Widget ahoy!

Statistics Switzerland has introduced a widget on its homepage: The Figure of the Week.
This small Flash graphic is linked to more detailed information in the agency’s website.
It’s possible to copy the code and to introduce (embed) it in another webpage, blog etc. The links still leads to Statistics Switzerland’s detailed information.
Every week the widget will be changed on the homepage and in an automatic manner on all other sites where it has been embedded.
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……… German version                                    French version
Figure of the week

……….. Italian version                                     English version

‘Widgets are interactive virtual tools that provide single-purpose services such as showing the user the latest news, the current weather, the time, a calendar, a dictionary, a map program, a calculator, desktop notes, photo viewers, or even a language translator, among other things.

A web widget is a portable chunk of code that can be installed and executed within any separate HTML-based web page by an end user without requiring additional compilation. They are derived from the idea of code reuse.’

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Widget_engine and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_widget

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