Further Ideas: Using Notifications
This topic lists additional ideas to help you use notifications in your Pinned sites.
The following table provides examples of notifications that have been customized for various types of websites:
|Social Gaming Site||
|Photo Sharing Site||
A developer for a sports-based Pinned site might want to create a site that keeps its users updated on the latest games, players, or news. For example, the user wants a notification to appear when one of the user's favorite basketball teams wins. It is easy to create a basketball icon overlay using the window.external.msSiteModeSetIconOverlay method discussed in Working with Custom Icon Overlays. Different icons can be created for different sports and the developer can customize them using a tool like X-Icon Editor.
A developer for a photo sharing Pinned site might want to create a site that notifies its users when their friends send photos to each other.
A developer for a music-based Pinned site might want to flash the Taskbar button when the user reaches the end (or near the end) of a playlist. This can be done with the window.external.msSiteModeActivate method discussed in Flashing the Pinned Site Taskbar Button. Getting attention to keep an ongoing task running (like a playlist) is one of the few reasons why you would want to flash a Taskbar button.
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- Further Ideas: Using Thumbnail Toolbars
- How to Build a Pinned Site in Less than a Day
- How to Provide Notifications
- Introduction to Pinned Sites