I have done some "tweaks" for the popular posts gadget, and here's another cosmetic one. The gadget cuts the post snippet at a fixed character index, so it can cut words in half, which is quite stupid. It would be much better to cut the post text at a word break. This little hack I made does that, using jQuery.
Sometimes little things matter. :)
You must have jQuery loaded in your page for the script to work. Script, installed also on this blog, won't cut the text smaller than 42 chars. Hope you like it.
Tip: By modifying the jQuery path '.popular-posts ul li .item-snippet' you can apply the same technique to other text-ill-cutting gadgets, too.