By Murray Bourne, 28 Jun 2008

Google Gadgets allows Webmasters (and bloggers) to include cool interactive stuff on a Web page.

You just find the gadget you want, copy its code, and drop it into your Web page (or blog post - but make sure you are editing the HTML and not using the WYSIWYG editor or it will mess up).

1. alec O'Connor says:

some of them don't work

2. Murray says:

The ones I tried (some time ago now) worked fine. Which ones gave you trouble?

3. Peter Price says:

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HTML: You can use simple tags like <b>, <a href="...">, etc.

To enter math, you can can either:

1. Use simple calculator-like input in the following format (surround your math in backticks, or qq on tablet or phone):
a^2 = sqrt(b^2 + c^2)
(See more on ASCIIMath syntax); or
2. Use simple LaTeX in the following format. Surround your math with $$ and $$.
$$\int g dx = \sqrt{\frac{a}{b}}$$
(This is standard simple LaTeX.)

NOTE: You can't mix both types of math entry in your comment.