|How to create a yahoo widget?|
I'd be happy to show you the basics, it is really quite straightforward if
You simply place it in the following folder: DRIVE:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop CS\Presets\Scripts
A small PSD file with one or two layers will take no longer than a minute or two to render into a widget.
My steampunk clock /calendar, which is a very complex, multi-layer PSD takes approximately 20-30 mins to render into
discrete objects. My machine is a core2duo 2.2ghz with 3gb Ram. The end result is a
widget folder with a \Resources folder and a file with the .KON suffix. This file is the thing you double-click on, if the Yahoo widget engine is installed it will then use the widget runtime engine to create your first Yahoo widget.
It will run on your Windows or Mac OS/X desktop, it will be movable but at this stage it won't actually do anything.
This will demonstrate a fully functioning yahoo widget - but there is no code
behind it to make it actually do anything. It just looks pretty on the desktop and you can move it about.
You could do the same with any image you have to hand.
You'll also need a decent editor. The ConTEXT editor is the one you'll most
probably get to grips with straight out of the box. Open source. The editor is
Development has stopped on the context editor but don't let that put you off - it is still a very good, streamlined code and general edtor.
Top tip, if you are going to venture into widget development, backup your widget
code EVERY time before you do any packaging/widget deletion. The widget engine
has the nasty habit of occasionally removing your code entirely when you remove a widget, so you need to have
|Last Updated ( Sunday, 24 March 2013 )|
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