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April 21, 2005
(This post is from my old, old, super old site. My views have changed over the years, hopefully my writing has improved, and there is now more than a handful of folks reading my site. Enjoy.)

Thursday, April 21st, 2005

Webkitsdk-dev: Re: Transparent WebView.

This is what I was referring to on a previous post- It's an unsupported API, likely to break some day (unless we all lobby Apple for it!).

But that won't stop me from using it in my own little hacks- so here's an example project to show it off: TransparentWebViewHack.zip (10.3.9 required).

Here's a screen shot of what it does (with the desktop in the background):

transparent webview

You can even drag it around like it was Konfabulator thanks to NSWindow's setMovableByWindowBackground: and an NSView overlay. The screenshot doesn't really do it justice, if you are a developer- download it and you'll get it.

-- posted 6:21 pm