Monday, April 9, 2007

Picasa Album Widget

Picasa is the free-to-download, easy-to-use, and Google-Pushed software tool to manage all your digital pictures. You can upload your pictures to your Picasa Web Albums. Now, wouldn't it be nice to have these albums available on your Blog? That is where this new widget comes in.

This widget will show your public Picasa Webalbums in your sidebar, and links to Picasa itself.

Go to the Widgets and Downloads Page to install this widget to your Blog.

In the widget installer, you have to enter the URL of your Picasa Web Albums. So if your Picasa Web Album is stored at http://picasaweb.google.com/yourname, that is what you have to enter in the installer's inputfield.
In the skin of your template, you can add CSS-styling for a new class, bbpicasabox.
An example of the styling definitions is given below:

.bbpicasabox {
  border: solid 1px #000000;
  padding: 5px;
  background: #efefef;
  margin-bottom:5px;
  width: 180px;
  text-align:center;
}

.bbpicasabox a:link, .bbpicasabox a:visited {
  text-decoration:none;
}

.bbpicasabox a:hover {
  text-decoration:underline;
}

.bbpicasabox img {
  border-style:none;
}