Lots of Widgetry to Talk About

As you know, I have been trying to create a literacy resources slideshow for M-O-N-T-H-S now. The plug-in I had wreaked havoc, so we went back to the drawing board.

Thanks to the Idealist.org partnership with Mozilla we have … ta da! … a really cool sidebar. Idealist.org, which tries to connect volunteers and nonprofits, partnered with Mozilla Help Week, where information technology gurus would volunteer to donate their time to help organizations like mine who needed web, data management, IT support … but don’t have the budgets to fund such things. We have had several folks contact us, so there may be other projects coming.

I am SO happy about it. We have a nice collection of literacy organizations and lit-related events with THEIR URLs. Click on the Reading is Fundamental logo and voila! You visit Reading is Fundamental.  I cannot thank Imran Panshar enough for donating his time to helping me get this project up and running.

What I have been doing today is jazzing up some of the other widgets. Notice the new Cybils box? We’ve got the logo AND links to the panels. As we move into nomination phase, I change out those links so you can follow along with your favorite category(s).

I also have a new-and-improved widget for the Del.ic.ious feeds. Now, you can get one widget with all four tabs … and select which one you want to be on top.  I also added a widget at the Share a Story blog that includes updates from this blog AND my twitter feeds … already tabbed out. Wow! My thanks to Andrea Ross … she shared an idea with me and then I just went crazy with Widgetbox this afternoon.  Now, I guess I should be getting back to my *real* job.

11 responses to “Lots of Widgetry to Talk About

  1. Terry, you are a genius. I love the new sidebar, and especially the between the roundups widget. I have it installed on my blog, and was able to make it narrower, so that it fits, and it looks great. Now I’m truly incentivized to add more links to the Delicious feeds. Thanks so much for doing this. I’ll post about it on my blog, too.

  2. Thanks, y’all.

    You’re right Cathy, that is a must-read for everyone.

    I feel like I could earn an honorary Book Chook badge for figuring out Widgetbox (LOL).

    Jen – I thought the same thing … now I’m more interested in filling those boxes. We can also change it to a slideshow if we want. Oops! I’m supposed to be watching football, not thinking up more ideas.

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