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What's new? For further updates, see Google Code page ! Moved to Google Code ! Version 2.3.1 Bugfix release
The whole world is going to widgets. This overused, overhyped term refers to third-party code one places on their website or blog in order to display such things as Flickr photos, Twitter status, or iTunes playlists. Everybody and their mom is putting out widgets these days, and although only about 1% of them are useful or interesting, they are an important new distribution mechanism that is changing the way companies think about syndication. But there is a big problem with widgets: they slow down the sites that use them .
Notice: The following is a “best practice document”. You can follow its advice and live happily ever after, but there might be situations where you cannot apply the ideas mentioned within. This is especially the case when you have to maintain an old product or complex web application. You cannot replace everything in those in one go – as you are very lucky indeed if you get the time and budget – but you can tackle those step by step.
Tuesday Nov 29 2005 UPDATE: For anyone who lands on this article months after the fact , there is now a podcast entry about this article reviewing each and every function. If there was ever a universal common.js shared among the entire develosphere, you'd fine these ten (plus one bonus) functions.