Google bolsters Web Elements capability

The new mechanism lets developers embed Google apps into a Web site

Google expanded its Google Web Elements mechanism for embedding Google products onto a Web site this week, adding three Web Elements and other enhancements, according to the Google Code Blog.

Introduced in May and powered by Google developer APIs, Google Web Elements has enabled developers to add applications such as Google Calendar, Google Custom Search, and Google News to sites.

[ In May, Google touted the Web itself as the new programming model. ]

Among the new Web Elements is  a Translate element, which offers capabilities of Google Translate for translating Web pages and text into different languages.

"The Translate element enables visitors to automatically translate your pages into their native language, extending the reach of your Web site to a global audience," said Christine Tsai of the Google Web Elements Team.

A Reader Element embeds headlines from recent shared items from Google Reader, which keeps track of favorite Web sites.  An Orkut Share element enables visitors to share pages from a site on the Orkut social networking site.

In addition to the new elements, new login integration links Google Web Elements to a Google account. "By logging in (if you're not logged in already), you'll be able to more easily select your Calendar, Presentation, or Spreadsheet in creating your element.  Login is also required to personalize your Reader element," Tsai said.

Also, the look and feel of the Custom Search Element can be adjusted without coding.  Previously, knowledge of JavaScript and CSS were required. A document selector capability in the Google Web Elements Web site enables searching through data when creating a Calendar, Presentation or Spreadsheet element.

This story, "Google bolsters Web Elements capability," was originally published at InfoWorld.com. Follow the latest developments in application development at InfoWorld.com.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Cloudcoding

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Paul Krill

InfoWorld
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?