I’ve started doing the specification work for a feature in the Europeana exhibitions. In short it’s a feature allowing any user to embed and exhibited item on their own site provided the images is Creative Commons-licensed or is in the Public Domain (the embed button wouldn’t appear for items with unclear re-use statements).
Very straight-forward really: the user finds an item he or she likes and wants to share, clicks an embed button, copies an HTML-snippet that then appears and pastes the snipper into their site authoring tool.
Here a mockup of an exhibited item with the embed button placed together with the social sharing buttons. Note the Creative Commons badge on the lower right of the image. Not sure if this is the optimal placement for social sharing buttons? What do you think?
Below a mock-up of the item when embedded. Hand-coded by me, this function doesn’t exist yet!
What do you think? A useful addition to our exhibitions? One addition I’d do for this example is to add a Google Analytics Campaign Code to the URL to make it easy for us to report on incoming visits from the embedded item. Another optional feature for the feature could be to embed a high-resolution zoomable image (like the one you get if you click-through on the mock-up).
I would like to make it possible to embed also video and audio. Not sure how to do that though? Would it have to be an iframe based solution?