Couple useful tips for widgets makers
Wednesday, August 2, 2006 3:30:10 PM
1. Make a widget. This step may seem obvious, but the first and most important step is actually creating a working widget.
Check if you widgets actually have valid HTML and CSS. There are no more excuses about crappy hacks for Internet Explorer.
Use modern standards
Check out standards that Opera already supports. Use modern standards like SVG, WebForms 2, HTML 5 (canvas), CSS 2.1 and 3 (selectors), XSLT, XPath, etc. It can make shorter development time and improve user experience.
Create widget as it will be standard web page. Care about disabled people - provide alt attributes to images, use labels for form fields, check if your colors are contrast enough, etc.
P.S. Some useful examples how to use WebForms 2.
I will add to this post more tips as they come.