Top Rated Widgets
In Photos & Video.Display of widgets in order of popularity.
1st place Big Globe Japanese Hot Spring Widget
Big Globe offers a variety of high quality widgets which display images of hot springs from all across Japan. Not only images that you can control, but click on any image and go immediately to that hot spring's website. Of course Japanese is needed at this point, but the sites sometimes offer some English. Also, use the search button below the images to search your favorite area of Japan. Go to the web page to easily get the code to your favorite widget.
2nd place Bloglue Film
Original photo widget for your blog! A roll of film automatically contains photos and images from the articles in your blog. Roll the film out and place your cursor over an image. The picture pops out onto your screen. If you double click the photo you are taken to the corresponding article in your blog! Fun and practical.
3rd place Yamashita Ai's "Calligraphy of the Day" widget
This widget displays calligraphy from famous Japanese calligrapher Yamashita Ai. Different works are displayed every day. The date is also shown. The code is very simple to find on the widget's webpage.
4th place Henta's Applet of Image List widget
Great image display widget based on your keyword search. Enter the keyword for the images you want displayed on your widget along with other parameters such as font and background color. Just press the Generate button to display the code.
5th place Imagenavi Floating Gallery (Image Search widget)
Search professional photos on the Japanese image site, Imagenavi, with this floating gallery widget. Clicking on an image takes you to the page on Imagenavi where it is displayed. You can also search Imagenavi right from the widget. A great resource for images found only on a Japanese website. Please note however that all images on Imagenavi are done by professionals and must ultimately be purchased to be used. Go to the widget's website. Select the color of the widget in step 1. Select the type of images to be displayed in step 2 (for example, nature, people, sweets, animals, etc...). And in step 3, click on the button on the bottom left encircled in orange and the code will appear immediately.
6th place Sky Bear Widget (Glacier Widget)
A great Japanese widget for those interested in the Arctic Circle and also on the effects global warming is having on the glaciers there. The widget provides a map of arctic glaciers and their movement from the past to the present. Click tab one on the bottom of the widget. The second tab is a photo gallery of images from the Arctic Circle. Great fun. And finally, the third tab is for those who can read Japanese and involves a letter from an illustrated bear child about why the glaciers are disappearing. The code is easy to get on the widget's web page.
7th place Beautiful Women of Japan Clock
This clock is pretty cool. Besides seeing new, beautiful Japanese women each minute, they are actually holding up a sign of the time, for each minute of each hour! The time is in army time, so after noon, one o'clock appears as 13:00 and so forth, but easy to understand after a few moments of thought.
8th place Image Search and Display Widget
A great widget to display images of your choosing from across the web. Go to the web page to set the parameters and get the code. The top entry is the keyword for the images you are looking for. For example, [Cats]. Next, enter the number of images you want to display in the widget. Then select background color folllowed by text color. Next is the size (horizontal x vertical). Finally, press the large [リンク作成] button to generate the code and preview the images. Then just copy and paste the code.
This TV has channels pre-selected, but allows you to choose from tons of different channels around the world. A great accessory for your blog.
10th place WaqsPlayer Japanese musician widget
A very cool widget of revolving images of currently popular Japanese musicians. Click on a picture and you are taken to a YouTube video of them perfoming. The code is simple to spot on the widget's webpage.