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Description: My first widget, I was unhappy with the design of other Digg widgets, I hope you like it.
Author: macattack15
Version: 1.0
New in v1.0: •updated colors to more closely match the digg.com layout
Uploaded on: July 28th 2005 at 2:40 AM
Rating: (2 stars)   [Show Detailed Ratings]
Downloads: 821
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No functionality, no creativity, 4 on design.
It's an RSS WIDGET.
Add friend-support, how many diggs it got, and the ability to digg it from the dash.

Posted by: ZicklePop on Jul 28, 05 (4:45 AM) for version 1.0 (current version)   View Detailed Rating

I wish I could but the amount of digg's, is not included in the rss fee, and the ability to digg it from the dash would require some in-depth knowledge of how digg.com works. Ill work on it for a next revision though, hey its my first widget.

Posted by: macattack15 (developer) on Jul 28, 05 (5:21 AM) for version 1.0 (current version)  

I wanted to mention that when you save any image in PhotoShop, it creates it's own icon preview. This can be nice, but in the internet world people worry about file size. The .png images you use still have this preview, making there file size almost twice as large. There is a simple solution to this, though. Just use command I to get info. From that you will see a little icon in the top left. Click on that, then press the delete key on your keyboard. You will instantly see the file size decrease by about 25 k. I recommend that anyone doing web design do this to keep there file sizes down (if they are using photoshop). Thanks for the great widget!

Posted by: timbook on Jul 28, 05 (5:41 AM) for version 1.0 (current version)  

zicklepop - Pretty harsh comments considering your sub par design skills. Don't you think? www.zicklepop.com

Posted by: squaros on Jul 28, 05 (10:01 PM) for version 1.0 (current version)  

I found a desktop at zicklepop that perhaps I can use for a window background. That is more than most web sites offer. But for the slideshow, the images take a while to load on a cable connection, so perhaps if they were interlaced it would look nicer.

Thanks for the tip on icon preview timbook.

Posted by: cerberus on Jul 28, 05 (11:25 PM) for version 1.0 (current version)  

No I just think if I wanted an RSS feed widget I'd use one like RSS Bean, no need to make a new widget. Just tring to be constructive, sorry to come off rude.

Posted by: ZicklePop on Jul 29, 05 (4:20 AM) for version 1.0 (current version)  

Hey, no offense taken but, no-one ever said this widget was going to stop here. I put it out to see what kind of response it would get, and well at 400 dl/s in the first day, I think it will be well worth my time making digg.com Widget version 2. Thanks for all the constructive criticism everybody! v.2 will push digg.com's rss feed as far as it will go, beyond that i'd have to wait for digg.com's creators to beef up the rss feed.

Posted by: macattack15 (developer) on Jul 29, 05 (6:12 AM) for version 1.0 (current version)  

Good! smiley 400 downloads is probably from being featured on Digg.com and in the latest Diggnation Kevin said he was gonna have a widget made to allow digging and all that good stuff from the dashboard. So prepare to be contacted or have competition.

Posted by: ZicklePop on Jul 30, 05 (12:31 AM) for version 1.0 (current version)  

I just noticed that in the photoshop preferences, under File Handling, there are options to turn off the preview I was talking about earlier. I recommend turning off all the options there (under image previews). Mac OS X can create it's own image previews that don't add on to the file size if you tell it to by going to finder>view, then clicking "show icon preview." I think that this is enabled by default in Tiger... but I am not entirely sure.

Posted by: timbook on Jul 30, 05 (4:41 AM) for version 1.0 (current version)  

thanks for that tip timbook, and does anyone know how to implement 2 stretcher events in a widget?

Posted by: macattack15 (developer) on Jul 30, 05 (9:46 PM) for version 1.0 (current version)  

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