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.