embedding a rails app in a Google Sites site?

Has anybody figured out a way to use Google Sites to create all the
static content for a site but then have certain pages call out to a
rails app and inject the results directly into the Sites page?

I was hoping it was as simple as embedding ajax calls into the Sites
page just like you would in a rails template - except that it seems
like Sites is pretty carefully set up not to let you insert your own
<script> tags.

The closest approximation I've been able to come up with so far is to
create a "Gadget" that makes the AJAX calls. I haven't actually tried
it yet, but even if it does work, it's still kludgy in that when
inserting a gadget into a Sites page, you have to specify it's
dimensions explicitly. So, for example, you would not be able to have
a page that had no scroll bar if it were not required, but expanded
and added the scroll bar if the content was long enough. Since the
dimensions of the gadget insertion are static, the page height is also
static (the gadget is what would get a scroll bar if the content
required it, not the page).

Avram Dorfman wrote:

Has anybody figured out a way to use Google Sites to create all the
static content for a site but then have certain pages call out to a
rails app and inject the results directly into the Sites page?

This is almost certainly more trouble than it's worth. If you want free
Rails hosting, try Heroku.

Best,

I'm not sure how you got that form my question. It's practically the opposite of what I'm saying.

I am not looking for free rails hosting or free anything. I already have rails hosting. I am just trying to benefit from Google Sites having a very easy to use interface and a rich set of templates for organizing a site, generating menus, and creating it's static content so I don't have to build all of that functionality myself with rails.

All I really need rails for is a few dynamic content pages.

Avram Dorfman wrote:

I'm not sure how you got that form my question. It's practically the
opposite of what I'm saying.

I am not looking for free rails hosting or free anything. I already have
rails hosting. I am just trying to benefit from Google Sites having a
very easy to use interface and a rich set of templates for organizing a
site, generating menus, and creating it's static content so I don't have
to build all of that functionality myself with rails.

You don't have to anyway. Try a CMS such as Radiant n

All I really need rails for is a few dynamic content pages.

Then the other alternative would be plain old hyperlinks.

Best,

All I really need rails for is a few dynamic content pages.

Then the other alternative would be plain old hyperlinks.

or also some Iframe

Simone