Please find below a very quick and simple demo I wrote today to show how the current Amazon Associates program can be easily integrated into my weblog. I have also created a number of examples that use the new Amazon Web Services. (AWS)
To begin with below I have used a variety of the Amazon Associate (AA) examples using my Associate ID - secondthoughts-21
Example of links to Amazon.co.uk using my associate id:
I have also used an example from the AA to link with a specific CD using both the linked image and link options. Having purchased over 171 items from Amazon this year according to my history orders list, I intend to create a proper "Sam's best of 2002" page in the next few days.
At the moment my favourite album of the year has to be Camino Palmero from The Calling but Avril Lavigne, Five For Fighting, Sister Hazel and LifeHouse are all very close.
While the Calling don't blaze any new trails on Camino Palmero, they have revived the power ballad to give it their own emotionally charged spin. And if that weren't enough, they inject so many inspirational messages into the 11 songs on their debut that one could almost mistake them for a contemporary Christian band.
Musically, this band stands proudly next to such earnest forebears as Creed, matchbox twenty, and Lifehouse (the latter makes sense given that Calling guitarist Sean Woolstenhulme's brother, Rick, is Lifehouse's drummer). With their brooding, contemplative lyrics about love, loss, rejection and revenge, the Calling embark on an anxious journey into the state of modern relationships. And while they don't offer any conclusions, they certainly provide an interesting mirror on an apprehensive time. Along with their sturdy musicianship and rhythmically driven melodies, this band very likely will enjoy a longer shelf life than most of their contemporaries. --Jaan Uhelszki
I have also included the Amazon search engine just to complete the list of examples which is also linked to my associate id. I have also edited the HTML so that only those categories that I have an interest in will appear. i.e no classical music