This week’s Tuesday Thingers courtesy of Wendi’s Book Corner!
I know we have looked at the widgets section on Library Thing before, but it appears that Library Thing has added an all-new widget building page, with more options than ever, including the ability to customize your widget, chose colors, animate your books so they change every 5, 10, 15, etc seconds, add your Amazon Associates ID, have your widget show a portion of your review and/or your rating, and much more!!
You can visit the LT blog to learn even more with their Widgets Get a Lot Better post!! OR . . . you can run over and play with your widget now by going here!!
Questions: Do you have a LT widget on your blog? If so, what is your favorite thing about it? Have you had a chance to go see the all new widget building page, and if so, have you built a new widget? If so, what do you like about it?
Great question! But how much of a doofus does it make me that I actually had to look at my blog to see if I had a LibraryThing Widget? ( O.o ) And I discovered that I don’t, I used to have one but it must have gotten left out when I changed my blog template a few months back. I hadn’t really noticed it missing, I guess because I use Amazon.com for making my widgets.
This morning I played around with the new, improved LibraryThing widgets, and I’m pretty impressed with the new features. Anything that allows customization is a big thing for me. What I ended up with is a pretty cool looking random display widget of my books and I was soo happy to see that there was a size option that allows you to make your widget “fill the space” – because I had wanted something to put at the very bottom of my blog and this stretches across nicely. This new widget will become a permanent part of my blog design, as long as it doesn’t cause any loading drag.
So what about you? Have you tried out the new widgets at LibraryThing? Head over to Wendi’s Book Corner and share your thoughts :)
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