Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Creating widgets for webpages

Posted on 2011-09-24
3
Medium Priority
?
527 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hi,
I have been asked to create a "widget" for my client and am looking for the most appropriate way to go about and create it.

The widget is much along the lines of these on these found this page http://www.macmillandictionary.com/tools/searchbox.html 
So something small application that can be cut and pasted into other site

This widget is fairly simple:
•      The gadget will be populated by my clients XML data and point back to the main site

•      To have a simple method for other website owners to embed the widget into their sites.

•      Ensure that Google analytics tracking would work for external sites using the widget

As I primarily develop in ASP.net, I thought about using Visual web developer to create small webpage that could be embedded into sites using Iframes. However if the small widget pages are hosted on my server I would think this may cause an issue with analytics.

Also doing further investigation it appears most widgets are created using javascript (such as the example above)
So what is the best way to go about it? are there any good examples of creating this and what tools would be best to use?
Your expert advice would be most welcome.
0
Comment
Question by:Simon Cripps
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 31

Expert Comment

by:James Murrell
ID: 36594888
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
Simon Cripps earned 0 total points
ID: 36595824
Thanks, I think that is more relevant to widget in windows, I am looking for something to place in a web page.
I think that the solution I am looking for is along the lines of
http://www.quarkruby.com/2008/1/7/widget#javascriptwidget
Thanks for the input though
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Simon Cripps
ID: 36890332
0

Featured Post

Ask an Anonymous Question!

Don't feel intimidated by what you don't know. Ask your question anonymously. It's easy! Learn more and upgrade.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Originally, this post was published on Monitis Blog, you can check it here . It goes without saying that technology has transformed society and the very nature of how we live, work, and communicate in ways that would’ve been incomprehensible 5 ye…
Australian government abolished Visa 457 earlier this April and this article describes how this decision might affect Australian IT scene and IT experts.
The viewer will learn how to count occurrences of each item in an array.
Video by: Mark
This lesson goes over how to construct ordered and unordered lists and how to create hyperlinks.
Suggested Courses

597 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question