# Sunday, 04 July 2004

Dashboard vs Konfabulator

What's really exciting about Dashboard is the way widgets are written. Unlike Konfabulator, where widget layouts are defined using a simple XML dialect, Dashboard widgets are written in HTML and CSS and rendered using Safari's WebKit engine! They're essentially mini-web pages, liberated from the browser. Dave Hyatt of the Safari team has a series of entries (1, 2 and 3) with more details. [via HTML escapes the browser - SitePoint DHTML & CSS Blog]

What's really exciting about Zeepe is the way widgets are written ....... <sigh>

#    Comments [2] |
Wednesday, 07 July 2004 01:53:37 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
I love Zeepe, it's great, you should get onto the WHAT WG guys, pitch the Zeepe syntax/idea/methods to them, all they want to do is play catch up with IE. They might aswell see how far you can already go in IE.

Glad I just rememebered this, got to have another go at pitching ScriptX to get me out of the ridiculous printing task I've got looming.
Wednesday, 07 July 2004 08:16:18 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Hi Jim,

Thanks. I've been tracking WHAT WG (aka lurking) and wondering whether to politely say 'scuse me, but what about this over here. From what I've seen so far its mostly been discussing forms stuff which is what we would want to leverage in Zeepe, or perhaps implement 'natively' but not so much about how the application is presented. They still seem to want to present applications in a browser which is not my way of thinking.
Pete Cole
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