07 September 2006

Space Browse viewer Google gadget

The Space Browse virtual tour viewer Google gadget is now listed in the Google content directory. Click on the "Add it now" button to add it to your personalised home page. As yet, I haven't been able to find out which directory category it has been put in.

I spotted the directory entry after I'd signed up for a Google Pages account. The Space Browse gadget works fine there, as can be seen here: jchriscant.googlepages.com. To add to your Pages site you must have the Experimental features enabled. Then edit a page, click in an editable field then press "More". With "Standard gadgets" selected, search for "space browse". Click on "Space Browse virtual tour", then "Add Gadget >>" and agree "OK".

I have improved the Space Browse gadget since my previous post. It now fits into the given space better and has various parameters. I noticed that you can resize the rectangle for the gadget in Google Pages, so I will have to add in parameters to let you set the display size.

As an aside, I have been working on version 2 of the viewer/gadget/widget. This uses proper HTML INPUT fields to show the navigation controls. This makes the viewer more accessible to keyboard users. When this is done I will be able to submit it to the Windows Live gallery.

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