Simon Willison’s Weblog


4 items tagged “widgets”


Tip: Flickr standard photo response as slideshow. Neat trick—you can construct a URL to Flickr’s slideshow widget that includes the results of any API method, including the all-powerful It’s a shame you can’t embed the resulting slideshow in an iframe.

# 25th January 2011, 3:51 am / apis, flickr, widgets, recovered


Opera Unite. Opera’s big announcement: a developer preview (“labs release”) of their new web-server-in-your-browser feature, Unite. Includes an Opera-hosted proxy to help break through your firewall. The web server can be customised using server-side JavaScript running in an Opera Widget.

# 16th June 2009, 11 am / javascript, opera, operaunite, unite, webservers, widgets


Dashcode review. “Dashcode is quite possibly the best non-Firebug Javascript environment I’ve ever used.” High praise indeed.

# 5th March 2007, 9:06 pm / dashcode, firebug, javascript, widgets

MySpace Blocking Widgets? Making your business dependent on revenue from MySpace is sharecropping of the worst possible kind.

# 19th January 2007, 9:54 am / myspace, sharecropping, widgets