Typpz Blog Dashboard widget

Every user that uses a Mac has came across Dashboard widgets. Creating widgets is very easy using the Dashcode IDE which comes preinstalled with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. So I decided to create my first widget, which parses typpz blog feed and displays it on your dashboard. Dashcode provides a ready-to-use template for RSS feeds, so if you want to build such a widget, you only have to make it look as you want and tweak in few things in the code.

Most of the operations like changing the appearance or adding images can be done with few clicks, without even write a single line of code. Below are some screenshots of Dashcode (clicking the run button on the upper left side, deploys the widget on your dashboard, so you can see how it acts in real time).

You can download Typpz widget to bring typpz feed on you dashboard here. After you download the .zip file, double click it to extract (most of the times it will be extracted by itself when download finish) and click the widget icon. When Mac OS asks if you want to install the widget click “Install”. If you later want to uninstall a widget you installed, you have to visit Mac HD>Users>”Your Name”>Library>Widgets and move to trash the widget you want to uninstall.

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