Cool Portlets added to Dojo!
Posted by Shane O'Sullivan on June 1, 2009
Last week I put the finishing touches my Portlets for the Dojo Ajax Toolkit. You can see them now on the test page at http://archive.dojotoolkit.org/nightly/dojotoolkit/dojox/widget/tests/test_PortletInGridContainer.html (it can take a while to load since it loads a hell of a lot of widgets and the code is not optimized with a build).
To see a description of what they can do, see my original post announcing them at http://shaneosullivan.wordpress.com/2009/03/11/cool-portlets-in-dojo
As a brief description, Portlets are widgets that represent individual applications used in a web portal. They can be rearranged by dragging and dropping them around the page, and can often be customised with a number of settings.
The Dojo Portlets, in the dojox.widget project, support some useful features like:
- Customisable settings widgets, for setting user defined options.
- Loading Atom and RSS feeds to display as a list
Below you can see the Portlets using the blue Soria theme from Dojo. There will probably be some small changes to the look and feel before v1.4 is released, but nothing major. Note the different types of Portlets, from the Atom & RSS feed portlets on the left that can show more detail using tooltips or expandable secrions, to portlets containing generic widgets like a slideshow on the right.