Embed Google Calendar like a Pro

sounak98
Published: 07/25/2019

Have you ever tried to embed a Google Calendar in your site only to find it's not responsive for mobiles and you need to scroll left and right? Well, I'm gonna share a simple solution which will work.

There's an agenda mode in google calendar which seems to fit properly in a mobile screen, so how about changing it to the agenda mode when the screen size is smaller? Simple HTML and CSS will be enough for this.

<style type="text/css">@media (max-width: 550px) {
     .big-container {
         display: none;
     }
 }
 @media (min-width: 550px) {
     .small-container {
         display: none;
     }
 }
 /* Responsive iFrame */
 .responsive-iframe-container {
     position: relative;
     padding-bottom: 56.25%;
     padding-top: 30px;
     height: 0;
     overflow: hidden;
 }
 .responsive-iframe-container iframe,   
 .vresponsive-iframe-container object,  
 .vresponsive-iframe-container embed {
     position: absolute;
     top: 0;
     left: 0;
     width: 100%;
     height: 100%;
 }</style>
<iframe height="600" src="null" style="border-width: 0;" width="800"></iframe>
<iframe height="600" src="null" style="border-width: 0;" width="800"></iframe>

This is be good enough for a responsive calendar. Want another pro tip? How about changing timezones of the calendar according to the client timezone?

Well we will need a bit of js for getting the client's timezone.

var offset = new Date().getTimezoneOffset();

This line of code gets the offset integer in minutes, so -330 for +05:30 timezone and so on. Then we somehow need to convert this to the region name as google calendar link takes an argument named ctz for that. Include the moment.min.js and the moment-timezone-with-data-10-year-range.min.js. These libraries will help us get the region name.

String.prototype.replaceAll = function(search, replacement) {
    var target = this;
    return target.split(search).join(replacement);
};
var timezone = moment.tz.guess(offset).replaceAll('/', '%2F')

Now you just need to add a new argument to the url.

newUrl = `${oldUrl}?ctz=${timezone}`
document.getElementById('calendar').src = newUrl;

That's it guys and you will be good to go.

Reference: https://answers.squarespace.com/questions/54774/how-to-embed-a-google-calendar-in-a-responsive-way.html

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