Widgets

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[http://microformats.org/wiki/widget-examples Microformats - Widget Examples] has some useful info.
 
[http://microformats.org/wiki/widget-examples Microformats - Widget Examples] has some useful info.
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== Great Examples ==
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*[http://www.cantonpl.org/tools Canton Public Library] provides widgets for Windows Sidebar, Mac OSX Dashboard, iGoogle, and NetVibes

Revision as of 15:51, 2 May 2011

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.

Great Examples

Personal tools
Namespaces

Variants
Actions
Navigation
Toolbox