How to create a Google Gadget for iGoogle?

PLEASE NOTE THAT GOOGLE HAS REMOVED THIS FEATURE SO ITS NOW USELESS TO GO THROUGH THE POST BELOW

Most of the users must now be aware of iGoogle. If not, simply write the url http://www.google.com/ig, and sign in to your google account and start using iGoogle.

You can create Google Gadgets by adding the Google Gadget Editor on your iGoogle. It will let you create your own xml file, and you can preview your changes on the same iGoogle page.

For simple gadgets, all you need to know is simple HTML and JavaScript. Even if you dont know HTML, you can create your webpage through any IDE (any website creation tool) and paste the HTML on that Gadget. For example, if you want to create a search promotion tool for your website, which will let the users visit your website contents through iGoogle, simply create a form in HTML and link it to your website, where your form’s action would be action=”http://www.yourwebsite.com”

A short example of Google Gadget is as follow:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<Module>
<ModulePrefs title="hello world example" />
<Content type="html">
<![CDATA[
Hello, world!
]]>
</Content>
</Module>

instead of Hello, world! above, you can start using your HTML over here, like:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<Module>
<ModulePrefs title="hello world example" />
<Content type="html">
<![CDATA[
<html>
<body>Hello World</body>
</html>
]]>
</Content>
</Module>

Also add My Gadgets, through which you can have a rough idea that how the other Gadgets are made and view their source codes as well.

You can also make Widgets for other domains, with the help of your Google Gadget, and submit them on www.widgetbox.com etc.

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