We’re working on some RedBubble widgets to help take your artwork and writing beyond the walls of the bubble.
For those who are unfamiliar with widgets, they are little applications that sit on your website, blog, desktop, etc and provide content or functionality from somewhere else. Common examples include a Flickr Badge, Google Adsense , and GapingVoid .
What makes good widgets stand out from the crowd is that they do something useful for you. This can be as simple as displaying a sample or a slideshow of your artwork, showing the local weather forecast, grabbing a daily cartoon, or helping you make money from your blog by showing advertising.
But until the RedBubble widgets come along, you can easily create your own simple version. Here’s a little tutorial that helps you create a widget to display your RedBubble artwork or writing on your website or blog, all in under 5 minutes. The example below can be found here
Then in the Feed URL window, put in either
- “http://www.redbubble.com/people/username/works/... (if you want to show your artwork), or
- “http://www.redbubble.com/people/username/works/... (if you want to show your writing)
Hit the go button, customise your widget with color, title, image, description and tags, and choose if you want it private or available to others. Click Publish Widget, and you’re nearly done! In the top right hand corner, hit the green Get Widget button, and either embed it in various sites automatically or grab the code to put it in your our website or blog.
Stay tuned for a more sophisticated RedBubble widget soon. In the meantime, tell me what your favourite widget is and what it does