Posts Tagged ‘iframe’

2010 Census widget from

December 23rd, 2010

View census data for 100 years!

The U.S. Census Bureau offers this great embed that will allow you and your readers to see population data for the USA (and Puerto Rico) over the last 100 years.

You can view population densities and also track the changes in the House of Representatives per state.

Grab the embed code here:

Where kids eat for free

March 30th, 2010 has a widget that you can place on your site to show where parents can get a deal on kids meals.

The widget automatically detects your location (ip based location) and provides a list of the restaurants in your area where kids can eat for FREE!

As you can see in the code, the widget uses Iframe tech and is limited in the ability to modify.

You may be able to tweak the size of the widget to fit your sidebar better. But I am pretty sure that this will break the images used in the top and bottom of this widget.

Grab the Kids Eat Free widget here: has a cool RSS widget

December 22nd, 2009 offers a fully customizable widget for displaying any RSS feed. You can create a title for your widget and customize all the colors of the widget using a slick color chooser or inputting the color hex code of your choice. This makes it easy to blend the widget into your site so it doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb.

Why use it?
Having an RSS widget on your site is an easy way to add engaging content to your page. Most likely this content will come from sources that enhance what you write about on your site. This offers your readers more information at no real cost to you.

Suggestions for the cyclur widget:

    Add a simple sizing option for the width of the widget. (I’m sure the code can be edited. But most people don’t want to mess with the code.)
    Make it so the RSS links in the widget open in a new tab/window. (Make it another option possibly.)
    Perhaps allow the use of multiple RSS feeds. (or direct users on how to create an RSS feed from multiple RSS sources.)

What Cyclur says:

If you need to find an effective way to implement information feeds onto your website then Cyclur is the way to get effective results. Cyclur is a free widget that allows users to customize and display RSS feeds on their site within minutes. It can display information from any RSS feed, allowing users to utilize multiple news feeds with a simple widget. It is also heavily customizable and easy to use. It is as simple as collecting the URL’s of desired RSS feeds, adjusting font colors, and copy and pasting provided code. Delivering fresh and consolidate content is a click away, get your Cyclur widget at

Create custom maps for your blog with yourGmap

September 17th, 2008

A yourGmap is an excellent way to display a vast amount of information.

With yourGmap you can create maps that use Google Maps as a base and add many different markers for different locations, customize zoom settings display satellite imagery etc.

These maps, when completed, are actual working maps that can be zoomed into and you can also change your location to view different objects such as streets and addresses. Any map you create can be embedded in any web page that will handle an iFrame.

Check out some working versions here:
Store locations in New York City
Office locations around the world
Record places you visited on a trip

Get a yourGmap

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