Which dimension of the widget is more important to you: width or height? I'm reading that a "standard" widget widths are 160-200 px. Is this pretty much what you're looking for
, and is the height almost irrelevant (as long as it's not 1000 px)?
Is it important that the colors of the widget match your website's design, or would you use any color widget? Or maybe you prefer widgets that are in neutral colors
(soothing taupe, cream, off-whites, black, white)?
feedback would be much
Well, here is some real personal feedback:
The first time I hear about widgets, was when it was introduced on the SAS forum.
At first, I saw them as a good tool like the GoldenCan tool.
But after a while, I noticed a few problems with those widgets, I even opened a tread about those problems.
I complained about the fixed size of of those widgets, because while one may look good on one site, it may not even fit on another site.
I complained about the default color of those widgets, because while one may look good on one site, the tab links may not look like links on another site.
I also asked about why not making those widgets liquid so we can put them anywhere and not have the problem of that size don't fit, and also about making those widgets capable of using our sites default CSS, and not the widgets fixed CSS.
Also, later there was the problem of widgets that were not updated frequently, so we end up using a new tool with outdated content.
So after a while I get mad from the lack of support from the ones making those widgets, that I decided to go learn for myself how to make my own widgets.
Well, after I tried a few different demos I found on the net, I found one that I was able to use in my sites, and just only worry about what I wanted to show on those made by me widgets, because I was able to make them any size I wanted, and any color that fitted with the site.
By now that I have learned how to make my own widgets, I don't really care that much about pre-made standard widgets that can't be adjusted to fit my site needs, but I also have learned that it's not that easy to keep all those widgets updated from the affiliate managers side, specialy when they have to deal with special request from the affiliates, because those widgets will have a fixed size and color theme.
So I have figured that since I can have my own made widgets get outdated, because some times I have either forgot where they all are, or just because I have no time to look for all of them, how can can I blame any affiliate managers for keeping all of their fixed and special made widgets, updated.
But... and this is a big but...
Only if any affiliate managers can guarantee to have all of their widgets updated, and not to change the specially made widgets size or color down the road, then I would think that any of those widgets made, would be worth the time and efford for their affiliates to use those widgets.
Ok, enough with my
, I think I have gave enough personal feedback here.