Sunday, May 23, 2010

Added a New Widget

I got a nice comment from Rayneholde on my Misa Amane (Death Note) Cosplayers blog. I have a habit of dropping over at the blogs of people who comment. I noticed she had a cool little widget of a Japanese Wind Chime. As crazy as I am, I decided to add the little to my site as well. You can check them out over at KuraKura Parts (in Japanese).

Now you can either have the chime at the upper right of your blog (as you see on mine) of you can have it in a box that sits with your other widgets. Like the one you see here on the right. The main difference I can see is that the boxed widget has the ability to turn the chime off. The large one at the top does not (but can be closed by pressing the black "X".

My main question to all of you is:

Which would you rather prefer?

Other questions:
  • Does the Chime annoy you or is it just a nice distraction while reading?
  • Would you rather have the ability to turn off the chime sound instead?
"Chime" in to let me know your thoughts and a big thanks to Rayenholde for dropping me a line so I could find this neat bell.


  1. works for me ^^ I don't see anything wrong with it. I've seen it on a couple of blogs before and it never bothered me.

  2. LOL, that was a horrible pun, ou should definitely be punished. And yeah, that's the most horrible of puns ever.

    Hm. I am usually against moving items on blogs, as they keep distracting the eye, but this one seems relatively ok.

    I prefer the non-boxed version for your blog. Boxed would work with a lighter blog-theme, and if your side-bar was all boxed in its appearance. The only downside to the current scheme is how far from the center of attention it is right now.

  3. Very interesting widget, it looks very calming. I will definitely put this on my blog!!!!!

  4. @Persocom ~ thanks

    @Guy ~ sorry - I was being a whack job when I did that.

    @Andrew L. Budny ~ very fung shui :)

  5. you're welcome :3

    i forgot where i got this but upon my first discovery of it i find the little sound made by the chime to be very soothing, +it gave me some sort of a calm, serene feeling while i read / browse through my posts for grammar checking :3

    the hanging version suits minima blogs such ours better; i've tried the framed version and it didn't look good on mine.

    p/s : btw it's rayneholde, not rayenholde lol :3

  6. @rayneholde ~ I fixed my keying error - sorry about that :(

  7. I approve, I like it. It reminded me that I would like one of these types of chimes to hang on the deck of my home. I much prefer both styles of the Japanese chimes (the one pictured here and the bamboo one) to the ones available at Lowe's/Home Depot.


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