Google Sites

Introduction

Create your personal web site using Google Sites

 

Google Sites Overview

Google Sites is the easiest way to make information accessible to people who need quick, up-to-date access. People can work together on a Site to add file attachments, information from other Google applications (like Google Docs, Google Calendar, YouTube and Picasa), and new free-form content. Creating a site together is as easy as editing a document, and you always control who has access, whether it's just yourself, your team, or your whole organization. You can even publish Sites to the world. The Google Sites web application is accessible from any internet connected computer.

 

From: https://www.google.com/sites/overview.html

 

Revision of workflow of Web site production

1.      Setting themes

2.      Collecting and organizing materials

3.      Constructing the web site. Use web authoring software (Kompozer) to build up the web site.

4.      Uploading. Register a web site and upload the web pages

5.      Testing and revising

6.      Promotion

 

Using Google sites, step 3 and 4 are merged. You can edit your web contents online. It is suitable to create information website.

 

State the advantages of creating web sites using Google Sites over web authoring tools

-          Easy to use, no HTML code is required.

-          No software installation is needed.

-          With online editing functions, no needed to upload your web pages.

-          Easy to integrated with other Google applications.

 

 

State the disadvantages of creating web sites using Google Sites over web authoring tools

-          Limited Functionality compared to other website builder.

-          Limited customization for a business website.

-          It only Supports its own scripting language: Google Apps Script

 

Tips to creating personal sites with Google Sites

-          Keep your web sites simple and straight forward.

-          Backup your files.