Is this a piece of Space 1899 high tech? - perhaps the Martian attack has failed and the humans are returning to Mars for their revenge? Is it a piece of the Victorian space technology that human space farers might use in their quest for conquest of Mars?
Nope! It is simply a Xwidget version of my previous Steampunk Orrery Widget. The Xwidget skin is a straight conversion of the original steampunk orrery using my graphics for the front end. The clock is working, the cogs rotate and the clock tells the time. At the moment the advanced functions of the original Yahoo widget Orerry have not yet been transferred but this may yet occur, give me time.
You can download the Xwidget here: [link]
(DA in their wisdom are hiding the download button, it is now beneath the "more like this" module, on the right...)
The hard work in converting the orerry was performed by a dedicated master widgeteer by the name of Harry Whitfield. His skills in converting the YWE! widget graphics to Xwidget have been heavily relied upon. I have a lot of learning to do for the next stage. The original orrery widget for the yahoo widget engine can be found here: [link]
My own inspiration was based upon a superb blog navigation device on Ian Tregillis' site created by Richard Mueller of 3232 design. His superb bit of Adobe Flash was really inspirational and it made me want to complete it (the original only shows 50% of the device and was limited to running on flash only web-pages within the browser). With the oncoming demise of Flash I created a new version that would not be dependant upon it. My version adds functionality and will run on your Windows desktop. See the original here: [link]
- This link won't work well on ipads or other devices that don't support flash.
Don't want to bore you with too many links but you do need to note - This widget requires Xwidget to operate. Download Xwidget from here: [link]
I apologise that it took so long to load this widget - The new Deviantart Stash is an abomination and it took ages for me to understand the counter-intuitive uploading and modification process. It also refused to upload the xwidget package file until it was re-zipped. Takes me, on average 30-45 mins to upload a file these days. Long may we remember the old easy-to-use submission system! Die Stash Die!