Anyone who’s blogging, must have used FeedBurner Headline Animator one way or the other (email sig files, forums postings, and elsewhere). For newbies, Headline Animator is an animated banner that cycles five most recent items through your FeedBurner feed’s. It’s an easy way to promote your content anywhere you can place a snippet of HTML. Since the introduction of animator, it has only one theme “brushed metal backgrounds”.
Dick on FeedBurner blog announced the avilability to the new “design your own” Headline Animator widget.
There’s a new theme you can choose within the Headline Animator service called “Design your own”. When you design your own, you provide us with any background image url, you can even use our default, and this background image becomes a canvas on which you can paint your own headline animator. By “paint”, we mean “pick some colors and fonts and then drag and drop some stuff around on your background image wherever you want”. You can see why we prefer the shorter term “paint”. Why do we think this is nifty? Here’s an example of an existing Headline Animator widget, followed by a couple new designs using the new “Design your own” theme.
Watch out for new features soon! He further stats—”Yes, we’re going to add the ability to have multiple styles of Headline Animator for a single feed and we’re going to add a number of common themes and styles from which you can pick and choose instead of building from scratch. Coming soon.”
Old Brushed Metal Background New Customized Background
FeedBurner, Customized Headline Animator Widget Launched