BLOGBOX -- Laszlo continues cranking out some cool widgets called blogboxes that you can include on personal pages for free. You can copy blogboxes into your blog's template and get instant functionality for non-commercial use. I'm playing with several of them on a development blog before deciding whether to use one on this blog. There are problems with Irish Typepad loading when it waits for a Blogbox to stream into a gutter of the blog. Some of my pages hang on my Sony Clie when waiting for Blogboxes to download on them.
Here are some Blogbox samples I've used:
- Photoblox: show personal image slideshows on your Web page, customized to suit with dramatic presentation effects, annotations and PayPal integration.
- Soundblox: Let your visitors play MP3 format audio directly out of your Web page. Customize the appearance and content of your SoundBlox with your own XML playlist and media.
- Weatherblox: I can show people the amount of precipitation accompanying the word "Ireland."
- Clockblox: Display local time in a Konfabulator style.
My lust for widgets is going to force me into finally making a blog that's focused directly on being delivered to mobiles. I don't think the stripped-down mobile version will have includes in the gutters.
Bogbox -- Open Source
Robert Scoble -- "Cool Blox for your blog"