Widgets in different environments will have a different feature set, but the basic features are there

  • a way to customise the widget
  • a way to close or delete the widget
  • some updating content being pulled in from a source on the web
  • and a link to the widget providers homepage
  • Web-based widgets, as opposed to widgets for the desktop, will also generally have a link allowing someone else to add the widget to their site in turn.

Martin Belam in
IA for tiny stuff: Exploring widgets and gadgets – Part 1/4