The Unofficial© MacRumors Widget!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Kingsly, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. Kingsly macrumors 68040

    Kingsly

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    Okay, folks, here it is! The beta release of the Unofficial© (until arn or someone makes it official) MacRumors RSS widget. It came to me in a dream and I put a lot (not really :rolleyes: ) of effort into it.
    Yes, I had a dream about MR. :eek:

    Download it, check it out, and let me know how I can improve it. I would like to add a search function for the forums, but I cant figure out MR's search.php thingy. Also, If you have any ideas about updating the UI, please let me know. This one was probably my fastest photoshop job ever.

    MacRumors RSS v1.0b
     
  2. Philberttheduck macrumors 6502a

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  3. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    Awesome, thanks. Mucchhhh better that the purple MR widget I had for months.
     
  4. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Very nice MR Widget Kingsly! :)
     
  5. Aarow macrumors 6502a

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  6. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    I'd say high five but I have no arms with which to do so!

    Actually I do... so nice job. High five.
     
  7. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    I like it.


    thanks.

    i still have no clue how to make widgets:( :eek:

    thanks again. i needed something like that.
     
  8. Felldownthewell macrumors 65816

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    It will be my first widget as soon as my MBP gets here.
     
  9. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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  10. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    If only you could give a high five over the internet (eHighFive?). ;) :)
     
  11. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Gee, I wasn't expecting such a positive response! Thanks, Im glad you all collectively like it.
    Any ideas about how it can be improved? I would love to add a search function for the forums but I cant figure out how...
    Anyway, while your there, let me know if any of my other widgets catch your fancy. :D
     
  12. commonpeople macrumors regular

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    Come on MR deities- give the blessing and make this widget official. Very nice.
     
  13. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    ^^
    | |

    I have a cramped dashboard and a mini version that only displays the last five would be nice. Of course it scrolls so its not that bad, but I like lite versions of my widgets.

    Maybe less on the top too.
     
  14. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040

    Kingsly

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    And work on MacRumors Lite commences... stay tuned (it will take a little longer than the first one)
    Any word on the search.php function?
     
  15. iSaint macrumors 603

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    Sweet! I like the old purple because it's smaller. But, I like the new color scheme, too! Nice job!
     
  16. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I think it would be nice if it would minimize and only show the most recent article, then if it was clicked it would pop open (similar to the dictionary widget) and display the last 10 articles.

    When minimized, maybe it could look like this? (please excuse the bad photoshop job) :eek:

    edit: I would have added the "pop-out" button at the bottom, but didn't know how
     

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  17. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040

    Kingsly

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    Eric, that was my super secret plan from the beginning. Working on it.
     
  18. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    Nice job!

    Too bad I don't need it since I check macrumors manually 10,000 times a day.
     
  19. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040

    Kingsly

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    So if I set it to refresh every .144 minutes would it be worth your while?
     
  20. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    Same here. It's my homepage. :eek:
     
  21. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    I appreciate the effort. :D But I'm here as much for the forum as for the front page news.
     
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  23. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Oops, sorry I ruined it. :eek:
     
  24. dylan macrumors 6502

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    Looks great. My only complaints are:

    - icon doesn't fit in. It needs to be square and glossy like the old purple one.

    - the apple is messy and too pink

    - lose the .com it's not needed


    Some ideas:

    - it would be cool if the rumor titles could expand to show the full rumor then link to the thread

    - I would like to be able to keep an eye on certain threads

    - resizable is always good


    Thanks for the widget!
     
  25. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040

    Kingsly

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    You're welcome!:)

    No problem. Of course, now I'll have to kill you, but hey, thats the price you pay for disclosing top secret information.
     

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