Archive for November, 2009

Ahhh…The Beauty Tip of the Day widget

November 17th, 2009

Here is the Beauty Tip of the Day widget which has been created using the Clearspring.com widget engine.

Make sure to grab the code right from the widget!

Up to the minute keyword feed widget from sency.com

November 12th, 2009

Here is a simple, yet very customizable widget that delivers content based upon your “keyword” choice. The content is updated in almost real-time. I say “almost real-time” because some keywords would send this cool scrolling widget out of control.

excerpt from sency.com:

Our content feed offers websites and blogs the ability to have automatically updating, real time information, scrolling on a webpage for any keyword.

This widget that we offer websites and blogs has a built in spam filter to help ensure that the real time information is relevant and useful.

The content options are endless because websites and blogs have complete control over which keyword they use. Websites have the option to customize the background color, height, width, text color, and text size of the scrolling content that the widget produces.

What I did:

I set up the widget in the simplest terms using the keyword “Android” and setting the widget size to 250 X 300. I did not alter any colors. This is the stock widget.
You can alter things like text color and font size, background color, border color, header text, etc. This widget has many options, some you may not understand. I suggest trying them out and hitting the generate button and hitting the preview button until you get the widget displaying the way you want. Oh…don’t forget to set the link color to something other than the same color as your text. Otherwise its impossible to tell links from regular text.

Go and create your own sency.com/content feed widget.
I understand there is a WordPress plugin/widget for sency too.

Holiday Countdown Widget from Gill’s Cruise

November 12th, 2009

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Here is a cool Travel & Vacation widget that lets you quickly and easily create an embeddable representation of your impending getaway. Simply input your destination, the dates you will be travelling, pick a color (there are only two?) and copy and paste the resulting code to your website or blog.

excerpt from: gillscruise.com

Proudly display to your visitors where and when you are going on your next holiday, business trip or vacation. This highly advanced web widget, which you can embed on your blog or website will geo locate any place on earth and pull some of the best pictures from Google Maps and Panoramio. All sleekly animated in a slide show style.

The remaining days to you holiday are neatly displayed. When your holiday starts widget will display that you are currently on holiday, and when you return it will display that you have visited this place.

This way you can let your visitors know that you are not going to post on your blog for example during this time, and will be notified when you are back. This gives you are chance to recommend your favourite destination, and can build a social following for your favourite place on earth. We hope you enjoy what we have built, and let us know in comments on our blog if you have any suggestions for improvements.

Observations:
1. I would like to see the widget be able to search more databases for a wider variety of images. I tried Sydney and Berlin with no image results. London works, obviously Tokyo works and New York is displayed on the widget creation page.

2. Only having two available colors for the widget border will be a deal killer for some. I realize “Carbon” (light gray/white) will work with most any color scheme. But most people are used to being able to pick their exact color for a widget.

3. JavaScript has pros and cons. It is an excellent widget building platform but is still viewed as unacceptable by some (WordPress.com, MySpace etc.) Perhaps a Flash version as well? Maybe consider porting this widget to Widgetbox, Clearspring etc.

4. There are no registration requirements and the widget is extremely simple to set up. These two factors alone are very important. Excellent job!

Get your Holiday Countdown Widget from gillscruise.com/widget

Solar system widgets from widgetbox

November 12th, 2009

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