What a hassle! after hours of running around to find out what the problem was, I finally came across this post http://digitizor.com/2010/07/06/fix-facebook-connect-xfbml-not-showing-ie/ by Debjit, and … fixed!

Interestingly, at the same time, facebook also changed the like button creator (available here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/like ) and they removed the javascript and placed it so that it could be located off-site.

So, here’s a quick fix that will help you to show Facebook Like Button on Microsoft Internet Explorer (all versions).

If you have setup Facebook Like buttons for a website it is probable that these buttons may not show up or are not visible in Internet Explorer but are very well visible in browsers like Firefox and Google Chrome. To fix this all you need to do is just add these two xmlns attributes to your page’s main html tag:

xmlns:fb=”http://www.facebook.com/2008/fbml”

xmlns:og=”http://opengraphprotocol.org/schema/”

After adding this attribute to the HTML tag, your fully completed html tag should look like this:

<html xmlns:fb="http://www.facebook.com/2008/fbml" 
xmlns:og="http://opengraphprotocol.org/schema/">
.
.
.
.
</html>

Then just paste the following XFBMLcode where you want your like button to appear:

<!-- Facebook Like Button -->
<script src="http://connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"></script>
<fb:like></fb:like>
<!-- Ends Facebook like Button –>

By default this will link to the current page, if you want to specify the url, then just use this code instead:

<!-- Facebook Like Button -->
<script src="http://connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"></script>
<fb:like href=http://www.example.com/pagelink></fb:like>
<!-- Ends Facebook like Button –>

And remember to replace http://www.example.com/pagelink with your own link!

Rich text signatures in Gmail

Posted by Mark Knichel, Software Engineer

Rich text signatures have long been one of our most widely requested features. Some of you have tried your own solutions, including Greasemonkey scripts, browser plugins, and even using canned responses from Gmail Labs. Others have simply lived with frustration of not being able to change the colors or font size of your signature, or insert images and links. Either way, you’ll be happy to know that today we’re launching the ability to write your own rich text signatures right in Gmail.


The next time you log in and visit the Settings page, you’ll see a rich text editor in the signature section. Here, you can customize your signature by adding pretty formatting, links, and images — or decide to leave things nice and simple.

Gmail also now supports a unique signature for each email address associated with your account. So, if you send mail using a custom "From:" address, you can use a different signature for that address. From the Settings page, you can edit the signature for each account by changing the email address that appears in the dropdown menu.


Currently, only the latest desktop version of Gmail supports rich text signatures and multiple signatures. The older version and HTML version of Gmail, along with the mobile versions, use a plain text version of your primary account’s signature.

with thanks to google – original post here:
http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/rich-text-signatures.html

  

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