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First Google Gadget: flickr-show

posted Sep 9, 2009, 12:22 AM by Wei Wang   [ updated Mar 10, 2010, 5:34 PM ]
Add to GoogleI needed a Google gadget for showing photos that I have hosted on Flickr. But searching around on Google returned a large number of Flickr gadgets but none of them seems to work for me. So I spent some time creating one.

Landscape of China

The gadget spec URL could not be found

It should be simple to use -- In fact the Add to Google button in the upper-right corner is supposed to help with adding the gadget to an iGoogle page. Anyone is welcome to give it a try and let me know how it works.

I have used this gadget on the Ann-Hua Rainbow Project website that I help operate. The gadget is also on this page to show landscape photos from the Best of China Landscape group on Flickr.

The source code is hosted on Google Code.

You may also add this gadget to your website if JavaScript is allowed.

I will likely improve this gadget further. Below is a list of features that I have thought of adding:
  • Auto-sizing of the photos. [Done: 2009-09-28]
  • Border, padding and margin on the photos.
  • Photo information (EXIF, etc.) on mouse over.
Suggestions are welcome.