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This page provides an overview of 16 articles related to 'widget', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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In computer software, a widget engine is a software service available to users for running and displaying applets on a graphical user interface, such as that of the desktop. The widget model in widget engines is attractive because of ease of development. Most of these widgets can be created with a few images and about 10 to several hundred lines of XML / JavaScript / VBScript source code. A single host software system, such as a web browser, runs all the loaded widgets. This allows several desktop widgets to be built sharing resources and code. The term widget engine is not to be confused with that of a widget toolkit. Toolkits are used by GUI programmers, who combine several widgets to form a single application. A widget in a toolkit provides a single, low level interaction, and is prepared to communicate with other widgets in the toolkit. On the other hand, widget engines such as desktop widgets and web widgets are intended for end users. Desktop and web widgets are stand-alone, task-oriented applications which can be composed of several related interactions on its own. Each widget serves only a purpose that is usually addressed by the effort of one GUI widget in a full-scale application. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Widget engine)

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Metadata related to 'widget' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'widget': 16 (0.9% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'widget' across all Ariadne articles: 45
  • Average number of references to 'widget' per Ariadne article: 2.81
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'widget': 2000-06
  • Trending factor of 'widget': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'widget':

  1. kirsty pitkin (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. phil bradley (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. jason cooper (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. gary brewerton (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. keith doyle (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Title Article summary Date

Editorial Introduction to Issue 71

The editor introduces readers to the content of Ariadne Issue 71.

July 2013, issue71, editorial

Developing a Prototype Library WebApp for Mobile Devices

Jason Cooper and Gary Brewerton describe the development of a prototype WebApp to improve access to Library systems at Loughborough University for mobile devices.

July 2013, issue71, tooled up

23rd International CODATA Conference

Alex Ball reports on a conference on ‘Open Data and Information for a Changing Planet’ held by the International Council for Science’s Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) at Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan on 28–31 October 2012.

November 2012, issue70, event report

Making the Most of a Conference

Stephanie Taylor writes about how she made the most of a conference to promote and inform the work of a project.

July 2012, issue69, feature article

The Institutional Web Management Workshop (IWMW) 2012

Kirsty Pitkin reports on the 16th Institutional Web Management Workshop held at the University of Edinburgh's Appleton Tower between 18 - 20 July 2012.

July 2012, issue69, event report

The Third Annual edUi Conference 2011

Danielle Cooley reports on the third annual edUi Conference, held over 13-14 October 2011, in Richmond, Virginia, USA, an opportunity for Web professionals in colleges, universities, libraries, museums, etc to discuss the latest developments in Web trends and technologies.

March 2012, issue68, event report

Open Educational Resources Hack Day

Kirsty Pitkin reports on a two-day practical hack event focusing on Open Educational Resources (OER), held by DevCSI and JISC CETIS in Manchester on 31 March - 1 April 2011.

July 2011, issue67, event report

Survive or Thrive

Ed Fay reports on a two-day conference organised by UKOLN on behalf of JISC to consider growth and use of digital content on the Web, which was held in Manchester in June 2010.

October 2010, issue65, event report

Intute Reflections at the End of an Era

Angela Joyce, Linda Kerr, Tim Machin, Paul Meehan and Caroline Williams look back at the history and achievements of Intute, and reflect on lessons learned as the service enters its final year.

July 2010, issue64, feature article

Institutional Web Management Workshop 2010

Keith Doyle provides a personal perspective on a conference organised by UKOLN for those involved in the provision of institutional Web services.

July 2010, issue64, event report

24 Hour Museum: From Past to Future

As 24 Hour Museum rebuilds and looks outwards to new partnerships, Jon Pratty looks at challenges faced over the last seven years.

July 2007, issue52, feature article

What Is an Open Repository?

Julie Allinson, Jessie Hey, Chris Awre and Mahendra Mahey report on the Open Repositories 2007 conference, held in San Antonio, Texas between 23-26 January 2007.

April 2007, issue51, event report

e-Books for the Future: Here but Hiding?

Brian Whalley outlines some developments in e-book technologies and links them to existing ways of presenting textbook information.

October 2006, issue49, feature article

Metasearch: Building a Shared, Metadata-driven Knowledge Base System

Terry Reese discusses the creation of a shared knowledge base system within OSU's open-source metasearch development.

April 2006, issue47, feature article

Through the Web Authoring Tools

Paul Browning offers a technical review of new approaches to Web publishing.

April 2004, issue39, tooled up

Search Engines: The Relevance of Underpants to Searching the Web

Phil Bradley explores search engine ranking techniques.

June 2000, issue24, regular column

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