Video, slidehows, photos – widgets add fresh content to your web site

Ever wondered how to add a flickr slideshow to your website? Or a YouTube video? Or a PowerPoint slideshow? Check out this great article by Aaron Schmidt: Widgets and Widgetry for Librarians: Copy, Paste, and Relax in MultiMedia & Internet@Schools (Posted Mar 1, 2008)

Widgets pull in updated content, making your web site less static (and less boring?)

Adding a widget is easy. Usually just a short form to fill out and then a snippet of code to copy and paste to your website. You really don’t have to know anything about the code. (Though you do need to be able to edit your web pages.)

With widgets you can have your bookmark links updating on your page, the most recent YouTube videos, photos from your flickr account, books you’re recommending via LibraryThing and so much more.

If you want to see a whole bunch of flickr photo widgets in action, check out my flickr slide show examples page.

Go get widgety!