What is a Widget? 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).
What is a fashion widget?
That would be a widget designed to be relevant to some aspect of
clothing, style, or the fashion industry.
In computing, a web widget is a
software widget for the web. It's a small application with limited
functionality that can be installed and executed within a web page by an
end user. A software widget is a relatively simple and easy-to-use
software application or component made for one or more different
A gadget is a small tool such as
a machine that has a particular function, but is often thought of as a
Widgets and Gadgets
have pretty much been replaced by "apps". Learn more about
apps in our fashion terminology section.
The term "app" is a shortening of the term
An application program (app or application
for short) is a computer program designed to perform a group of
coordinated functions, tasks, or activities for the benefit of the
Mobile app, software designed to run on
smartphones and other mobile devices. A mobile app is a
computer program designed to run on a phone, tablet, watch or other
sort of mobile device..
In computing, a web application or web app is
a client–server computer program in which the client (including the
user interface and client-side logic) runs in a web browser. Common
web applications include webmail, online retail sales, online
auctions, wikis, instant messaging services and many other
Learn more about
This section of
Apparel Search previously contained various fashion widgets that we created
using a system from SpringWidgets.
We had created widgets that website owners (fashion blogs,
fashion websites etc.) could use to put fashion news onto their own website.
The widget contained news from the
Fashion Newspaper website
(another site owned by the Apparel Search Company).
Unfortunately, in an effort to control costs and consolidate
products, MySpace parent company Fox Interactive Media
is shuttering the SpringWidgets (which launched in 2006)
and Flektor (acquired in 2007) widget platforms. Therefore, the widgets
we previously created no longer work.
The GOOD NEWS
is that instead of using a fashion widget, you may want to use a
fashion gadget instead.
Or possibly, a fashion app.
Here is an example
of a Fashion Widget if you are not sure what one would look like.
Example of Amazon Widget.
Here are examples that show how you would have been able to add gadgets
to your own sites (if the SpringWidgets system was still working):
Fashion News Widgets
Fashion Blog Widgets
Fashion Article Widgets
Clothing Industry Jobs Widget
Fashion Model Widgets
Check out the
Apparel Search Gadgets.
You can also add a
Industry Search Engine to your website.
Don't forget to
check out the Fashion Gadgets