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Clay 08-25-05 12:45 AM

nV News Konfabulator Widget
 
I put a Konfabulator widget together tonight that will pull down the 10 most recent posts on the forums here. It auto-refreshes every 60 seconds. This is based on the Digg Digger and PHP Freaks widgets.

http://www.nvnews.net/temp/clay/nvnewswidget.jpg

I'd like to add some preferences to this that will allow you to adjust the auto-refresh duration, maybe pick certain forums to watch instead of just top 10 overall, change color scheme, etc.

For now though, this is just pulling in the top 10 just as if you'd clicked on the "New Posts" link.

Let me know what you think. If you don't know where to start then head here first: http://www.konfabulator.com

And here is the link to the nV News Forum Feed Widget (right-click, save as)

zoomy942 08-25-05 08:30 AM

Re: nV News Konfabulator Widget
 
hmmm.. mine just leaves the middle area where the posts go blanjk

Clay 08-25-05 09:14 AM

Re: nV News Konfabulator Widget
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by zoomy942
hmmm.. mine just leaves the middle area where the posts go blanjk

That's odd. It works for me on a few different machines now. I also had Gib test it last night and it worked for him. Can you send me a screenshot of what you're seeing? maxpower@nvnews.net Thanks.

zoomy942 08-25-05 09:21 AM

Re: nV News Konfabulator Widget
 
i have been tinkering, and i havent been able to see wetaher or news feeds or anything. so, its not your widget, its my enterprise network firewall.

Clay 08-25-05 09:27 AM

Re: nV News Konfabulator Widget
 
Ok, thanks for confirming. I hope you get your firewall issue worked out.

zoomy942 08-25-05 09:29 AM

Re: nV News Konfabulator Widget
 
wel, it not an issue:). i work in the network control center at my Base and i knew that our firewall would spoil my fun

jAkUp 08-25-05 11:21 AM

Re: nV News Konfabulator Widget
 
OMG THAT IS AWESOME!!!! Upload this to www.widgetgallery.com!!

Clay 08-25-05 11:22 AM

Re: nV News Konfabulator Widget
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jAkUp
OMG THAT IS AWESOME!!!! Upload this to www.widgetgallery.com!!

Thanks! Glad you like it. I'm going to work on a preferences section for it tonight. First thing will be to add an option to make it about half the width or so for those that don't like widgets that wide.

I just did upload it to widgetgallery...had to ask MikeC's permission first. :)

jAkUp 08-25-05 11:25 AM

Re: nV News Konfabulator Widget
 
Yes, believe it or not, I was wishing I had a nvnews.net widget. I have a bunch of RSS widgets, and what not, I am using this at work :)

Is it possible to have certain forums blocked from uploading to the widget? Like, maybe I don't wish to see threads from the linux forum, or political.. or whatever :) Either way, this is awesome :)

Clay 08-25-05 11:31 AM

Re: nV News Konfabulator Widget
 
Yeah, those are exactly the kinds of options that I'd like to build in to future versions. I dug around last night to figure out how/where vBulletin makes the 10 most recent posts available as an RSS feed. Once I found that I just ran with it to get this initial version out. Allowing you to pick and choose would be really cool, something I've got to research some more...if anyone has any insight please let me know. Thanks again! :cool:

jAkUp 08-25-05 11:39 AM

Re: nV News Konfabulator Widget
 
How about the ability to switch it to the 10 latest posts? Rather than the 10 latest new threads?

GlowStick 08-25-05 11:44 AM

Re: nV News Konfabulator Widget
 
Nice, the first usefull widget i have on my desktop.


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