We were really pleased at how popular widgets were from the start. It seems as if everyone has an idea for something they want to "widgetize." So it's great that they're so easy to build.
If you haven't checked out widget development in Clearspace, now's a great time to do it. Version 1.8 improves on widgets' debut by adding support for including them in plugins. Now you can build a widget and get that handy autodeployment support you already get with macros, actions, and the like.
If you have looked at building widgets, then you know that the version 1.8 changes make them easier to deploy, but they were easy to build from the start. For an introductory tutorial on building widgets, check out
. And be sure to download the for a sample.