Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Minor fixes to DIY iGoogle Start Page

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I’ve upgraded the DIY “iGoogle” start page.


You can see the latest version here: http://nbe.me/demo

The previous version is here: http://nbe.me/olddemov3

The previous previous version is here: http://nbe.me/olddemov2

You can download the source for the page here: http://nbe.me/demo/d.zip


There was a bug in the Google Ajax Slideshow code which meant that when you clicked on an image, instead of redirecting your browser to the source of the image, the slideshow would redirect your browser to the URL of the current page.


I’ve fixed that bug, thanks to some excellent advice from jgeerdes at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/google-ajax-search-api/Ljom17bulZc/UYg2154Nwp0J


Enjoy!


Friday, January 30, 2015

Enhancements to DIY iGoogle start page

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I’ve upgraded the DIY “iGoogle” start page.


You can see the latest version here: http://nbe.me/demo

The previous version is here: http://nbe.me/olddemov2

The previous previous version is here: http://nbe.me/olddemo

You can download the source for the page here: http://nbe.me/demo/d.zip


The major enhancement is that you can now embed html into the page – which makes it easy to add Youtube videos, or iFrame widgets.


Setup Screen


To add embed code, click on Setup and add a new widget with a type of “html”. In the “data uri” field, paste your embed code. For example, to add a youtube video, you’d paste this code into the “data uri” field:



Make sure you keep the width of any iframes to 320 pixels or less, otherwise the layout of the screen won’t look too good.


Also – if you’re trying out the demo page, you might want to press Ctrl-F5 to clear your browser cache, so the new version gets loaded.