AFL Ladder Widget v1.4

On February 1, 2006, in AFL Ladder, Tech, by tom

Here’s the latest update to my AFL Ladder Widget for OS X Tiger Dashboard.

It looks basically the same as the last version except for a few new graphics, most of the changes are beneath the skin – I had to re-write a lot of the Javascript to make it work properly with 10.4.4 and the changes to the AFL website.

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.

According to the information from Apple this widget should work on both PowerPC-based and Intel-based Macs, ie it is universal, but let me know if you have any problems with it!

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

AFL Ladder Widget v1.4 - Front

AFL Ladder Widget v1.4 - Reverse

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

AFL Ladder Widget v1.4

The widget actually rated a mention in the Sydney Morning Herald last year!

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:

  • v1.4 – Major rewrite to adjust for 10.4.4 and AFL website changes plus add better error handling and new graphics
  • 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