Archive for February 21st, 2014

by Tom Nelson

This weekend’s DIY project is a blast from the past. When I started writing for About, one of the first projects I put together was instructions on how to create a weather widget, which allows you to view your local weather radar right on your Mac.

Weekend DIY - Create Your Own Weather Widget

Screen shot © Coyote Moon, Inc.

In late 2007, that was pretty amazing. It was made possible by the then-new feature of Safari that supported web clippings, and OS X Leopard’s ability to allow web clippings to run within the Dashboard environment.

This capability still exists in OS X after all these years, so I thought it would be fun to go back in time to the winter of 2007/2008, when viewing weather radar on a Mac was pretty thrilling stuff.

Read more on about: Macs.


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