Posts Tagged ‘Embed Google Wave’

Using Google Wave Elements to Embed Waves

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

In my last post, I embedded a simple wave with a link to election results. In this post I am going to show you how it’s done. Until recently, to embed a wave you would add the Embeddy robot to your wave and copy and paste the code. Google has a new tool now, called Wave Elements that simplifies the process even more.

Wave Elements is a convenient way to add a wave almost anywhere. To start, create a wave post. Copy the URL of the wave, and go to http://www.google.com/webelements/wave. Once on the Wave Elements page, there is a step by step guide to walk you through the process. Simply paste the wave URL, choose a size and make whatever adjustments you want, and that is that. You get a sample of what the finished product will look like on the spot. See the image below to see my work in progress.

Once you are satisfied that it looks the way you want, simply copy the provided code and paste where you want it. In this case, I wanted it in my blog post. It’s as easy as that.

Unfortunately the wave didn’t translate into Google Buzz, but people were able to find the wave through my blog post. I am really happy with Wave Elements. It is really simple to use, and it looks really good. Be sure to give it a try.