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James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, July 24, 2007
12 years ago3,916 views

Cool!

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I wish we were allowed to add the Gmail/Calendar/Picasa all in one gadget to a non-Taiwanese iGoogle page.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I like the way it shows the time, also not that at the bottom it has the coloured circles originally from google korea

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Colin, you can. First add this tabbing gadget to iGoogle:
google.com/ig/directory?url=co ...

Then click "add stuff" and search for Gmail/ Calendar/ Picasa Web Albums respectively, and add each. Finally, click the arrow in the tabbing gadget and select "Edit settings"... you can now check the three other gadgets' checkboxes in the settings and you're done...

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Thanks Philipp!

Just a note though, if you add a gadget that was collapsed before, it will still be collapsed when you view it in the compound gadget. I tried to maximize the gadget but I wasn't able to get it to work. So I had to unselect the gadget from the compound gadget, maxmize it, then add it back to the compound gadget.

Also, they need to have a way to rearrange the tab order.

Elliotte [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Now it is official. Google is a portal. Google 2007 = Yahoo 1998.

I mean, Sergey Brin says "We think [the new design] will be more appropriate for the local cultures, and their context, and their broadband connections"

What does that mean? Is he saying that Chinese cultures understand and "get" portals, whereas Americans and Germans do not? Are the Chinese so culturally different, are they in such a different context, from the Germans that "simplicity in design" for the Chinese means portalization, whereas "simplicity in design" for the Germans means a bare interface with just a search box?

I don't get it. Seems a bit dodgy.

Jian-Ting Chen [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

The spelling of "Taiwan" in the title is incorrect ;-)
Please correct it. Thank you very much!

Ken Wong [PersonRank 5]

12 years ago #

Google's done this since June.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

<<I mean, Sergey Brin says "We think [the new design] will be more appropriate for the local cultures, and their context, and their broadband connections"

What does that mean?>>

It is believed that people from Asian backgrounds think more visually. Read Ionuts post on the Google Korea page at his blog googlesystem.blogspot.com

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

> The spelling of "Taiwan" in the title is incorrect ;-)

Thanks, fixed!

TheRaveN 2.0 [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

And starting today we also have a new Hebrew interface for iGoogle Israel.

Hip Hip Hora!!

TheRaveN 2.0

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

<< And starting today we also have a new Hebrew interface for iGoogle Israel. >>

Umm.. not quite true.
The Hebrew iGoogle version is a week old. ><

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

oh, and some say they witnessed it even before.

israblog.nana10.co.il/blogread ...

israblog.nana10.co.il/blogread ...

Mysterius [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]Elliotte: I wouldn't be surprised if that were the case, actually. What works well for one culture doesn't *necessarily* work as well in another. Perhaps Google found that its users there preferred a more interactive, feature packed/crammed interface.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Correction: Changed "Shanghai" to "Beijing and Shanghai".

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