Sunday, April 19, 2009

Embed it!

Sometimes embedding a document or webpage in your blog or webpage is more compelling than linking to it. To embed a static document, from your computer or from the web, you can use - for example, instead of linking to Caleb Crain's 2007 New Yorker article Twilight of the Books, I could embed it in a scrollable window right here in this post, as I've done below. Use the full-screen option for an easy to read format, and use the slide to adjust the size of the text to your needs. works with documents (doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx, pdf, wpd, odt, ods, odp) images (png, jpg, gif, tiff, bmp, eps, ai) and text (txt, rtf, csv) You can also embed a webpage, but what you get is a static copy of the page as it appeared when you captured it; sometimes that might be what you need, but if you want to embed a webpage real-time, use an RSS widget instead.

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