Wednesday, October 18th, 2006
Google Gadgets used to be for Google pages. That has now changed.
Now you can checkout the gadgets and download code to put on your own sites.
Google Gadgets for the whole web has a few limitations, which gadget authors should be aware of when writing gadgets for third-party webpages. To ensure that your gadget will support distribution across the web, take note of these important facts:
- Make sure your gadget supports 200-pixel content widths for placement on third-party web pages. While Google Personalized Homepage gadgets have an average width of 250 pixels, assume third-party web pages will have even smaller widths. Otherwise, you may start receiving complaint emails about annoying horizontal scroll bars.
- You cannot store data or state for gadgets embedded on third-party web pages. If your gadget contains code to do so, it will silently fail.
- Inlined gadgets cannot be added to third-party web pages, and will not appear in our directory of gadgets for your webpage.
- Since inlined gadgets are not supported, embedded gadgets cannot modify third-party webpages for obvious reasons.
The widget/gadget/components keep growing.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:42 pm