Saturday, August 11, 2007
What is a Web Widget ?
A web widget is a mini-web application you can put in your web page, blog or social profile that can quickly and easily provide your visitors with, user specific information , extra functionality, and even a bit of fun and games.
A widget is available in a ready-to-use formats and are visually attractive and customizable by the user. It takes the form of pictures, graphs, statistics, summary, or just numbers.
Its a snippet of HTML code which is available from the the website which hosts the widget. you can "copy" that code and "embed" in your web page.
Overview of a Web Widget
Widgets can display any kind of information. Some widget also needs the user to authenticate (login) before displaying information. For example a Google Calendar widget can display the personal events when the user logs in to the widget. Widgets are like window to the actual data, if a copyrighted data is provided on the net, the same copyrights hold for the data displayed in the widget. The data displayed on the Widget most of the time depends on the Widget provider.
A Widget as i said is just a window to an actual web application so if a website provides service to contact a mobile phone that servoce can be wrapped in a widget
Hope these answers your question.
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