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This forum is locked: you cannot post, reply to, or edit topics.   This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Posted in: Widget Central

criticism on my dashboard tutorial?

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Lutz



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Posted: Tue May 24, 2005 - 12:49 am    Post subject: criticism on my dashboard tutorial? Reply with quote

Hey, I was wondering if you could give some constructive criticism on my dashboard widget tutorial I've made, want it to be good, so I ask here were I know there is people good at widget development Smile

http://dashdev.djupet.se

thanks!
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Ludge



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Posted: Tue May 24, 2005 - 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chapter 1:
* For the various plist keys, it is "bundle" not "boundle".
* I'd recommend using the Apple Plist editor included with the dev tools

The rest:

No obvious typos or mistakes. It's all pretty accurate, but I found it quite hard to read and not generally not as much use as the Apple one (no real surprises, it's their technology after all!).

Keep it up though, it could be a useful starting point for some.[/list]
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Lutz



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Posted: Wed May 25, 2005 - 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I will correct the typo

Yes, it's meant for starters that's why I didn't recomend the plist editor, but you're right, I should at least include aline about it.
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DJP3221



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Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 - 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty good. I'll use it when I try to create a widget. Maybe just add a few more resources for HTML, CSS, Javascript, etc. help.
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Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 - 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am using the tutorial to make my Halloween Counter. I will probably upload it soon.
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Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 - 2:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KenaiTheMacFan wrote:
I am using the tutorial to make my Halloween Counter. I will probably upload it soon.


always fun to hear that someone find it usefull, please do ask if you have any questions!
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Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 - 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DJP3221 wrote:
Pretty good. I'll use it when I try to create a widget. Maybe just add a few more resources for HTML, CSS, Javascript, etc. help.


yes indeed, someday, when I'm all bored, I shall write an xhtml/css tutorial
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Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 - 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the style here and the depth of your explanations.

The only thing that is confusing is the js style commenting (does that work in CSS? hrm. I did not know that, so I learned something in the first paragraph)

Nice work, please do more. I want to learn more about how to generate dynamic arrays and specifiy their contents on the fly.... More on the Quartz canvas context.. More guidance on when and why to call: php, mySQL, perl scripts, AppleScripts.. I know all of these can be accessed via widget.system. But I don't know much else about them.

And finally...how to write a widget plug-in using Objective C. (asking way too much... but do you know a tutorial on C that is as well written as your widget tutorial ?)


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Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2005 - 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cerberus wrote:
I like the style here and the depth of your explanations.

The only thing that is confusing is the js style commenting (does that work in CSS? hrm. I did not know that, so I learned something in the first paragraph)

Nice work, please do more. I want to learn more about how to generate dynamic arrays and specifiy their contents on the fly.... More on the Quartz canvas context.. More guidance on when and why to call: php, mySQL, perl scripts, AppleScripts.. I know all of these can be accessed via widget.system. But I don't know much else about them.

And finally...how to write a widget plug-in using Objective C. (asking way too much... but do you know a tutorial on C that is as well written as your widget tutorial ?)


cerberus


Well, the // comments are symbolic in the tutorial, // works to a certain point in css but I would suggest you to use /* */ instaid, they seem to work better.

Again great to hear that someone found it useful, and I'd be glad to write more, allthough my next step will be a good xhtml/css tutorial which will learn how to make modern websites, that is, no tables unless needed.

About javascript, php and mysql... I'm no expert in these things, I could make basic php/mysql tutorials but I don't know much javascript. so much to know, so much to learn!
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