Those crazy kids at Google have one-upped me. I guess I can't blame them too much. After all, it's what they do.
In this case, though, they've come up with a relatively simple way to embed a Google Calendar into a website (or blog, or whatever). This is similar to a tool that I had built a little less than a year ago. The only real differences are that mine is a little more customizable and theirs is a lot easier to use.
In order to use their service, all you have to do is:
- Create a calendar using Google Calendar -- you'll need a Google account to do that. Make sure you set the calendar to be publicly readable.
- Enter some items into the calendar.
- Go to the settings page for the calendar and scroll down to the section on embedding it in a web page.
- OR, click on the link to take you to the customization page which allows you to specify colors, sizes, default appearance, even multiple calendars.
- Whichever step you took, you next just copy the provided HTML code into your web page and you are done.
So, how could you use an embedded calendar like this?