readers

admin | March 17, 2007

I realised in the last couple of days that isn’t working very well in Internet Explorer. Ooops! Not very clever from someone asserting to know their stuff on web and design matters. I’m sure when I built the site I checked…..

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WordPress, duplicate content and the power of Google

admin | March 14, 2007

I don’t claim to be an expert with search engine optimisation (SEO). I’m very interested in the design and aesthetics of the Web and new media, but not really very interested in the fiddly geeky works of SEO. So it…..

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I Love Social Bookmarking

I Love Social Bookmarking is a simple WordPress plugin that allows your readers to submit your content to social media services via a clutter-free drop-down list of attractive icons.

What are social media services?

If you’ve not heard of social media sites such as Digg or you should get to know them. They allow Internet users to save and rank web pages that they find interesting and share them with their friends and other users. When your content gets shared with others this can potentially generate huge levels of traffic for your blog. Just what you want, right?

How is ILSB different?

There are other social media plugins that do a similar job. ILSB aims to keep things as simple as possible for both you and your readers, to run with minimal system resources, and to look good whilst she’s at it. The plugin features attractive icons provided by, is easily customisable to fit your blog’s theme, is XHTML standards-compliant and is SEO optimised by using the “nofollow” tag.

Which social media services are supported?

Currently supported: Blinklist, Blogmarks, Digg,, Furl, Ma.gnolia, NewsVine, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Technorati. More to come soon!


  • Download Share the Love 0.3.2 (Released 7 March 2008)

If upgrading from a previous version, you may need to hit the “Reset Defaults” button to initialise all the new features and options.


  1. Unzip the download file and upload the i-love-social-bookmarking folder into your WordPress plugins directory. (eg /wp-content/plugins/i-love-social-bookmarking/ )
  2. From the Plugins page of your WordPress administration panel click ‘activate’ for I Love Social Bookmarking.

Administrator options

From your WordPress administration panel (under Options > I Love Social Bookmarking) the following options are available:

  • Automatic or manual display – select whether to have I Love Social Bookmarking automatically inserted at the end of each post or whether to manually insert it into your template files. If manual use the following code:<?php if (function_exists(‘ilsb’)){ilsb();} ?>
  • Select WordPress pages – Select which WordPress page types on which the plugin will automatically be placed.
  • Select social media services – Select which social media services you would like to include
  • List title – A string of text that will be used alongside the Love icon
  • List style – Horizontal or vertical
  • Background colour – The hexadecimal colour of the background of the list
  • Link anchor – Whether or not to display the name of the social media service
  • Font – The font face to be used
  • Font size – The font size to be used
  • Link target – Option to force the links to open in a new window

Version History

  • 7 October 2007 – Version 0.1b – Pre-release trial version
  • 9 October 2007 – Version 0.1.2 – Fixed bug affecting WP2.3 users viewing admin options
  • 10 October 2007 – Version 0.1.3 – Streamlined PHP
  • 13 October 2007 – Version 0.2
    • Added option to select which on WordPress page types the plugin is displayed
    • Added option to force links to open in new window
    • Added social media serviced: Bloglines and Facebook
    • Fixed bug causing conflicts with other plugins, including WP-Tables plugin
    • Streamlined PHP
  • 16 October 2007 – Version 0.2.1 – Fixed minor bugs affecting users with WordPress installed in folder other than root folder, and CSS conflict with some themes.
  • 28 October 2007 – Version 0.2.2 – Fixed bug affecting non-WordPress 2.3 installations when using search function.
  • 2 March 2008 – Version 0.3 – Major rewrite of the hover-over effect using JavaScript. Should eradicate many of the minor CSS bugs/browser-discrepancies.
  • 6 March 2008 – Version 0.3.1 – Bug tweak fixing minor display issue in Internet Explorer.
  • 7 March 2008 – Version 0.3.2 – Background colour bug fix.


I Love Social Bookmarking is released under the GNU General Public License. This means the software is free to use, redistribute and modify. Happy days!

If you like ILSB please write about it on your blog and send a link my way.

A retired DJ’s month of music: House

admin | July 6, 2007

Friday is here and the weekend has landed… so why not listen to some House music? I’ve revealed here before that I’m a retired DJ. I hung up my headphones in the professional sense just over two years ago, and…..

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See my personal business card design

admin | July 2, 2007

Just over a month ago I designed and printed personal business cards for my graduation exhibition. In fact, I ended up printing a few more cards than I needed, but that’s another story altogether. The design uses the coloured circular elements from…..

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Categorising your blog

admin | June 28, 2007

Since I began writing this blog, I have never really used categories to define what I write. Instead, I prefer to use tags to more loosely associate a number of definitions to everything I write. However, it struck me that…..

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Is the London 2012 olympic logo really that bad?

admin | June 4, 2007

Everyone’s saying it, opinions seem to be unanimous, the London 2012 Olympic Games logo sucks! Earlier today at a star-studded ceremony, Lord Sebastian Cole proudly unveiled the identity of Britain’s pride and joy, the London 2012 Olympic Games. If reaction and publicity is what…..

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When does inspiration become plagiarism?

admin | May 31, 2007

Every designers’ dirty little secret is that they copy other designers’ work. They see work they like, and they imitate it. Rather cheekily, they call this inspiration. This scourge of the design world has reached such epidemic proportions that there is…..

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What do you think of my NEW personal logo design?

admin | May 14, 2007

A few days ago I posted a personal logo conceptual design and asked for your feedback. What became clear from the comments I received was that everyone’s instinctive first response upon seeing the logo was not the response I desired. It drew…..

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Creativity at the expense of functionality

admin | May 10, 2007

I have an exhibition next month for which I need to produce some business cards. So for inspiration I have done a bit of surfing, and courtesy of Eyes on Creativity I stumbled across the business cards photo-set on flickr. The set includes over…..

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Share your client horror stories

admin | May 8, 2007

Hows your day going? What’s that – you’ve got a client that’s being a complete pain in the arse? They’ve called through the 37th set of amends on that brochure you’re doing? They want to see how the front cover…..

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Children, artists and big scary monsters

admin | May 4, 2007

Anyone who has a son or daughter or niece or nephew, probably has a fridge covered with very, erm, imaginative drawings. I wonder what the result would be if those imaginations were combined with the skills of a talented artist? Dave Devrie…..

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You, your blog and your goals

admin | April 13, 2007

A few days ago, David Airey’s Creative Design blog passed the 1,000 comments mark. A small yet impressive milestone for a relatively young blog. (I was the 1,000th commenter – I’ll claim that free pint one day, David) David’s achievement, along…..

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