Widget

Buzzwords

Widget = portable chunk of code that can be installed and executed within any separate HTML-based web page by an end user without requiring additional compilation. – Wikipedia

Widgets are plug-ins that can easily be added to a website or blog without needing much technical experience. If you add a Facebook “like” box to your website, you’ve installed a widget.

We use widgets to embed code from Flickr to add graphics and videos from YouTube to add videos. You’ll also find the widgets from Slideshare presentations and documents.

Questions

  • Can you add a widget to your blog or website?

Elsewhere on the Web
http://www.widgetbox.com
http://www.linkwithin.com

Twitter
http://twitter.com/tweetbutton
https://twitter.com/about/resources/widgets
https://twitter.com/settings/widgets/

Facebook
http://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/like

Slideshare
http://www.slideshare.net/widgets

Wikipedia
Widget
Web Widget

Quotes
Atomisation (Atomization) is where the content on a site is broken down into smaller fundamental units which can then be distributed via the web through links to other sites. The creation of widgets and gadgets for use on third party sites and the distribution of content via syndicated RSS feeds are the best examples of atomization.
– Dave Chaffey, What is atomisation?

Revolver Map
http://revolvermaps.com

Misc
Not to be confused with … fidget.

Planeta.com

Code

Technology

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