Gadget HTML Code Updated

June 7th, 2008

Yesterday, I was testing out the gadgets on MySpace and I discovered that the embed code was no longer working. They must have recently changed the way they parse the code and rewrite it. I updated the gadget html code and it should now work for you.

To get the code for your page, click on the edit settings link under the gadget. You should then see a text box under the edit settings form which contains the code.

New Picasa Photos Gadget

April 13th, 2008

Conveniently view photos on your iGoogle page with my new Picasa Photos gadget.  There are several Picasa gadgets in the directory right now, but this one has some features the others don’t have.  There is a full screen mode, a thumbnail mode, a keywords/tags search.  Even if you don’t have a Picasa account, you can search for photos that are in the public gallery to display on your iGoogle page.  The gadget on this site is set to show pictures of dogs.

New Look for aBowman.com

March 26th, 2008

I finally got around to redesigning the site!  At first, I was just going to use one of the ready made minimalist themes, but I wasn’t completely happy with any of them.  What I ended up doing was stripping down and tweaking the default Kubrick theme that comes with WordPress and adding a little code to generate the navigation tabs.  I’m probably going to be adding more to the footer over the next few days, like recent post links, recent comments links, and a search box.

New Ball Clock Gadget

March 1st, 2008

Check out the new Ball Clock gadget. Watch the balls as they drop every minute to display the current time. The balls in the top two ramps represent minutes and the balls in the bottom ramp represent the hours.

Updated Look for Disc Drop

February 15th, 2008

The Disc Drop gadget has been overhauled. I updated the code to actionscript 3 and in the process made it a little more pleasing to the eye. I also made it so that you can modify the colors. Here’s the link to the customization page:
http://abowman.com/google-modules/disc-drop/?edit=true

Customization Pages for the Stingray and Clock

January 29th, 2008

Here are the customization pages for the Stingray and the Pendulum Clock gadgets.

http://abowman.com/google-modules/stingray?edit=true http://abowman.com/google-modules/pendulum-clock?edit=true

Customize the Rings Gadget

January 21st, 2008

This weekend a took a little time to update the Rings gadget so that you can customize it.

Here is the customization page:
http://abowman.com/google-modules/rings/?edit=true

Note: If you want to enter a background image, you will need to enter the background image URL into the settings after you add the gadget to your page, because there is currently a bug on iGoogle that prevents that setting from working from the customization page.

Create Custom Designs for iGoogle

January 16th, 2008

This is some great news for you web designers out there.  You can now create your own themes for iGoogle and submit them to the theme directory for others to enjoy!  You can even create dynamic themes that change according to the time of day.

Here are some links to help get you started.

Theme Directory
Developer Guide
Submit a Theme
Themes API Group