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October 02, 2007


ken yarmosh

what if you have the old widget? how do you access that now and update it?

why does the new widget NOT allow people to scroll through the shelf like the old widget did?

MJ Reyes

How come I don't get past the customize your widget butoon? Before the new widget, I had no problems at all. Now, I can't even generate a code.


The new widget looks great. I can't wait to try it out.


do you provide an API for shelfari?


Great service, but there seems to be some problems with your auto-emailing functionality.

Chris Bailey

Hi y'all...what's the latest on customizing styles for the widgets? When I test, I come across to competing problems. If I try to dump the standard div class that generates with the widget, I get an initialization error, which doesn't surprise me because of the way the widget is rendered. But, because of the placement of the embedded style in the header, it overrides everything I do in both stylesheet or header. Any immediate plans on giving us advanced users some ability to really get the widgets looking the way we want? Feedback would be great!

Cynthia Blue

Do you have widgets for groups? I would love to put a group widget on my blog. Thanks.

Kevin Durdle

Hi Chris,
I've been one of the primary developers working on the widget here at Shelfari. We built it with personalization in mind, even though the styles are inline.

All you need to do is override our class based rules (.shelfari) with id based ruls (#shelfari).

For instance, to override the style of titles, add the following css rule to your page:
#shelfari a.title { display:block; font-size:100%; color: black; font-weight:normal }

Here is a complete list of styles that we would encourage people to experiment overriding with:

#shelfari img { float:left; padding-right:5px; padding-bottom:5px; }
#shelfari a.title { display:block; font-size:120%; font-weight:bold; }
#shelfari div.author { display:block; }
#shelfari div { margin-bottom: 0; padding-bottom: 0}
#shelfari a.buy { display:block; }
#shelfari a.page { text-decoration:none; font-size:90% }
#shelfari span { color:#666; padding: 0 8px }


Chris Bailey

Kevin, that solved it! Thanks so much for the help. Forgive me if I passed over that info somewhere in the widget settings...just didn't see it. Perhaps you could link this information in the style setting in step two of the customization process.

Thanks again for your quick help.



The covers of some of my books, especially those published here in the Philippines, are not available in Shelfari. Is there a way I could add them, so that my Shelfari shelf will look better?

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