Tuesday, December 18, 2012

2013 PROMO: Google calendars: blog, display, wear, combine. Summary .

Google calendars: blog, display, wear  
Summary 
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  • Got a schedule you want to promote?
  • Got a Google calendar for your schedule?
  • Got a blog? 
  • Embed your calendar in your blog
  • Make a 1-prim calendar poster 
  • Make a Pocket calendar people can check any time
  • Combine with other calendars
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Google calendars
  • You set up your calendar-- that can be private.  
  • You can set your calendar public . 
  • You can embed your public calendar in a blog or web page.
  • You can subscribe to other public calendars in web pages or blogs.
  • Calendars you subscribe to are available in your Google calendar page.
  • You can embed your subscribed calendars in your blog.
Embed a calendar in your blog
  1. Subscribe to the calendars you want. (Google graphic, bottom right of calendar)
  2. These will be listed under Other Calendars on your Google calendar.
  3. Click the down arrow next to the Other Calendars title.
  4. Click Settings in the drop-down menu.
  5. In the Calendar Settings page, click on any calendar you want to embed.
  6. See screen shots below
  7. In the Calendar Details page click on Customize option.
  8. In the Google Embeddable Calendar Helper create the calendar
  9. The screen shots below mark things you want to attend to.
  10. Paste the code into html.  For help see below.
  11. Google: Here's how to embed your calendar on your website 
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Calendar Details
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Google Embeddable Calendar Helper
Click image to enlarge
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I use a width of 400 pixels to fit in my blog.  Your experience may differ. 
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Embedding for beginners
  • If you know html, ignore this section.  It is too simple.
  • If your html processor has a button to support embedding, use that.
  • If you wonder how to embed code when you don't know html, read on.
Hot to put embedding code into html
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Tips
I don't bother to try to place the embedded item where I want it at this point.  I keep a model page  with all the calendars I expect to use.  I just copy a calendar from this model page (in the compose mode) and paste it (in the compose mode) wherever I want it. 
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If you want to change the height or width, you don't have to remake the calendar code.  Go to the html mode and look in the embedding code for these expressions:
height="200"
width="400"
The numbers in quotes are the current height and width settings and probably will be different from the examples given here.  You can change the numbers to make the adjustments you want.
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Your calendar may be seen by people who are not familiar with the venue. That can attract new people to yout audience, but only if you catch the interest of people who are not (yet) fans.  Here are some some suggestions:
  • Each post should have a slurl.
  • A slurl in the location field results in an irrelevant geographical map.
  • A slurl in the description results in a live link .
  • Wrtie the description to interest people who don't know the  venue.
Make a 1-prim poster
Make a Pocket calendar people can check anywhere
  • Wear objects/ edit them
  • Contact me (Thinkerer Melville) in Second Life.  
  • I will give you a full perm pocket calendar you can mod for your purposes
Combine similar calendars
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If your calendar items are sparse, people may not find your calendar of interest.   You may get more attention by bringing in other events that would be of interest to the same audience.  To do that:
  • Subscribe to the calendars you want to include
  • Follow the steps for embedding as above
  • In the Embeddable Calendar Helper
  • click all the calendars you want to include
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