widget

Widget may refer to: read more at WikiPedia

  • photowidget.smugmug.flickr.picasa

    I did integrate the Flickr widget from RoyTanck.com as a Joomla module. This version do not depend on Roy’s site, and run offline if needed as i rewrite the RSS parsing code myself. For now you can see it live running on the right side of Roy’s site

    • Your Smugmug/ Picasa or Flickr RSS feed. To get feed URL one for your Flickr photo stream, simply go to your photo stream's page and right-click the little orange RSS icon at the bottom. Select ‘Copy link location’ or ‘Copy shortcut’ and paste it into the form below. For Picasa, there’s a link called ‘RSS’ at the bottom right of the ‘My Photos’ page, and a small icon on the sidebar on other pages. For Smugmug the icon is located at the bottom of the page.
    • The dimensions for the widget. This depends almost entirely from the layout of your website. Square aspect rations work best (equal width and height). At very large sizes (400px and up) the thumbnails might have bigger pixels than usual.
    • The background color for the widget. You can use Colorpicker.com to get the right value for your website. The selected color serves only as a backup if ‘Use background transparency’ is selected.
    • RSS feed is also optional photowidget also support up to 10 images on your server.

    Before releasing I need to clean the code a bit, test the installer, write a small documentation, submit module to Joomla! extension.. maybe tomorrow, but before the week end for sure!

  • I am working on a small proof of concept for Joomla! and components that allow visitors to leave comments. At engadget, there is, since the redesign, an interesting widget written in CSS (click on picture to see it running)

    engadgetRecap


    And here is my version, achieved after 2 hours of work. There is still some work to do to make it move pleasant to the eyes, the PHP API is stable even if there is some changes still to be done in JavaScript.

    fancyCommentBox.mootools 

    • Size of bubble is dynamic and depending on number of comments but can be configured to be always of the same size.
    • Y axis label (0 - 128) need to be remove (JavaScript)
    • X label (0 - 100) must be replaced by time (JavaScript)
    • Joomla! 1.5 module
    • Use Mootools 1.2
    • Use MooChart from Johan Nordberg
    • OO code from the beginning, 300 LOC

    Functionalities (ideas)

    • Get the latest X articles of the week and display bubble against number of comments,
    • Get the highest commented articles,

    Release date is unknown, still need to take care of my mother and go first through my forums