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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

are widgets the place to start?

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RichR



Joined: 15 Oct 2007
Posts: 1
Location: Pittsburgh, PA USA

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 - 2:41 pm    Post subject: are widgets the place to start? Reply with quote

Hello,

I'm trying to see if creating a widget is or could be the right application for what I want. I know no PHP, Perl etc, have a little experience hacking Javascript (very little), and I'm well-versed in HTML and CSS.

I need to create a (actually multiple) .jpgs on a schedule. I expect I'll need cron jobs (no problem there). Let's use weather http://www.dmrnetworks.com/21w.jpg and sports scores http://www.dmrnetworks.com/11.jpg as examples. Obviously getting the information for a widget might be made easy from those that exist. I expect that Dashcode will allow me to format that output as I wish (at least I hope). But what about getting it to run in the background with dashboard NOT the current application. Could it be updated then output to an image with a cron job? Also, the content on each image in these examples is relatively "light." But what if I wanted a larger image (512x384) with more information on it?

I appreciate anyone's thoughts in advance.

Thanks,

Rich
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