Do you know what a "widget" is? More importantly, do
you know what a "Fashion Widget" is?? Well first, let
me give you a little info about the term widget as it
relates to the internet.
According to Wikipedia, in
computer programming, a widget (or control) is an
interface element that a computer user interacts with,
such as a window or a text box. Widgets are sometimes
qualified as virtual to distinguish them from their
physical counterparts, e.g. virtual buttons that can be
clicked with a mouse cursor, vs. physical buttons that
can be pressed with a finger. Widgets are often packaged
together in widget toolkits. Programmers use widgets to
build graphical user interfaces (GUIs). This definition
has been obtained under the GNU Free Documentation
License. Definition from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Widget (June 2007)
Now that we have that boring definition out of the
way, let me tell you about the Fashion Widget.
Actually, I guess the Apparel Search Company is the
first to actually call something a "fashion widget".
When searching for a method to add news and job listings
to fashion blogs, I had learned about widgets. Then I
decided that their should be widgets specifically for
the fashion industry. Hence the "fashion widget". So
far, I have created a few widgets. Some for fashion
news and some for fashion jobs. You can find examples
of what I have done at the
Fashion Widget section on
To build these widgets, I had gone to a website
called SpringWidgets. From that site, I was able to add
RSS Feeds from my
Clothing Industry Jobs website and
fashion news feeds from my Fashion Newspaper
website. The SpringWidgets site then creates the
widget. The widget that has been created can then be
used on any fashion website. For example, they can be
used on blogs, portals, networks sucah as mySpace, etc.
If you want to try an make your own widget, you can
find apparel industry RSS Feeds on Apparel search. You
Fashion Job RSS Feeds or
Fashion Industry News RSS Feeds. You can get RSS
Feeds for news also at the
Fashion Newspaper site.
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