But today I wanted to praise two widgets which IMHO get it right. I'm talking about Feedjit which shows the (approximate) physical location of your last N visitors and the Weather Sticker from Weather Underground. The things I like in them:
- Minimal fuss (no signup) required to get them.
- Given that it is just an image, the browser can download it in parallel and doesn't need to suspend the processing of the page.
Even though it is just an image, the provider gets a link back. Also, it can
I wish that all gadget providers would offer a lo-fi version of their gadgets. A+ to both of these services (and you can find them in my sidebar).