Jamie Thomson

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Popfly: Embedding mashups in Live.com

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[This blog entry was originally published here]

Over the past few days I have been taking Popfly for a spin. For those that don’t know Popfly is a tool that half-witted developers (that’s me) can use to create mashups. If you don’t know what a mashup is then you probably don’t need to read the rest of this blog entry.

What I like about is that it can be used to create Vista Sidebar Gadgets and Live Spaces web gadgets however I was disappointed to find that there is currently no way to publish directly to your Live.com page, although plans for it are in the pipeline.

In the meantime, there is a workaround that you can use to put Popfly mashups into Live.com. The Live Gallery contains a HTML Sandbox gadget that you can add to your Live.com page and copy paste the <iframe> code that Popfly provides for embedding mashups. Dead easy.

I wanted to post a demo up here but it looks as though our blogging engine doesn’t support <iframe> tags unfortunately, or we have it configured not to. I’m working on that!



UPDATE: Turns out there’s an even easier way. Simply add the Popfly container gadget to your Live.com page and point it at the mashup you’re interested in. Works a treat!


Posted to Popfly (RSS feed) & Windows Live (RSS feed)


Written by Jamiet

August 14, 2007 at 2:08 am

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