Searching a Widget, if anybody know help out please :)

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I dont know whether anything like that exists or not, but a idea have hit my (already damaged) brains :P
Most of us know news widget which keeps showing news lines randomly.
BUT, for me i want a widget which shows random tips. I want to show few tips on my site, but not all at once. Is it possible to randomly generate a tip through any widget?
(the data base of tips has to be mine)
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  • confusing myself, lol

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You could create one using flickr slidr, if nothing else. You would have to import the tips as images, and either each tip several times so it appears that it's not changing, or break each tip down into one line each frame and let it run as a sequence. you would want to put blank screens between each tip to separate them.. You can make the slide show window a small size if you needed to fit it in somewhere. The window size is easy to spot in the code, just change it to whatever you want. Not a perfect solution, but it would work.
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Thanks alot for the idea Guido :)
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OK, i got tired of searching but didn't get anything of my choice since last 4 hours :(
But the good news is, so much time of research on such a little thing has given me a bit of info, so i believe i can build what i want for myself!! ;)

I would be able to write a script for it, do all the work.
The only thing i wanted to ask is, If i can upload a .js file in file manager?
If no, any other way out where i can upload .js to fetch it while using the widget
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Hi Monica,

First of all -- another great idea. Second of all, I have it on good authority that yes, you can upload a .js file to the File Manager.

I will love to see how that script works out for you!
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Wo.Ow thanks alot.
looks at watch, 3:00 am, looks at bed and then looks at shutdowm option ;)
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Yesterday, i was too sleepy to do anything!!
But today i have managed to put together the widget.
It is very simple in looks, nothing too fancy. But good enough to work :)

Its for random tips, whenever the user will visit my page/refresh they will see a random tip. (the content database is mine, for now i have added only 7 tips for testing)

Check it out here, http://beautybliss.synthasite.com/tes...
Criticism is welcomed.
(i m also open to new ideas, though i may need to work hard to implement them.. i m very new to javascript and coding etc!)
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great work what script did you use for that?
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Green Girl

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Used an HTML editor (Nvu) and followed the instructions on www.rotatecontent.com :)
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Hi Monica

Why don't you try Microsoft GIF animator.
Save your "tip text" as GIF files.

You can have different colour backgrounds
as well if you like. No need to worry about
HTML code. You can also set time duration of
different pics. Look at example on my home page.
http://forsite.synthasite.com/
also look here http://forsite.synthasite.com/soft-gi...

Sometimes we try to think to complicated when a
simple solution will work just fine.
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You can also link the animation to a "Tips Page"
or a Q&A page if you like.
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The widget i have made is just the basic level one.
I can make it work betta according to date, for example i can put data in advance so it changes on daily basis without my assistance!
Even in the one i had made, it shows only one tip. In case of Gif it would reveal all the tips at one go..
I want that mystery factor involved, so my visitors will always get to see new Tip
whenever they visit, it would keep them interested i guess :)

*we can add links as well, but i made the testing widget simple to avoid confusion and get hang of it!!