I’ve been reading about webclips but was having a problem finding a real use for them. Webclips, you know, just right click in Safari and “Open in Dashboard”? I thought RSS met my needs. I just added some dynamic content to my sidebar, which may or may not still be there when you are reading this.
It’s actually not the fact that the content is dynamic that converted me to a Webclips fan. The content to the right is actually “powered by” XML and/or RSS so I could just as easily have reached the same information in other ways. There are tons of Dashboard widgets that do a great job with those tasks.
The thing that really intrigued me was that I could use the Webclip to monitor the new content. Since I’m building the content from another site I just want to keep an eye on it for awhile to ensure it behaves as expected, like preventing Enya from appearing in the Album list.
I fully expect to find other uses now that I’ve been exposed (no, not like that). Take a look at the pics below.
[![Full Dashboard Webclip]] [![Webclip from my Dashboard]]
(it’s 1am and I don’t feel like doing proper foot noting so screw you for judging me)Spencer Shimko 29 November 2007