To underscore your special status as readers of The Dilbert Blog, here’s a sneak peak at the totally free and ridiculously awesome Dilbert Widget (See the post below). You can’t see this anywhere else until the end of the month.
What’s a widget?
A widget is a little application you can easily stick to your own blog page, including Myspace, Friendster, Facebook, iGoogle, TypePad, Blogger, and lots more. Think of it as a little window that is programmed to do a variety of cool things.
The Dilbert Widget allows you to see the daily Dilbert comic, for free, and ***IN COLOR FOR THE FIRST TIME***, on your own page. You can also see the Dilbert archive all the way back to January 2005, with the entire archive coming online in batches. All free, which is your favorite price.
I need your help testing this puppy before the larger masses get their mitts on it. Break it if you can.
Please grab it for your own page, e-mail it to friends, and share like crazy. It is specifically designed for sharing. Part of what we want to test is how easily it can be shared with friends.
For those of you who have opinions, and you know who you are, the Dilbert Widget lets you rank each Dilbert comic. The votes are tabulated in real time, so you can find out how odd you are compared to normal people. This might surprise you.
To get the widget, simply click the “Grab It” button on the widget you see below. Or to shop for a different size, go to http://widget.dilbert.com and pick from a wider selection.
Here are some answers to the questions I expect:
1. The daily comics on Dilbert.com will eventually be in color too.
2. Later this year we’ll have a widget that shows all three panels at once. The current panel-by-panel viewing widgets are more compatible with most web pages.
3. The entire Dilbert archive will be available via the Dilbert Widget eventually. We’re working on it in batches.