Desktop App with WebUI
I've recently discovered several applications: SickBeard, CouchPotato, and Headphones. It blows me away how these scripts have a user interface that is entirely web based. I'm wondering how this wizardry is accomplished without a web server? I haven't had time yet to dig through the code so I figured I'd ask here if anyone could point me to some reference material as to how to do this (run desktop applications that use a web user interface instead of pyQt4, GTK+, etc, etc)
My mind spins in circles and explodes just thinking about the effort it would take to do this in my Windows applications (basically having to create a custom web server that is capable of handling POST/GET requests, etc).