This month's spotlight widget is also the most frequently created widget on Widgetbox—the Countdown widget.
The Countdown widget allows users to quickly create a professional-looking countdown to any upcoming event—be it a business event such as a conference, webinar, or product release—or a personal event such as a wedding, birthday, or anniversary. Users can customize their countdown by taking advantage of 8 basic theming options and multiple styles of clock display.
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It’s almost Thanksgiving, and that means it’s time to start planning your Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends.
Widgetboxer Erika Campos of San Francisco has been using Widgetbox to help her plan her annual Thanksgiving dinner for the past two years. We asked her to give us the details of some of the widgets she’s using this year to help her plan the big day.
- The first thing I did this year was to install a Thanksgiving countdown widget. It took less than five minutes to install the widget on my blog and social media profiles. Every time I check my pages it’s there to keep me organized and focused.
- Next I installed the party planning widget. It’s definitely a must for any type of party or event planning. There’s a direct link to Evite.com to help with email invitations, up to the minute weather forecasts, and party planning tips.
- Every year I try to introduce a new recipe or two, so the recipe widgets are great for giving me new ideas to try. My favorites are the Epicurious and Chow.com widgets. They give me recipes from Gourmet, Bon Appetit, and other renowned food magazines. This year the new recipes I’m trying are: Cider Glazed Turkey, Brown Butternut Squash Couscous, and Spiced Apple Cupcakes.
- Finally on the day of Thanksgiving I like to send all my family and friends Thanksgiving postcards—especially those who won't be able to make it to dinner—just to let them know that I have been thinking about them
Need even more Thanksgiving planning ideas and widgets? Go to Widgetbox.com.
HP Academy is using Widgetbox to introduce their new Back to School Countdown Widget, making sure students, as well as their family and friends, are all ready for the big day back. The Countdown Widget lets user view awesome quotes, quizzes and college trivia every day until the studying begins. The Countdown Widget will also provide students with an easy way to save on all the latest HP products through exclusive academic savings. To take advantage of the savings make sure to create your own and visit HP Academy for amazing student discounts and the hottest new HP products for school and entertainment.
The nationally-ranked USC Trojans are using Widgetbox's Countdown Creator Pro to mark the time remaining to the season opener against San Jose State. We love seeing web publishers using Widgetbox to syndicate their content and message across the web. Trojan fans can now add the countdown to their favorite web site or social network and get fired up to take on the SJ State Spartans. Go Trojans! The Widgetbox Pro Suite includes polls, countdowns, slide shows, Blidget Pro, with more exciting widget templates on the way. Go Pro and start building your widgets today!