Posts Tagged ‘Windows Live’

All Facebook Widgets

December 31st, 2009

We gathered all Facebook widgets into one place to make your Facebook widget search easier.

Facebook Official Widgets

Personal Profile Widgets:

Profile Badge: Share your Facebook information on other websites. Three display configurations and 15 information choices.

Photo Badge: Share your Facebook photos on other websites. Three display configurations. Share up to 8 photos.

Fan Badge: Show off your favorite Pages on your website or blog. No display configuration. Only shows one page that you are a fan of.
Website or Business Widgets:

Share: Let visitors to your site share your content on Facebook. Button or link style. With or without a counter. Custom linking options.

Fan Box: Allow users to become your fan and view your Facebook Page stream. Choose whether to display your fans and your Facebook stream. (Currently in widgetslab sidebar)

Page Badge: Share your Facebook Page information on other websites. Three display configurations and options to share Name, Status, Profile Picture and Fans.

Twitter Link: Automatically post your Facebook status updates to Twitter. Status Updates, Photos, Links, Notes and Events can be shared or unshared.
Developer Widgets:

Publishing to Facebook: Let users publish their actions and content back to Facebook. Custom image options available.

Comments Box: Allow users to easily comment on your content. No real options.

Live Stream: Allow Facebook users to connect, share and post updates in real-time. No real options.

Google Gadgets for Facebook

Facebook – Now with Full-Screen viewing
Also from

Fully-Featured Facebook Gadget: your essential miniaturized facebook connection. View your news feed, inbox, photos and stay all connected to all your facebook friends directly from your iGoogle page or your web site, all in this convenient gadget. Now with convenient canvas view you can maximize the gadget to gain access to the full facebook site; just click on the maximize button in the upper right hand corner.


myFacebook Chat!: Simply allows you to add the Facebook Chat window to your web site or blog. Probably works on igoogle pages as well. Warning…this removes chat from your Facebook page while you are viewing it.
Facebook iPhone Edition Google Gadget

iPhone Edition Google Gadget for your web site.

Miscellaneous Widgets

VentureBeat Profiles widget for Facebook

This is a company profile that indicates things like Location, number of employees, financials etc. There is even a current news feature that updates. This is a great addition to any post about Facebook.

Grab the basic code.

Go to VentureBeat Profiles for full widget customization options.
the Social Blog Badge from Mighty Widgets
This widget allows you to create links to many of your social pages. Facebook is not alone here!

Yahoo! Desktop Widgets (need Yahoo! Widgets install)

Facebook(er) Yahoo! widget

Get Faecbook(er) widget
Facebook Notifier Yahoo! Widget

Get Facebook Notifier widget
Mac Dashboard Widgets (requires Mac OS X and Dashboard)

Facebook Alert for Mac OS X Dashboard

Get Facebook Alert for Mac OS X Dashboard
Facebook Dashboard Widget for Mac OS X Dashboard

Get Facebook Dashboard Widget for Mac OS X Dashboard
Facebook Watch for Mac OS X Dashboard

Get Facebook Watch for Mac OS X Dashboard
Facebook Widget 0.5 for Mac OS X Dashboard

Get Facebook Widget 0.5 for Mac OS X Dashboard
Windows Sidebar/Live Gadgets

Facebook Explorer for Windows Gadgets

Get Facebook Explorer for Windows Gadgets
Facebook3 Windows Live Gadget

Get Facebook3 Windows Live Gadget or here Facebook Sidebar
Facebook Sidebar Gadget

Fast and easily change your status. See all notifications sent to you.
Hassle free login, simply login to the gadget once and keep yourself logged in all the time!

Simply click the links within the gadget to open up the notification in your browser!

Get Facebook Sidebar Gadget or here Windows Live Facebook sidebar Gadget
My Facebook Gadget

Get My Facebook Gadget
Google Desktop Gadgets

Facebook Gadget

Get Facebook Gadget
Facebook Friends Gadget

Get Facebook Friends Gadget
Slideshow for Facebook

Shows random photos from your friends on Facebook

Get Slideshow for Facebook
As you can see, there are many Facebook Widgets, Gadgets and more. There are even Facebook desktop apps which I considered adding here. I decided to draw the line at Desktop Widgets/Gadgets.
If you know of any that are missing…please comment so I can add them to the list.
Thank You.

Embed Your Windows Live Calendar In Your Blog

July 3rd, 2009


This one is a must if you have a Personal Blog or Business Website and if you use any of the following things: Windows Live Hotmail, Windows Live Mail or Outlook.

It is a very simple and clean Windows Live Gadget that synchronizes with your Windows Live Calendar. the very same one you access from Hotmail, Windows Live Mail or that you can sync with Outlook if you want.


It shows a Calendar with the closest marked events for the week or month and a link in case the visitor wants to see it in a full form.

The Windows Live Mail blog got a very well written Tutorial for you to follow if you want to have this Widget Badge in your Blog:

Post your calendar from Windows Live to a blog or website

And they got a second tutorial in order to guide you in customizing it:

Customizing your Windows Live Calendar badge

PhotoZoom: Silverlight DeepZoom Enabled Photo Albums Widgets

January 15th, 2009


One of the intrinsically positioned technologies that caught notoriety thanks to the introduction of Silverlight was without a doubt Seadragon. also known as DeepZoom that its the technology Operative name. If you are in Windows you can easily create DeepZoom enabled photo albums powered by Silverlight thanks to DeepZoom Composer. but if you are in other operative system or you have a old machine. you are not going to be able to use it from your desktop. that is when PhotoZoom enters to save the day and more.

What is DeepZoom?

But if you are still wondering what exactly is DeepZoom, then let me enlighten you fast on that. it is a technology that allows you to zoom into photos as much as you want or as much as your picture resolution allows you to. that is without worrying about the size of the picture getting in the way since you only load by section. it is a lot alike Live Maps when you zoom into a map and this one starts rendering things closer. but in this case it is rendering a section of the very same photo in layers. it is also helpful because you can then have a collage of pictures put into the same frame and then just zoom in and view the pictures as you see fit. in the order you want. as close as you want without ever having to transition elsewhere. those are the main principles of DeepZoom

What is PhotoZoom?

PhotoZoom is a Microsoft Live Labs project that allows you to the same you can do with DeepZoom Composer on your desktop but online. it also lets you keep up your Photos online in a service that precedes the new Windows Live Photos service. you can upload you photos and put them in albums that can be seen as DeepZoom Enabled Silverlight powered objects or as Photo Channels where you can also select to see the photos individually if you don`t want to see them powered by Silverlight.

Interested?.here is what you have to do?

1.-Load up the PhotoZoom page at

2.-Log in with your Windows Live ID

3.-Choose your Photo Zoom Name

4.-Create a Album Name

5.-Load up your photos


You can import from you computer or you can even import from a RSS feed in another  Online Photo Service. you could for example use your photoblog  feed or even a AlbumPhoto feed from Windows Live Photos. once you have added a feed or uploaded the pictures you want from your PC. just click import.

6.-Check out your PhotoZoom Album


For the sake of a good How-To and Review. i am going to use this nice album from my online buddy YungSang with a selection of Squirrel species.


You should be able to note i zoomed in as it is running with Silverlight and its DeepZoom enabled. a good thing to note is the part where it reads that you can “View Individual Photos”. just as i had told you. your photos are not trapped inside a Silverlight object. you can also see them as a group or individually if you want. that means you also get to share them that way. the only warning i must make is that PhotoZoom pcitures are meant to be public. so just have that in mind.

7.-Share it, Embed it

You can share your PhotoZoom Albums by Mail or also by embedding them into your blog, website or Social Network profile (if allowed)

Here it is a active version of the PhotoZoom Album as a Widget. so you can check it out. you can have it at whatever size you want by modifying the embed code. but you don`t need to resize it from the default size, because it can easily jump to full screen without any effort. this thanks to Silverlight. since this is a Live Labs project. it should be seen and reviewed as such. so i am only concentrating on what it already is. and i must say it is really good for having simple to use photo albums and photo album widgets.

Give a try.


Color Picker Windows Desktop Gadget

December 15th, 2008


This is a Windows Desktop Gadget for XP,Vista and Windows 7 in 32 bits that can be used to easily save and access previously saved color palettes while working in any kind of web design development. the gadget comes from Microsoft Live Labs so it can be considered not only Official but ready to use for anyone.

Many different programs use RGB color hex codes. While some programs have color management, sometimes you’ll need to use a palette across many programs like Expression Blend, Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML/CSS, and Flash.  This handy sidebar gadget keeps your palettes at your fingertips, letting you quickly sample each hex code to your clipboard, so you can easily use your colors across all applications


You can also search for your or other color palettes on COLOURlovers directly from the gadget as little plus.

You can download it from the Windows Live Gallery:

Color Palettes Windows Desktop Gadget

via Microsoft Live Labs

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