In a previous post we saw how to build a twitter portlet using the Fusion Middleware stack in a few minutes. If you’re more on a quick prototyping or proof of concept project, you can do something similar or even more visual without any coding whatsoever. Twitter has a set of gadgets that you can integrate into your Web site. Here are the more-or-less trivial steps:
- Find the gadget you want to use: http://twitter.com/about/resources/widgets
For example, if it’s the search widget, you can customize it by specifying the Search Query, the Title, and the Caption.
- Create a WebCenter page.
- Drop an HTML Markup component on the page and specify the Value field by pasting the code you copied to the clipboard above. The parameters are self-explanatory, modifying them is very straight-forward.
- Save your changes, and return to your page. Here is what my scrolling Twitter gadget looks like.