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Author Topic: IDEA: Opera Widget Editor  (Read 2462 times)
tide
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« on: August 02, 2007, 11:44:25 PM »

Opera 9.x supports something called widgets which can be very handy. It is possible to create your own widgets which consist of some kind of .html file, a .css file and a config file all stored inside a zip file with extension renamed to .wdgt.

The process seems rather daunting (at least to a novice like me) because one has to compose the source files with a text editor and then zip them and finally rename the zip file. Anticipating a lot of edit and test cycles I'd like a streamlined process to accomplish this.

I have in mind a program that will treat a zipped .wdgt file as an ordinary folder/directory allowing one to directly edit the contents of the files contained therein, create new files and remove them.
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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2007, 05:30:46 AM »

I can see how this would potentially be handy, but--really widget crafting isn't any more difficult than making a web page.  Little xhtml, little css, little javascript, some xml -- and zip her up.  Keeping the files together is the lesser evil; the real catch is being sufficiently fluent in the languages used in order to make a decent widget.
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2007, 12:18:58 AM »

the real catch is being sufficiently fluent in the languages used in order to make a decent widget.

Certainly. That's why I'd like to be able to focus on the programming without the impediment of zip file calisthenics every edit-compile-run cycle.
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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2007, 12:40:45 PM »

Couldnt you just make a .bat file to zip the files in a directory and rename it to .wdgt
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