Feb 23, 2007

I like this one

You may have noticed that at the bottom of each photo you can vote online for the photos you like. (Just click on "I like this one.") But, you may not know that when you vote, your votes bring your favorites up to the front of the line. The more you vote and email a photo to friends, the more popular it becomes -- and the most popular photo will rise to the top of the homepage.

All of the photos have been great, and we have some favorites here at AFSC. Here are some of the photos we have been talking about. (Click on the pictures to see the larger version.)

Most hopeful:
Unique Location:

Creative use of sign:
You can email pictures to friends and vote as many times as you want. Tell us about your favorites.

Feb 16, 2007

Calling all Cameras!

Many of you have told us that you want to take pictures in your community groups, churches, schools, and in other venues -- but you are not sure how to organize it. So, we created a guide for hosting a "Friends for Peace Photo Booth."We have created this Kit to provide some guidance, tips, and materials. Please download the kit and print it out.

Photo Booth Kit (PDF 177 kb)

Go out this weekend and take lots of pictures and upload them to the site. Let us know how it goes and if you have any other tips for your fellow photographers.

Feb 14, 2007

E-card Valentines

If you got Peter Lems's email about sending e-card Valentines, here's how to do it.

Step 1: Use the thumbnails to the right or the search engine to find the photo you'd like to send with your Valentine message.

Step 2: Click on the "Send on a Friend" link just below the big image on the page.

Step 3: Type in your email, your friends'/loved ones' email addresses, and your message into the e-card form. In "Subject," add your email subject line. It could be "From your friend for peace" or "Valentine for peace" or anything you'd like.

Step 4: Hit the "send" button. Your email(s) is on its way.

Any comments or questions? Comment away!

Friends for Peace Coordinator

Feb 12, 2007

Friends for Peace Slideshows on your own blog

Last Friday a poster asked about embedding a slideshow in other blogs. Since Friends for Peace uses Flickr as a backend this is not only an option, but there are several tools to make it easy. Most sources I found referenced Paul Stamatiou's blog, but there are plenty of others. Using Paul’s technique the final code should look something like this (your mileage may vary):

<iframe align="center" src="http://www.flickr.com/slideShow/index.gne?user_id=81805697@N00" frameBorder="0" width="500" scrolling="no" height="500" />

To control which images come up you can use the “tags” variables described in the article I linked above. If you create something like this, or use Friends for Peace images in some other way, please let us know by leaving a comment on the blog.

Coding for Peace

Feb 9, 2007

Friends for Peace Slideshows

You asked for slideshows and now we have them! Anytime that a slideshow is available you will see a link labeled "Open Slideshow" under the main image; click on the link and the sideshow will start in its own window.Please let us know how this new function works for you by leaving a comment on the blog.

We are currently working on other ways for people to look at Friends for Peace images. If you have an idea about new features you'd like to see us develop, please let us know by commenting on this blog. We can't promise to do them all, but we're always looking for more ideas.

Coding for Peace

Feb 1, 2007

We're live and public

Friends for Peace is now publicly available. We've kicked the tires and so far, so good. We hope you enjoy this site and we hope to see a photo of you soon!

Thanks all for your helpful comments and all the enthusiasm and support. It's kept us going and given us great directions to head.

We've heard from many people that we need to have a slide show view to view the photos. Check back for that new feature next week. We should have something up soon.

Ads are going to go out soon. But be sure to blog about us or link to us, so we can get more and more photos. We're hoping for a photo avalanche.

Do you have an idea for the site? Please write a comment on the blog.

Friends for Peace Coordinator