February 3, 2009
Today we are launching a new extension to the AJAX Search API, a Google News-based element. This element embeds a news slideshow on your site, letting your users see headlines and previews from Google News based on queries that you've selected. Here is an example of the NewsShow in action:
It couldn't be easier to add this to your site. Simply include this iframe:
frameborder="0" width="300" height="250"
The element comes in two standard sizes: 728x90 and 300x250.
Adding a NewsShow to your site in this way allows you to customize its shape and content with URL arguments. Simply input your parameters into our wizard and we'll build the code for you. Or, for greater control over the NewsShow's look and feel, you can call the classes directly. Check out the documentation for details and the Code Playground to try your hand at customizing.
As always, let us know what you think in the Google AJAX API developer forum.
Note: Earlier this evening a reader pointed out a typo in the iframe snippet which has since been corrected.