Thursday, January 29, 2009

Using Widgets for your Blog

According to Wikipedia widgets are:
"Embeddable chunks of code have existed since the start of the World Wide Web. Web developers have long sought and used third party code chunks in their pages. It could be said that the original web widgets were the link counters and advertising banners that grew up alongside the early web.

A widget is anything that can be embedded within a page of HTML, i.e. a web page. A widget adds some content to that page that is not static. Generally widgets are third party originated, though they can be home made. Widgets are also known as modules, snippets, and plug-ins."
Since you have now entered the world of bloggers, explore the Web for some widgets to personalize your blog. You can add music players, calendars, games, and much more. Be sure to add a reference to the site where you copied the widget. Once you locate the widget, you will find a window of HTML code which you will copy and then on your blog in the Edit HTML tab you will paste the code.

Let's see what kind of widgets our classes can find!!

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