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LazyWeb Request: Corner Badges on Websites?

Over the last couple of years, there’s been a trend to distribute what I’m calling ‘corner badges’. They’re little ribbon-type images that website owners can add to the corner of their site, to show their support for a specific cause.

They’re kind of the online equivalent of the ‘Live Strong’ (and zillion other) wristbands. I seem to recall that Make Poverty History was running such a campaign.

Does anybody know the official name of this little web widget? Also, can somebody point me to some examples? I can’t find any. Maybe they’ve fallen out of fashion?

I did find some sample code for implementing this corner badge thingy, but that’s as close as I got.

UPDATE: I think they might be called ‘corner banners’–here’s a Photoshop tutorial on how to make one. Thanks also to Mike for the javascript for the Make Poverty History campaign. And here’s another code sample for the corner banner on Joomla’s site.

7 Responses to “LazyWeb Request: Corner Badges on Websites?”

  1. kristinaQ

    Hey,

    I know this is an old post, but it’s got just the info I was looking for about those corner graphic thingeys…

    Just wanted to thank you lol

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  3. John X.

    Thanks. This was helpful. I’ve been trying to get a badge for a wordpress blog but couldn’t find an extension. I’ll have to add the javascript/css code manually, it seems.

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