AFL Ladder Widget v1.3

On May 31, 2005, in AFL Ladder, Tech, by tom

Here’s my first attempt at an OS X Tiger Dashboard widget. It loads and displays the current Australian Rules Football season ladder and provides a link to each team’s website, that’s about the long and the short of it.

Here’s how it looks when it’s running:

AFL Ladder Widget v1.3

Get the widget for free here or click on the icon below to start downloading.

AFL Ladder Widget v1.3

Instructions for use:

Mac OS X v.10.4 Tiger is required. If you’re using Safari, click the download link. When the widget download is complete, show Dashboard, click the Plus sign to display the Widget Bar and click the widget’s icon in the Widget Bar to open it.

If you’re using a browser other than Safari, click the download link. When the widget download is complete, unarchive it and place it in /Library/Widgets/ in your home folder. Show Dashboard, click the Plus sign to display the Widget Bar and click the widget’s icon in the Widget Bar to open it.

Feel free to contact me if you have any comments, questions or requests!

Change log:

v1.3 – Added favoutire team highlight, plus many code revisions, and a new look
v1.2 – Fixed a formatting bug for the Sydney Swans
v1.1 – Fixed an update bug and tidied up the code
v1.0 – Initial release

 

7 Responses to AFL Ladder Widget v1.3

  1. dan says:

    tom, i’m a graphic designer that also had the idea to create an AFL ladder widget but looks like you beat me to it.

    if you want help with any graphics and want to ‘pretty up’ the design to make it more AFL like i’d be happy to help.

    cheers,
    dan

  2. Andrew Graham says:

    Love your widget, great to have to have some AFL on my Dashboard. Go Tiges!

  3. Ben White says:

    Any chance of a NRL widget?

  4. Gordon says:

    I’ll second Ben’s request for an NRL widget.

  5. Tom says:

    Ben & Gordon,

    In theory it should be fairly easy to make an NRL widget similar to the AFL widget, so I might get around to creating one, but don’t expect it for at least couple of weeks, probably closer to a month.
    I’ll also admit to originally being from an AFL-only state so an NRL widget isn’t high on my list of priorities!

  6. Bobos says:

    Hey great widget, I have an idea though, not sure how hard it would be, but is it possible to create a next round widget from this website. http://afl.com.au/default.asp?pg=premiership

    If this was possible that would make my day.

    Bobos

  7. Raoul says:

    if(i % 2 != 0 || i < 8) { tr.setAttribute("bgcolor", "green"); }

    May I suggest this || addition to help distingwish who is in the top eight?

    cheers.

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