Dashing Dashboard

Tiger (otherwise known as Mac OS 10.4) won’t be out until next year, but some forthcoming features were revealed at the developers conference. Dashboard looks scrumptious. It also looks like Konfabulator, a resemblance which has caused many snide remarks like the one up on their homepage, but John Gruber explains that the concepts behind Dashboard go way, way back.

He’s right about Konfabulator being an unbearable resource hog, yet it’s the web-page basis of Dashboard that’s its biggest appeal. I made my own Konfabulator widgets, but it sounds far more pleasant to use HTML, CSS and JavaScript to make a Dashboard gadget. Look for a color wheel gadget once I get my hands on Tiger.

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