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    PowerBookG4's Avatar
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    Mac Forums Widget?
    Alot of other forums are coming up with thier own widgets so that people with tiger can check the latest post with out signing on to the site. Is there a possibility for any body on this forum who knows how to program in creating one for us if they have free time or a group of people who would like to work on it. I am willing to test it and offer suggestions but not really a talented person when it comes to writing code but working on getting better at that for the future.

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    iMe
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    I was looking in Macrumors.com in the section, "What does your dashboard look like" and I thought someone with a powerbook had a mac-forums widget. I'll check again.

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    ok sounds good..

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    If I knew how to program, I would. But sadly, I don't. Maybe some other awesome forum poster will do it, or take the code from another forum's and modify it to work for mac-forums...

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    <EDIT> OK there is an RSS feed. If making a widget out of that will do I would consider it. It is important to note though I should not be your first choice. I know html, css, and javascript but I am not a UI designer. Someone with web design and graphics experience could do a much better job than me.

    Leaving my initial ramblings below...
    </EDIT>

    There is not an RSS feed in the forums as near as I can tell which complicates things significantly. You could use the "latest threads" on the front page I suppose. Alternatively you could authenticate and gut the get new display. Neither of these are going to yield very good results though since the whole widget is still basically just a cascading style sheet and some JavaScript.

    Do not take this as an intent to write the widget by the way. Right now I try hard to find things to do in my spare time that does not involve coding, not the reverse. (I do code in my spare time but I am trying to cut back.)

    If an RSS feed is made available though or some other XML format I might consider it. At that stage the widget actually is fairly trivial. There are others here who are more capable than I at web design though, which is what is really required.

    P.S. For Widgets I would not worry about a lack of programming experience. Widget design often does not really involve "programming," just a bit of html and javascript. You can use cocoa, but most widgets of this nature don't need it.

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    Actually I was going to do this when I upgraded to tiger, but if someone else does it first.. great! it'll save me time

    The RSS feed is here:

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/external.php?type=rss2

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    Coding it was easy enough... just gotta skin it now... I'll post soon
    "If you had a friend who was a tightrope walker, and you were walking down a sidewalk, and he fell, that would be completely unacceptable." -Mitch Hedberg

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarahsboy18
    Coding it was easy enough... just gotta skin it now... I'll post soon
    You are aweome!!!!

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    Everyone should make one, and then decide on an offical one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iWhat
    Everyone should make one, and then decide on an offical one.
    I would but I don't know how, I wouldn't mind designing one and somebody using my design for a skin, just a little busy right now, finals are coming and I have alot of them this year.. finally next year I will be a senior!

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    is there one yet? if so where can we get it?
    www.idadgraphics.com
    I started using PS from finding this forum and all the help I have gotten here thru the years is immeasurable
    thank you MacForums and all it's members

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    Here it is ladies and gents.... I just did it real basic.... nothing special... but it gets the job done.
    Attached Files Attached Files
    "If you had a friend who was a tightrope walker, and you were walking down a sidewalk, and he fell, that would be completely unacceptable." -Mitch Hedberg

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    here its first preview
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    www.idadgraphics.com
    I started using PS from finding this forum and all the help I have gotten here thru the years is immeasurable
    thank you MacForums and all it's members

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    Tel
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarahsboy18
    Here it is ladies and gents.... I just did it real basic.... nothing special... but it gets the job done.
    Looks nice, works well too. Good job, thanks mate :headphone

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    you know we all love you sarahsboy18 dont you?

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