New AFL Ladder Widget on the Way

On February 23, 2009, in AFL Ladder, by tom

I am working on a new AFL Ladder Widget, it will be a completely new widget for the 2009 AFL season, with new a new look and rewritten code. I hope to have the widget ready before the first round starts, but as in past years, I don’t expect that will be possible.

The problem is that the websites the Widget uses to fetch the ladder data from do not normally have their own ladders up and working correctly until the end of the first round of the regular season. It is not until then that I can work out the URLs that are required by the Widget. In past years (I’ve been working on the widget on and off since early 2005!) it has not been possible to work these out until after the first round and I can’t see this changing this year.

But the new Widget will have a new look, be optimised for Leopard but on the whole will be familiar to those who have used the Widget in the past.

So stay tuned!