The Complete Maskil: AideRSS/SpringWidgets Widget

by Maskil on May 29, 2008

In my last posting, I mentioned that I was starting to look at what AideRSS can offer the blogger. Although “everyone” seems to know about AideRSS, I only found out about it accidentally while prowling around the Lijit site tuning my search widget.

I wasn’t able to get the best posts widget to work for me; there didn’t seem to be a way to change the width of the widget, and Blogger was truncating it on the left, hiding the PostRank.

What I did manage to get working, however, is their SpringWidgets RSS Reader Widget. I didn’t leave it in the default “My Top Stories widget” configuration, as so few of my posts have a PostRank score. Instead, I’ve packaged my various feeds into it and replaced the “Maskil” widget I created a few days back. The functionality is almost identical, but it has a better look & feel, e.g. colours customized for my blog, the AideRSS logo, wider gadget, etc. It now resides on all three blogs.

I’ve given it a title: The Complete Maskil

I also left a comment asking whether it would be possible to include an option allowing the user to subscribe to the feed being viewed from within the widget.

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  • Melanie

    Hi Maskil,

    I forwarded your blog post to our dev guys, and our web guru has emailed you some info that should help.

    If you still have trouble, or have any questions, give us a holler.

  • Melanie

    Hi Maskil,I forwarded your blog post to our dev guys, and our web guru has emailed you some info that should help.If you still have trouble, or have any questions, give us a holler.

  • Maskil

    Hi Melanie,

    Many thanks for stopping by. I did receive the mail from your web guru, and will go through it during the course of this week and provide feedback.

    I am totally awed by your proactive response to my issues! I wish everyone would take ownership of their products in this way.

    Once again, many thanks.

  • Maskil

    Hi Melanie,Many thanks for stopping by. I did receive the mail from your web guru, and will go through it during the course of this week and provide feedback.I am totally awed by your proactive response to my issues! I wish everyone would take ownership of their products in this way.Once again, many thanks.

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