Good Widgets has a simple premise; provide a unique spin on the Flash photo slide show. Now sites that let you make free slide shows are literally dime-a-dozen on the web. Just check a random Myspace profile and you'll see what I mean. The downside of those are that they are usually pretty ugly and are branded head-to-toe with their corporate logo or watermark. GW, however, has taken a different spin.
First off, their widgets are cool. Each one is fairly unique, and while there are only eight to chose from, it is a good selection. Second, If you want to remove the free advertisement, you can do so for the measly price of only $2.99. My only qualm is you don't get the Flash source code, but thats just from me, a Flash developer. For the average web user, all they want is a simple and easy interface and Good Widget delivers.
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Sunday, October 07, 2007
It was definitely a slow start for both football teams as the Seattle Seahawks went to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers. A lot of that had to do with the unusually hot October weather in Pittsburgh. Also, both teams with a 3 & 1 record were desperately trying to not repeat last week losses by changing up plays, but getting nowhere. Did I mention the Steelers top receivers were out on injury? Even so, the Steelers were able to squeeze out a score before halftime. But it was anyone's game. That is, until the second half started.
They should've called it "How Roethlisburger got his groove back", because he was on fire. After the break, Pittsburgh came out charging, stringing together play after play for ten minutes as they marched down field, capping it with another TD. And their defense was on lock for all four quarters, leaving Seattle's QB surrounded by field with no one to pass to. One more TD and the deal was sealed. Now with enough time to rest up their star players, hopefully Pittsburgh can keep their winning push further into the season.