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Graham Perrin

Dashboard Programming Topics: Designing Widgets - 0 views

  • design your widget’s front side
  • forcing the user to wait for content to display can be annoying and time-consuming
  • It should require no explanation
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  • A cluttered widget is a jack of all trades, master of none
  • simple widgets, each focused on a single task
  • Design widgets for small screens
  • design unique, custom controls that integrate well into your widget’s overall design
  • Users may expect to drop files or other dragged items on your widget
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      1: drag and drop.
  • Put information not vital to the widget on the back
  • Branding is appropriate on a widget’s back
  • Integrated Menus
    • Graham Perrin
       
      2: from a menu, select an action for the dropped content.
  • Support drag-and-drop
  • Displaying a menu in this context is common
  • Implementing Your Custom Menu Control

  • Help Tags
  • structure your elements logically
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    It's taken me a long time to realise the value and possibilities of widgets …
Graham Perrin

Netvibes : Developers - 0 views

  • compatible with all major widget platforms
  • a free and elegant widget framework
  • 100% compliant. Open web standards, utilizing XHTML/XML, JavaScript/Ajax, CSS.
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  • supports all major widget platforms, including Netvibes, iGoogle, Windows Vista, Mac OS X, iPhone and more
    • Graham Perrin
       
      … but not Windows XP (I assume that XP does not easily lend itself to widgets).
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    Netvibes Universal Widget API (UWA) is a free and elegant widget framework that uses XHTML for structure, CSS for styling and JavaScript/Ajax for behavioral/DOM control ; it can also use iframes and plugins such as Flash. UWA supports all major widget platforms, including Netvibes, iGoogle, Windows Vista, Mac OS X, iPhone and more.

    Credit to Rik` in irc://irc.freenode.net/#webkit for the referral/suggestion.
Raúl - [^BgTA^]

Widget-to-Desktop: Tus widgets, fuera de Dashboard - 0 views

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    Widgets al escritorio
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