What is a Widget?
In computer programming, a widget (or control) is an interface element that a computer user interacts with, such as a window or a text box. Widgets are sometimes qualified as virtual to distinguish them from their physical counterparts, e.g. virtual buttons that can be clicked with a mouse cursor, vs. physical buttons that can be pressed with a finger. Widgets are often packaged together in widget toolkits. Programmers use widgets to build graphical user interfaces (GUIs). This definition has been obtained under the GNU Free Documentation License. Definition from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Widget
This section of Apparel Search previously contained various fashion widgets that we created using a system from SpringWidgets. We had created widgets that website owners (fashion blogs, fashion websites etc.) could use to put fashion news onto their own website. The widget contained news from the Fashion Newspaper website (another site owned by the Apparel Search Company).
Unfortunately, in an effort to control costs and consolidate products, MySpace parent company Fox Interactive Media is shuttering the SpringWidgets (which launched in 2006) and Flektor (acquired in 2007) widget platforms. Therefore, the widgets we previously created no longer work.
Here is an example of a Fashion Widget if you are not sure what one would look like.
Example of Amazon Widget.
Here are examples that show how you would have been able to add gadgets
to your own sites (if the SpringWidgets system was still working):
Fashion News Widgets,
Fashion Blog Widgets,
Fashion Article Widgets,
Clothing Industry Jobs Widget, and
Fashion Model Widgets.
Check out the Apparel Search Gadgets.
You can also add a Fashion Industry Search Engine to your website.
Don't forget to
check out the Fashion Gadgets