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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?
My Answer: Yes - I've got an older LT widget in my blog sidebar now. I like that each time I (or someone else) visits my blog, new books show in my widget. It is kind of fun to see the books I've read.
I just discovered the new widget building page today, so I've been playing with it to see if I could get a fun color scheme that would look good with my blog colors. I think I'll redo the new widget another day when I've got to the time to dig through the code on my site and find the color numbers so I can use the exact colors.
There are a few things that I LOVE about the new widgets: ability to customize the color scheme, the animated book covers that change automatically instead of only when the page is refreshed, and the ability to add my Amazon Associate ID (not that it will do anything, but you never know!!). :)
PS - I did go back and work on tweaking my widget after writing this post, and I have to add another favorite. Under the Customize Style section of the building page, you can change the width of your widget to "Fill the Space" which worked great for me, because the thin was TOO thin, and the medium overlapped with my border just a bit!! Yeah - it works now!!
Looking forward to reading everyone's answers!!
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