Widgets

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(Application Platforms: The links for Microsoft Gadgets and for Apple MacOS X Dashboard were broken. I found new locations for the same information and linked them.)
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* [http://widgets.yahoo.com/ Yahoo Widgets] (formerly Konfabulator)
 
* [http://widgets.yahoo.com/ Yahoo Widgets] (formerly Konfabulator)
* [http://microsoftgadgets.com/ Microsoft Gadgets]
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* [http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee663278(VS.85).aspx Microsoft Gadgets]
* [http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/dashboard/ Apple MacOS X Dashboard], [http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/ Download Dashboard Widgets]
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* [http://developer.apple.com/mac/library/documentation/AppleApplications/Conceptual/Dashboard_ProgTopics/Introduction/Introduction.html Apple MacOS X Dashboard], [http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/ Download Dashboard Widgets]
 
* [http://desktop.google.com/plugins/ Google Sidebar Plugins]
 
* [http://desktop.google.com/plugins/ Google Sidebar Plugins]
 
* [http://www.google.com/apis/homepage/ Google Homepage Modules]
 
* [http://www.google.com/apis/homepage/ Google Homepage Modules]

Revision as of 04:49, 21 March 2010

Widget is a rather unfortunate term, since it has a generic meaning, but it covers a multitude of new technologies based around JavaScript, HTML, and plugin architectures. Unlike Web Browser Extensions, widgets typically work within some other application platform.

Application Platforms

Development

JavaScript is a key development technology (programming language) for most widgets, as well as for some Web Browser Extensions.

Microformats - Widget Examples has some useful info.

Personal tools
Namespaces

Variants
Actions
Navigation
Toolbox