Working with the HTML Box

Now that the Google Sites HTML box has been out for a while for those without Google Apps, I've had some time to fool around with it.

The HTML box is not the answer to free-reign scripting. You can use more HTML, CSS, Javascript, and jQuery, but you cannot use all of it.

I couldn't embed the Google + gadget (strange errors I couldn't fix kept flagging my code to my unpublishable). I couldn't use my usual slideshow code, which uses jQuery. So I started assuming that nothing would work with the HTML that I really wanted.

Free Google Sites Slideshow Code
The only thing I've effectively used it for is the sample slideshow from: . I nicely customized this slideshow and placed it on this page with its code for all to use. Just copy + paste and insert the image URLs.

Click here to go to the HTML box testing page. With a customize slideshow.

I'm going to stick with making custom gadgets, because even though it's more arduous, I can make the plugins I want to make. I did notice that the HTML box isn't an iframe like gadgets, so I think that creates room for interesting use of embedding code on your pages. I've had quite an interest in Google Analytics with Google Sites for event tracking.


  1. A chance to play with it????

    A lot of us don't get the HTMLBox until tomorrow!

    1. Woo! The feature showed up today! (as scheduled)

  2. Any idea on how to get it to work in IE?

  3. I was hoping that iframe support would be better, but there is none at all. It strips out my src property :-(

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  6. Nice! i was applied in my site, but...why Don't work in IE8? it's a bug? or anotherthing?

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