SpiderWorks Releases Danny Goodman's New Dashboard Book for Mac OS X Tiger

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World-renowned JavaScript and Dynamic HTML expert, Danny Goodman, show you how to build rock-solid, professional Dashboard widgets for Mac OS X Tiger in his new book, "Mac OS X Technology guide to Dashboard". Includes exclusive widget debugging tool, "The Evaluator" Available as an eBook and printed edition at SpiderWorks.com

SpiderWorks, LLC today announced the exclusive release of the "Mac OS X Technology Guide to Dashboard" by world-renowned JavaScript and Dynamic HTML expert, Danny Goodman.

As the first published book dedicated to Dashboard, this release is now available from the SpiderWorks.com web site as an eBook for only $14.95 (US) and a printed softcover edition for only $29.95 (US).

Buy the book, download "The Evaluator" -- a SpiderWorks exclusive.

Save hours of troubleshooting time with Danny Goodman's Dashboard debugging tool, "The Evaluator" -- included free with the book. The companion files (available to customers from SpiderWorks' online Customer Download Center) also include several ready-to-run widgets and handy code templates for one- and two-sided widgets that will speed your Dashboard development.

Danny Goodman shows you how to leverage your HTML, CSS, and JavaScript experience into innovative Dashboard widgets for Mac OS X Tiger. Numerous widgets and examples are described in the book, demonstrating key Dashboard programming possibilities, such as:

-- Dynamically interacting with Web Services

-- Invoking shell commands and AppleScript from inside widgets

-- Multiple ways to read and write user preferences

-- "Scraping" Web page content

-- Implementing drag-and-drop from the Finder and documents

-- Creating resizable widgets

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Other Mac OS X Technology Guides include Ben Waldie's "Mac OS X Technology Guide to Automator" (now available) and forthcoming books on Spotlight. Please visit the SpiderWorks.com web site for details.

Title: Mac OS X Technology Guide to Dashboard

Author: Danny Goodman

Publisher: SpiderWorks, LLC

eBook: PDF format, 228 pages, $14.95 (US)

Printed: Softcover, 233 pages, ISBN 0-9744344-7-7, $29.95 (US)

About the Author

Danny Goodman is the author of numerous critically acclaimed and best-selling books, including "Danny Goodman's AppleScript Handbook (Mac OS X Edition)," "The Complete HyperCard Handbook," "JavaScript Bible," "Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference," "JavaScript & DHTML Cookbook," and "Spam Wars." He is a renowned authority and expert teacher of computer scripting languages and has been deciphering high-tech for non-geeks since the late 1970s.

About SpiderWorks, LLC

SpiderWorks specializes in how-to eBooks and printed books, providing quality content from respected authors at a low price. Where it takes some publishers several months to get new technology-related books into the hands of customers, SpiderWorks is able to bypass those traditional print production hurdles by embracing the eBook format and utilizing the advanced print-on-demand publishing services of Lulu.com, satisfying the immediate needs of today's digital lifestyles in a timely, cost-effective manner. For more information, visit http://www.spiderworks.com


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