Thursday, August 07, 2008


Following is a demonstration of the power of Qtsaver micro content search engine to grab relevant info from multiple sources and present it on one page.

1. http://en. wikipedia. org/wiki/Widget Widget - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

o GUI widget, a component of a graphical user interface with which a user interacts

o Widget toolkit, a software library containing a collection of GUI widgets that collaborate when used in the construction of applications

o Web widget, a physically-inspired applet on the web

o Widget engine, a software system for running applets on the web, desktop or mobile phone

2. http://en. wikipedia. org/wiki/Web_widget Web widget - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

o A web widget is a portable chunk of code that can be installed and executed within any separate HTML-based web page by an end user without requiring additional compilation. They are derived from the idea of code reuse. Other terms used to describe web widgets include: gadget, badge, module, capsule, snippet, mini and flake.

o A widget is anything that can be embedded within a page of HTML, i. e. a web page. A widget adds some content to that page that is not static. Generally widgets are third party originated, though they can be home made. Widgets are also known as modules, snippets, and plug-ins.

o The first widely syndicated web widget, Trivia Blitz, was introduced in 1997. It was a java game applet offered by embedded on 15,200 websites as of December 31, 1998 and 36,100 websites as of December 31, 1999. It spread virally through an "add this game to your website" button.

3. http://widget. dilbert. com The official Dilbert daily comic strip widget: The OFFICIAL Dilbert . . .

o Grab your very own Dilbert widget for your Facebook, MySpace, iGoogle page or any other place you may be feeling a void and let the icon of office workers make each day a little more brilliant and carefree.

o Even The Boss will appreciate the daily joy it will bring. Just choose the size widget you need and in the time it would take you to grab that 10th cup of coffee you can be sharing Dilbert with all your fellow cubies!

4. http://widgets. yahoo. com Yahoo! Widgets: useful, fun, beautiful little apps for Mac and Windows

o This is a highly addictive puzzle. To learn more about the puzzle, install the Widget, right-click on it and select "Help. . . ".

o This Widget will countdown the number of days, hours, minutes, seconds until the start of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

o This Widget gives you information on indices, stocks and funds. Its resizable window can also show charts and news for the items you're tracking.

5. http://code. google. com/webtoolkit/documentation/com. google. gwt. doc. DeveloperGuide. UserInterface. html Building User Interfaces - Google Web Toolkit - Google Code

o While it is possible to manipulate the browser's DOM directly using the DOM interface, it is far easier to use classes from the Widget hierarchy. You should rarely, if ever, need to access the DOM directly. Using widgets makes it much easier to quickly build interfaces that will work correctly on all browsers.

6. http://widgets. opera. com Opera Widgets

o Widget to search and display webcams all over the world.

o Advanced painting widget with many tools: pencils, charcoal, paint brushes, calligraphy pen and much more - draw, paint, paste photos, have fun!

o This little widget allows you to keep an eye on things that need to be done.

o A customizable calendar widget with events and reminders.

o Opera has released more tools and documentation for Widget developers.

7. http://automattic. com/code/widgets WordPress Widgets « Automattic

o Widgets have come to WordPress! By installing the Widgets plugin by Automattic and using a widget-ready theme, you can bring the popular customization feature from to your very own, hosted WordPress installation.

8. http://en. wikipedia. org/wiki/Dashboard_(software) Dashboard (software) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

o When Dashboard is activated, the user's desktop is dimmed and widgets appear in the foreground. Like application windows, they can be moved around, rearranged, deleted, and recreated (so that more than one of the same Widget is open at the same time, possibly with different settings). New widgets can be opened, via an icon bar on the bottom of the layer, by dragging a widget icon out into the layer. After loading, the widget is ready for use.

o When a Dashboard widget is built, it usually consists of six files:

o The widget's HTML file, which is the actual file that will be displayed in the Dashboard layer

o The widget's CSS file, which is used for styling the widget (but is called on from the HTML file)

o The widget's JavaScript file, although it may be implemented directly within the HTML file if the developer desires

o The widget's Property List (called “Info. plist”), which is what Dashboard uses to load the widget’s properties (i. e. : name, version, HTML file, etc. )

o The background image of the widget, in PNG format

o Once all of these files are in the root of a directory, it is given a name and the extension ". wdgt", and then it can be opened up in Dashboard as a widget. More complex widgets may also include a Cocoa widget plugin (for platform-specific functionality), one or more JavaScript files (for text scrolling, preferences, etc. ) or multiple images (for personalized select menus or buttons).

o Dashboard widgets, like web pages, are capable of many different things, often to perform tasks that would be tedious or complicated for the user to access manually. One example is the Google Search widget, which simply opens up the user's browser and performs a Google search. Other widgets, like Wikipedia, grab the contents of webpages and display them within Dashboard. Some widgets can also serve as games, using Adobe Flash (or another multimedia authoring program) to create games just as if they were in a browser.

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