OH EM GE, The Cobbgoblin remembered that he has a blog?!?!

So I just realized that I have a blog that I should be utilizing. So here goes another wonderful Cobbgoblin post. Recently for the Alumni Group we’ve been compiling our site together using similie as our timeline program. One of the bigger points of the timeline is the addition of videos INSIDE THE BUBBLE!!!!* The concept of placing a video inside the timeline even baffled some of the best minds at the University** it came down to your friendly neighborhood Cobbgoblin to figure out how to place the video inside the timeline bubble. Now I bet you’re asking yourself “How did he do it?!”*** Well I have the answer. So for those of you who need this code go right ahead and use it, and all that I ask is somewhere on the site you add a point that you were helped by TheCobbgoblin. Now you’re asking “Well, when is he going to give us the special code?!**** Here it is for those of you who need it*****

So right after the area where the description is placed, add this code into the html.

<strong>Video: </strong>
<object width=”425″ height=”355″>
<param name=”movie” value ex:src-content=”.video”><

<param name=”wmode” value=”transparent”></param>
<embed ex:src-content=”.video” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” wmode=”transparent” width=”425″ height=”355″></embed>

Also, make sure that you have a column titled “video” inside your spreadsheet, or else the code will not work. Also inside that video cell you must add the part of the YouTube video embed link for the video. But be warned, using this code will cause a video section to pop up in every timeline bubble, a small price to pay for the ability to add videos to the timeline.

No zen.


* Much better than outside, ya know?

** Or just the DTLT

*** Short answer, I’m awesome

**** Be patient

***** James Monroe group, not really for you

2 Responses to “OH EM GE, The Cobbgoblin remembered that he has a blog?!?!”

  1. THATCamp Presentation Links : Digital History Says:

    […] see the wry approach to group work taken by The Low Downs, the online version of stand-up seen in Cobbgoblin’s post on video in Simile Timelines, and Juliann’s post on the time-consuming nature of microfilm research and uploading digital […]

  2. Carrie Says:

    Great ! I will add this to my bookmarks. TY