Fun & Games - Penny Arcade Comic Viewer

Description: Like to read comic strips? In case you haven't heard, Penny Arcade is one of the best. This widget will let you view the latest strip, updated Monday, Wednesday, Friday. If there is no new comic that day, it simply looks for the last one, up to one week ago. If you're at work and your boss is coming, just hide dashboard until he's gone. Hee hee.

Author: JohnnyBender
Version: 1.3
Uploaded on: July 8th 2005 at 12:04 AM
Rating: (3.17 stars)   [Show Detailed Ratings]
Downloads: 3492 (all versions), 2257 (this version)
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Please post comments and let me know how I can improve this widget. Thanks!

Posted by: JohnnyBender (developer) on Apr 23, 05 (4:41 AM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

I like that one, can you also do one for Ctrl+Alt+Del web comic as well? That would be sweetness too.

Posted by: sburnett on Apr 23, 05 (8:16 AM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

is there any way you can make this thing resizable? it's so huge and takes up quite a bit of dashboard real estate.

Posted by: paularms on Apr 24, 05 (9:05 PM) for version 1.0 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

WOW! I love penny arcade, and thus i love you for providing me with this widget. Alas as much as i would like to give you 5 stars, i will give you 3 for the following reasons: See if you can ad a bit more color because its a bit bland, try to add a link to the main site on the widget ( i don't know if this is possible), and resize-ability is nice, oh and see if maybe you can add a button where we can switch to older comics. Hmm...maybe you can make it look like the site itself where you have the buttons on the bottom??? WOOT WOOT penny arcade!

Posted by: sogo on Apr 25, 05 (3:53 AM) for version 1.0 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

I don't have a dev kit, but I will definately see if I can make it resizeable some how.

I toned the viewer itself down so that the comic is the main attraction.

BTW, clicking on the comic takes you to the main site.

I don't plan on adding the ability to look at older comics. I'm trying to drive additional traffic to their website and not take it away. They need their ad revenue.

Posted by: JohnnyBender (developer) on Apr 26, 05 (12:03 AM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

Great widget, but still could be refined just slightly. EG: Todays comic (5/4/05) goes beyond the display box and you can't read it. Another awesome addition would be arrows for going to the next/previous comic. Also a refresh button so if the comic is stuck on a previous day I can get today's (maybe there already is, but I could not find it (apple+r only resized the comic).

Posted by: JThompson on May 04, 05 (5:50 PM) for version 1.0 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Going beyond the display box was fixed in Version 1.3. Great idea about the refresh button, JThompson.

Posted by: JohnnyBender (developer) on May 05, 05 (2:50 AM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

This seems to have stopped updating for me in the last week or so (of June). Is anybody else having this problem?

Posted by: d3rbyc4t on Jun 10, 05 (6:33 AM) for version 1.3 (current version)  

This still doesn't update automatically for me. If I drag the widget from the little widget dock it'll reload itself but otherwise it won't. None of my other comic-loading widgets seem to have this problem. Is mine isolated?

Posted by: d3rbyc4t on Jun 21, 05 (5:41 AM) for version 1.3 (current version)  

Uhh...Download doesn't work. smiley

Posted by: TheHollowFox on Aug 31, 05 (8:21 PM) for version 1.3 (current version)   View Detailed Rating

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