Social Media Disease
How do you serve up your online proclivities in one spot to access and promote them more easily? Adpulp points to a possible solution – add a widget or badge to your homepage.
This might work for one or two sites. But less really is more in
online design. In fact, my old, vanilla blog design is back in style as even the savviest of social media gurus revert to a more minimal design.
As a temporary solution, this makes the most sense. But it's a bit like sweeping the dust beneath the rug from a design perspective. So widget designers aren’t off the hook. They need to make the widget designs simpler to customize and able to blend into a site. Otherwise my slow-loading sidebar will look like a stack of geek merit badges.