When I first heard about Web Slices, I wasn’t excited. Then I saw Kris Amerijckx (kidpaddle on twitter) announce that he implemented Web Slices on MSN.be so I checked it out. To my own surprise, I’m still using it after more than a week.
It’s pretty cool to get the MSN news straight form my favorites bar in IE8. Heck, I wish my newspaper (De Standaard) did the same.
The only thing I fear is that I will be running out of space on my favorites so I still need to see if there’s a solution for that.
If you haven’t tested it already. Here’s how it works.
1. Browse to a page with web slices on it. For instance www.msn.be
2. add the web slice
3. use the web slice from your favorites bar
Putting a slice on your page seems to be pretty light weight: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc304073(VS.85).aspx This is the HTML you will need.
<div class="hslice" id="slice1"> <p class="entry-title">Game System - $66.00</p> <div class="entry-content"> <img src="game.jpg"> <p>Auction ends: <abbr class="endtime" title="2008-02-28T12:00:00-05:00">6 hours</abbr></p> </div> <a rel="feedurl" href="www.ebay.com/game.xml">Subscribe to Feed</a> <p>This item updates every <span class="ttl">15</span> minutes.</p> </div>