It’s a boy!… erm, widget! Beta testers wanted

In the spirit of releasing stuff earlier rather than later let me introduce a little something we’ve cooked up – a Flattr widget for your website. The idea with the widget was to make it possible to show your supporters, get a little social recognition and take the fear off from your visitors in the “Flattr? What’s that? Who’s using it?” worry.

It’s still in beta but you can get yours here: flattr.com/widgets/thing?thing=450790

If you’re logged in then use the drop-down to pick your own Thing, if you’re not then just play around with the ID in the URL.

Now – love it? Hate it? Would you use it? If not then why not? How would you change it? Would you want a totally different widget? What should it look like and do? So many questions, so little answers :)

As I wrote it’s a beta and we keep changing it so if you stick it on your website then keep an eye out for upgrades.

15 thoughts on “It’s a boy!… erm, widget! Beta testers wanted

  1. love it
    i think its good that it feels kind of familiar to the almost 1 billion people network, its different enough, so people can’t confound

    and now people can publicly show their support, which is awesome and very important

    maybe you want to make a badge for direct donators and a golden frame for people whose flattrs are worth above average. unfortunately mine aren’t, but maybe they would if could have a nice golden frame fo it ;-)

  2. Doesn’t work for me in Opera :-/.

    Really, webdevs, why the hell all of you (not only Flattr devs) keep ignoring Opera? There are only 4 web browsers in the world – gecko, webkit, presto and trident. It’s not that hard to support them all, or at least if you want to ignore one, then ignore trident – nobody is using that anyway.

  3. Flattremendous!
    Would be cool if the widget could summarize the information for one website. Otherwise I need on my blog different code for each thing.

  4. Great start but I have a few little suggestions.

    1. Could it be configurable to allow specification of width, colours and font sizes

    2. Have the ability to merge the Flattrs for all your things into just one widget or add the ability to group your things and have a widget for a group of things

    3. The ability to turn off the border on your thing logo.

    I would like to be able to include it on our site, but at the moment the only place I could fit it would be on our dedicated donations page.

    Hope that helps
    A.

  5. I love the idea of this! It could make Flattr so much more visible. Unfortunately, I don’t think I can put it on my WordPress.com blog…. or at least I couldn’t figure it out. I could be just dumb, though. Does anyone know if there’s a way, or if there will be?

  6. Hi Aelius, what problem did you run into? I could add it just fine onto a Page on my WordPress blog and into the main template too (but it was just tad too wide for my sidebar).

    Ah, wordpress.com blog. Testing.

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