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Description: Watched RSS feeds for new widgets from:
DashboardWidgets.com
Apple.com
WidgetDeveloper.com
DashboardExposed.com
DashboradLineup.com
HandyWidgets.com
WidgetMachine.com

Using code I helped develop for NZMac.com (available here http://www.dashboardwidgets.com/showcase/details.php?wid=490 )

Let me know if there are any Widget RSS feeds that I haven't included
Author: CraigStanton
Version: 1.2
New in v1.2: - fixed a bug when switching to a feed that doesn't need a scroll bar
Uploaded on: August 9th 2005 at 10:39 AM
Rating: (3.38 stars)   [Show Detailed Ratings]
Downloads: 2156 (all versions), 536 (this version)
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ugly layout...

btw there are already 2 of these widgets smiley

and we want widget screenshots!!

Posted by: Rik on Jun 10, 05 (9:55 PM) for version 0.7b (previous version)  

Rik, you stole my code to make your one, so don't try to be funny.

Posted by: CraigStanton (developer) on Jun 10, 05 (11:21 PM) for version 0.7b (previous version)  

I love it! I like the black/blue font variant for every other widget listing. I like the idea behind the background... but maybe a different color scheme? Or one not so bold in gold color?

PS. I've stopped using the dashboardwidgets.com widget and am using yours from here on out!

Posted by: mjgrothaus on Jun 11, 05 (4:35 AM) for version 0.7b (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

I've download it now... pritty nice back-picture!
scrollbar also works fine smiley

Posted by: Rik on Jun 11, 05 (7:07 AM) for version 0.7b (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

I've changed the layout (for myself)

Graig, if you want to have it, ore replace it by the one you have now ... just PM me.

Posted by: Rik on Jun 11, 05 (3:40 PM) for version 0.7b (previous version)  

I have a new look for it, but the site isn't letting my update at the moment. When that's fixed the Adobe gradient look will be gone for good.

Posted by: CraigStanton (developer) on Jun 12, 05 (7:38 AM) for version 0.7b (previous version)  

Add WidgetMachine.com and get a new background image and it'll be gold.

Posted by: ZicklePop on Jun 14, 05 (1:05 PM) for version 0.7b (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

It updates better than the other widget, but the colors are way too strong. How about a preview of the widget icon?

Posted by: thsummers on Jun 14, 05 (5:33 PM) for version 0.7b (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

I've got a new background, but something is wrong with this site, I can't update the widget, it just tells me to select on to update again. I'm working with the site admin to resolve it, a new version will be out soon.

WidgetMachine looks interesting, but they haven't got an RSS feed out yet, I'll keep looking though.

Widget icon is going to be hard. Each site has it's own way of showing what the widget looks like. I'll sort something out.

Posted by: Craig on Jun 14, 05 (7:26 PM) for version 0.7b (previous version)  

I actually liked the old background better. It was easier to read. Can you possible make an option on the back of the widget for the user to select different backgrounds?

Posted by: mjgrothaus on Jun 14, 05 (8:59 PM) for version 0.8b (previous version)  

This one is better its just harder to read. Good job.

Posted by: ZicklePop on Jun 14, 05 (9:27 PM) for version 0.8b (previous version)  

I can certainly have user selectable backgrounds/text colours. Thanks for the feedback, watch this space.


P.s. should I make the text darker, or the background lighter?

Posted by: Craig on Jun 14, 05 (9:55 PM) for version 0.8b (previous version)  

good, functional widget, but do you really have to have that background in there? i suggest you make the background lighter and the text darker, and make the background more neutral. please! also, i would love some more widget sites.

Posted by: modcaveman on Jun 15, 05 (1:50 AM) for version 0.8b (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

The interface is much better now...

but feel free to use my layout if you want to.

Posted by: Rik on Jun 16, 05 (8:36 AM) for version 0.81b (previous version)  

I still think the background should be disabled.

Posted by: Boramor on Jun 20, 05 (9:08 AM) for version 0.82b (previous version)  

Boramor: What do you mean disabled? No background at all?

Posted by: CraigStanton (developer) on Jun 21, 05 (11:08 AM) for version 0.83b (previous version)  

I hate that clouds picture. It should be shiny black.

Ian

Posted by: IanTheMacFan on Jun 24, 05 (11:16 PM) for version 0.83b (previous version)  

The current design is ugly - so I made a make-over:

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Feel free to use them!

Ps: I suggest to change the text color as well!

Posted by: Da_Vinci on Jul 15, 05 (4:47 PM) for version 1.0 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Sh*t I accidentally used BBCode!

Here again:

<img src="http://img318.imageshack.us/img318/4692/default2xr.png" height=200>
You can Download the replacement set <a href="www.mistatree.net/DropBox/Recent_Widgets.zip">here</a>!
It will only be available for download for one month!

Posted by: Da_Vinci on Jul 15, 05 (4:59 PM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

Da Ninci, you've made a nice layout!smiley
I will use you're layout now smiley

(ps. I also made a design for this widget, you can find it somewhere on my site, but Da Vinci's layout is much better!)

Posted by: Rik on Jul 22, 05 (7:00 PM) for version 1.1 (previous version)  

@ Rik
Thanx!

Posted by: Da_Vinci on Jul 23, 05 (12:08 PM) for version 1.1 (previous version)  

I now have made a new design --> for fun! (Some parts of the Widgets widget from Apple)
You can use it.

default.png: http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/3931/defaultkopie4gp.png

back.png: http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/2635/backkopie1xy.png

Posted by: Rik on Jul 25, 05 (7:10 PM) for version 1.1 (previous version)  

Good job. The widget works nicely, as mentioned.

Some suggestions I have:
--Option of how many latest widgets to display
--Ability to resize the widget

Otherwise, nice work!

Posted by: webmacster87 on Aug 11, 05 (1:35 AM) for version 1.2 (current version)   View Detailed Rating

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