It is fairly easy to open Bravenet services in a popup window provided that you are prepared to modify the copy/paste code that the Bravenet site supplies to you. For example, the Bravenet Votecaster service on the Australian Model Railway web site has copy/paste code supplied as follows:
<img src="http://images.bravenet.com/pub/vote.gif" border="0" width="100" height="35" /></a>
<img src="http://images.bravenet.com/pub/votebutt.gif" border="0" width="100" height="35" /></a>
It doesn't really matter which service you want to open up as a pop up window, the important thing is to find the actual address of your service. The address of the AMRA votecaster service is shown in bold in the above copy/paste code and all of the Bravenet service addresses look similar to this. If you intend to use the Bravenet supplied image for the link then you will also need that part of the code (shown in bold italic).
onclick="window.open('http://pub47.bravenet.com/vote/vote.php?usernum=3978287778&cpv=1', 'bnetservice', 'toolbar=0,scrollbars=1,location=0,directories=0,status=0, menubar=0,resizable=1,width=620,height=460,top=10,left=10');return false;"
><img src="http://images.bravenet.com/pub/vote.gif" border="0" width="100" height="35" /></a>
Note that everything between "onclick=" and "return false" needs to be on the one line.
That takes care of making the link a pop up.
Some service are designed to allow them to open on a separate window while others are not. For those that are you (eg, Forum) should find an option in the General Settings to allow the "Back to Site" link to close the window . For those that are not (eg. Votecaster)you can get rid of the "Back to Site" link at the bottom of the service by leaving the Home Page URL field for the service blank.
This article written by Stephen Chapman, Felgall Pty Ltd.