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With Chapter 3, It's All About Widgets

by Jason Robitaille Wed, 15 Apr 2009 5:42 am EDT

It's that time again folks.  O'Reilly has pushed out chapter 3 of their Rough Cuts edition of "Palm webOS: Developing Applications in JavaScript using the Palm Mojo™ Framework". This chapter is all about widgets, though not like you may think.

Widgets are dynamic UI controls, that can be integrated within any application. They can be tailored to the application, yet provide reusable, stylistically consistent UI functions. Widgets is a term widely used within web development but Mojo widgets are different than other widgets. Mojo widgets have a defined behavior but with many options; they generate complex HTML and are easily styled with CSS.

It helps to understand the HTML that the widget generates. This is especially true for widgets like List and Dialog, where the app specifies HTML templates that largely define the widget's structure.

As with the second chapter, this one is not free and is only available to those who have purchased the online copy.   That being said, the online copy is only $17.99 USD.  For those who prefer a hard print, you'll need to wait until August 15th, though you can pre-order a copy at either the official O'Reilly page or through Amazon (both at $23 USD).

Might as well read something while you wait to be accepted into the Early Access Program, eh.

[via PalmInfocenter]