Get Your Colors in a Widget for Your Homepage or Blog

Into widgets? Get all the colors you want by posting the Farbtastic Widget to your favorite site, or put it right on your desktop.

Don’t have a site yet? Post your widgets to iGoogle, a Google “homepage” that you can modify as you see fit. Click on the iGoogle link at the the top right of and you’ll see a version of google that you can modify to your liking by arranging tabs and blocks of content.

Here’s the widget I’m talking about:

Try moving either color pointer and see the resulting color and #hex value in the top box.

On the widget’s page at widgetbox, look under Get Widget on the right side of the page. If you’re not familiar with some of the icons, just hover your mouse pointer to get a tool tip that tells you the name of the site that the icon represents. Click on “more…” to see other icons. Here, you can also choose your language and modify your widget, if possible. Code is available for WordPress blogs – just look for the big W in the icon list.

To post the widget at iGoogle, click on the big G icon. A small window pops up that directs you to click on the “Add Widget” button to open the iGoogle installer. When the installer page opens click on the “Add to Google” button. Your new iGoogle page opens with the new widget displayed. Drag and drop the widget into the place you prefer and make sure to sign in to Google to save your page.

Same thing with WordPress. Add your favorite widget to a post or put it in your sidebar.

The only catch here is to grab the right code. If you take the code from one of the icons presented, the widget will be in its default state. Should you modify or customize your widget – like I did with Farbtastic by changing the language to English and enlarging the widget to 300 x 300 px – make sure to click on the small “Get Widget” button that has a little checkmark – it’s right below the customize part of the Get Widget section. Post your customized widget and make sure it’s what you want before you finish up with widgetbox.

2 thoughts on “Get Your Colors in a Widget for Your Homepage or Blog”

  1. Hey Uthayan,

    Check the link at the top of the post. The widget is available from the website.

    Have fun!

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