MH Tips and Tricks - Media Hookup 2013-01-28T18:15:02Z http://mediahookup.com/forum/categories/mh-tips-and-tricks/listForCategory?feed=yes&xn_auth=no Text Box: Lame name, but made of superawesome tag:mediahookup.com,2010-03-28:5403302:Topic:386 2010-03-28T16:18:54.000Z Louis C. Hochman http://mediahookup.com/profile/LouisCHochman Want to add an eye-popping intro to your <span style="font-weight: bold;">My Page</span>? A resume PDF? A widget? A few featured photos? Well, then, my profiletastic friend, you're in luck!<br></br><br></br>One of the most useful tools on your <span style="font-weight: bold;">My Page</span> is the understatedly named <span style="font-weight: bold;">Text Box</span> (<a href="../topics/make-your-profile-your-profile">push it to the top of your profile to make it an effective intro)</a>. Sure, you… Want to add an eye-popping intro to your <span style="font-weight: bold;">My Page</span>? A resume PDF? A widget? A few featured photos? Well, then, my profiletastic friend, you're in luck!<br/><br/>One of the most useful tools on your <span style="font-weight: bold;">My Page</span> is the understatedly named <span style="font-weight: bold;">Text Box</span> (<a href="../topics/make-your-profile-your-profile">push it to the top of your profile to make it an effective intro)</a>. Sure, you <span style="font-style: italic;">could</span> just put text in there — if you're not the sort of person who enjoys superawesomeness — but you've got a lot more options.<br/><br/>You can:<img style="float: right;" src="http://api.ning.com/files/R6HjvB2-YBviLUt*RqeDRxoib0NT6nqUINtm4hqdlT0LR*uZ-osHSpK8b5TZSu2-LS68VQwvqD66xGYTOEEJWHzsZiG7duQh/widget.jpg?width=300"/><br/><br/>* <span style="font-weight: bold;">Embed a widget from another site — like a YouTube video</span>. Just paste the embed code from the other site into your text box.<br/><br/>* <span style="font-weight: bold;">Add photos</span>. Click the photo link on the toolbar. You'll even get options for wrapping the text around the image, or resizing right from within the MH interface.<br/><br/>* <span style="font-weight: bold;">Upload and link to a file.</span> Got a PDF you want to share? A PowerPoint file? Hit the small icon that looks like a blank page (next to the photos icon), and you can upload just about anything. <br/> Turn your blog into a portfolio with tags tag:mediahookup.com,2010-03-27:5403302:Topic:320 2010-03-27T16:35:28.000Z Louis C. Hochman http://mediahookup.com/profile/LouisCHochman It's pretty straightforward to see that the MH blog can be used to show off your written work. With the functions on the toolbar at the top, it can also be used for photos, and you can attach just about any type of file you've got handy by hitting the icon that looks like a blank page (between the photo and link icons).<br></br><br></br>But what's less obvious is how to keep things organized so that visitors can find your work. <span style="font-weight: bold;">Tags</span> are the answer.…<br></br><img src="http://api.ning.com/files/0Yi7-4Dd9PyqM7EYfGd6mS*3QFQiqm3Bm1vih89AqwGUileZ5D-BskTlQcRtfRL08H0SXn2o*iH9QBJL2z8kg5oYnPlN6fnq/tags.jpg?width=300" style="float: right;"></img> It's pretty straightforward to see that the MH blog can be used to show off your written work. With the functions on the toolbar at the top, it can also be used for photos, and you can attach just about any type of file you've got handy by hitting the icon that looks like a blank page (between the photo and link icons).<br/><br/>But what's less obvious is how to keep things organized so that visitors can find your work. <span style="font-weight: bold;">Tags</span> are the answer.<br/><img style="float: right;" src="http://api.ning.com/files/0Yi7-4Dd9PyqM7EYfGd6mS*3QFQiqm3Bm1vih89AqwGUileZ5D-BskTlQcRtfRL08H0SXn2o*iH9QBJL2z8kg5oYnPlN6fnq/tags.jpg?width=300"/><br/>I've got two major categories on my blog right now: News Clips and Opinion Clips. I tag them as <span style="font-style: italic;">newslch</span> and <span style="font-style: italic;">opinionlch</span>. If I've got a piece I want to give more than one tag, I use commas to separate them: "<span style="font-style: italic;">newslch, opinionlch</span>." <br/><br/>When you're on your <span style="font-weight: bold;">My Blog</span> page, you'll see a list of the tags you've been using in the <span style="font-weight: bold;">bottom-right</span>. Hit one, and you'll bring up any post tagged that way.<br/><br/>That only does you so much good — you can't expect every visitor to know to look for your tags. <span style="font-weight: bold;">But you can point them there</span>. Once you hit a tag and it brings up your results, <span style="font-weight: bold;">copy the URL from the address bar of your browser</span>. Use that link anywhere you want — like in the all-powerful <span style="font-weight: bold;">text box</span> on your profile page — to show off your work!.<br/><br/>Here's an example: <a href="http://mediahookup.com/profiles/blog/list?tag=newscliplch&amp;user=1http2oswhoa9">This link shows off all my <span style="font-style: italic;">newslch</span> posts</a>.<br/><br/>And here's how I use those links on <a href="http://mediahookup.com/profile/LouisCHochman">my own profile page</a>.<br/><br/> Make your profile YOUR profile tag:mediahookup.com,2010-03-27:5403302:Topic:318 2010-03-27T16:17:56.000Z Louis C. Hochman http://mediahookup.com/profile/LouisCHochman By now you've probably set up your profile, added some basic information, maybe added a few portfolio pieces via the gallery or the blog. That's a good start.<br></br><br></br>The platform used to create MH lays out the sections of your profile the way it's creators think most people will want them — activity is up top, with profile information and some of your media (photos, blog, etc) below. But this is a place to show off that work, so you might want to mix things up a bit. <br></br><br></br>Media Hookup… By now you've probably set up your profile, added some basic information, maybe added a few portfolio pieces via the gallery or the blog. That's a good start.<br/><br/>The platform used to create MH lays out the sections of your profile the way it's creators think most people will want them — activity is up top, with profile information and some of your media (photos, blog, etc) below. But this is a place to show off that work, so you might want to mix things up a bit. <br/><br/>Media Hookup lets you <span style="font-weight: bold;">drag and drop those sections</span> — move them up and down, or even into different<br/> columns.<br/><img style="float: right;" src="http://api.ning.com/files/HLjgKvHnakxO8IIurw5j4sSL-jZoe*LwJUQw*wRXp4SFOlaCc7XUXKZqctHM1pOQI9FsIhT4PiPC-zSREaPy-aVSdIpI1OOc/drag.jpg"/> <br/>Don't want a section to appear at all? Hit <span style="font-weight: bold;">edit</span>, and set the amount of items you're showing to <span style="font-weight: bold;">0</span>. It'll become invisible to visitors, but you'll still be able to access it from your own view of your profile, in case you want to add any media later.<br/><br/>In my case, I pushed up the <span style="font-weight: bold;">text box</span> section to provide an introduction to <a href="http://mediahookup.com/profile/LouisCHochman">my page</a> (the part that starts with "I am Lou. Lou I am"). I find it's a good way to welcome people, and introduce prospective collaborators to my work. <a href="http://mediahookup.com/forum/topics/text-box-lame-name-but-made-of">The text box, by the way, is a powerful tool</a> — you can add photos, upload and link just about any kind of file, and even embed tools from other sites (like Picasa slideshows or YouTube videos). <br/>