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  • Transfer new Google Sites in and out of G Suite with Team Drives With new Google Sites and Team Drives you can now transfer a new Google Site into and out of a G Suite domain and transfer between G Suite domains. For ...
    Posted 21 Apr 2017, 08:23 by Stephen Hind
  • Update - New Google Sites - Site logo and Custom Theme Colour The newest features: Add a site logo to the global header  Set background colour for logo and navigation Pick a theme colour based on site logo Specify a custom theme ...
    Posted 19 Apr 2017, 02:23 by Stephen Hind
  • Update - New Google Sites - Calendars and Team Drive The newest features: Insert multiple calendars in one display Saved changes notification Insert from Team Drive Team Drive sharingThese features have been released to personal Google Sites and G ...
    Posted 19 Apr 2017, 01:26 by Stephen Hind
  • Update - New Google Sites - Dividers We've spotted a new feature, Dividers, in new Google Sites and a change in the way you add Google Drive folders. Dividers On the Insert panel on the right ...
    Posted 27 Feb 2017, 08:51 by Stephen Hind
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Transfer new Google Sites in and out of G Suite with Team Drives

posted 21 Apr 2017, 08:18 by Stephen Hind   [ updated 21 Apr 2017, 08:23 ]


With new Google Sites and Team Drives you can now transfer a new Google Site into and out of a G Suite domain and transfer between G Suite domains. For full instructions see our latest articles and videos: Transfer Ownership.

New Google Sites - Transfer in, out and between G Suite domains

Keep up-to-date

Join the Sites Update Group on the Google Sites Classic Comparison to get email notifications about New Google Sites updates.

Update - New Google Sites - Site logo and Custom Theme Colour

posted 18 Apr 2017, 16:28 by Stephen Hind   [ updated 19 Apr 2017, 02:23 ]


The newest features:
  • Add a site logo to the global header 
  • Set background colour for logo and navigation
  • Pick a theme colour based on site logo
  • Specify a custom theme colour

These features have been released to personal Google Sites and G Suite domains that use the Rapid Release and takes 1-3 days for roll out to complete. For G Suite domains that use Scheduled Release you can expect to begin to see the feature on 02 May 2017.

Add site logo and choose background colour

When you hover your mouse over the page header you get an Add logo option where you can upload or select a logo for your site that will appear in the navigation area of the site see Site Logo.

New Google Sites - Site logo

Custom theme colour

Once you upload a logo you can Edit logo to pick a colour based on the logo. Alternatively you can pick any accent colour for the site from the Theme panel and then use the custom colour picker: Custom Theme Colour.

New Google Sites - Custom theme colour

Update - New Google Sites - Calendars and Team Drive

posted 20 Mar 2017, 11:23 by Stephen Hind   [ updated 19 Apr 2017, 01:26 ]


The newest features:
  • Insert multiple calendars in one display
  • Saved changes notification
  • Insert from Team Drive
  • Team Drive sharing

These features have been released to personal Google Sites and G Suite domains that use the Rapid Release and takes 1-3 days for roll out to complete. For G Suite domains that use Scheduled Release you can expect to begin to see the feature on 02 May 2017.

Insert multiple calendars

When you choose more than one calendar to display instead of multiple calendar embed boxes appearing in your site you now see all calendars in one display. For more detailed instructions see Insert Calendars.

New Google Sites - Insert Calendars

Saved changes notification

When Google Sites automatically saves your pages you now get the same notification as the rest of the Google Drive editors. 

New Google Sites - Saved Changes Notification

Insert from Team Drive

See how to insert resources stored in Team Drives, or the Team Drive itself, in our instructions: Insert from Team Drive.

New Google Sites - Insert from Team Drive

Team drive sharing

Compare the differences of sharing permissions added from Team Drive and directly from Google Sites: Team drive sharing.

New Google Sites - Team Drive sharing

Update - New Google Sites - Dividers

posted 24 Feb 2017, 02:42 by Stephen Hind   [ updated 27 Feb 2017, 08:51 ]

We've spotted a new feature, Dividers, in new Google Sites and a change in the way you add Google Drive folders.

Dividers

On the Insert panel on the right there's a new section, Components, and in that you can now choose to add a Divider. This is simply a horizontal line to give a more visual way of splitting up your page.

New Google Sites - Add Dividers

How dividers work

  • The divider always takes the Emphasis background colour of the section immediately above it.
    • If the section above uses a custom background image the divider will take the Standard emphasis background colour.
    • A divider immediately below the page header uses white as its background colour.
  • You cannot change the background colour of the divider.

To see some dividers on a page see our example new Google Site http://horizon.steegle.com/

Insert Google Drive Folders

Google has removed the Drive folder option from the Google Drive section of the Insert panel and you now add a folder by selecting the folder you want in the From Drive option instead.

New Google Sites - Add folder From drive

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Join the Sites Update Group on the Google Sites Classic Comparison to get email notifications about New Google Sites updates.

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New Google Sites - Upload Files

posted 9 Feb 2017, 09:40 by Stephen Hind   [ updated 9 Feb 2017, 09:46 ]

New Google Sites does not provide an upload facility, so use Google Drive to upload and share your files instead and embed a folder or link from the site.  Upload Files - Google Drive for Google Sites.

New Google Sites - Upload Files

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Update - New Google Sites - Image pasting and backgrounds

posted 31 Jan 2017, 13:14 by Stephen Hind   [ updated 2 Feb 2017, 06:45 ]


We've spotted a couple of minor updates to new Google Sites:

Image Pasting

Now when you paste images in new Google Sites you see an Uploading image... spinner to notify you that the images are uploading to the site. 

Section and Header Background Selection

You now see a slide out menu to choose whether you wish to Upload or Select image.


New Google Sites - Update - Image pasing and Background selection

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Join the Sites Update Group on the Google Sites Classic Comparison to get email notifications about New Google Sites updates.

Embed PDF and Word Documents - New Google Sites

posted 13 Jan 2017, 08:33 by Stephen Hind   [ updated 13 Jan 2017, 08:33 ]

Find out how easy it is to embed a PDF, Word doc or other Drive item in new Google Sites in our latest article Embed PDFs and Word Documents in Google Sites.

New Google Sites - Embed PDF and DOCX

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Join the Sites Update Group on the Google Sites Classic Comparison to get email notifications about New Google Sites updates.

Hide from Navigation - New Google Sites

posted 30 Nov 2016, 04:45 by Stephen Hind   [ updated 20 Dec 2016, 06:08 ]

New Google Sites Update - Hidden Pages

You can now hide a page from the navigation in New Google Sites.

New Google Sites - Hide from navigation

Instructions

  1. Open the Pages panel on the right

  2. Use the three-dot roll-over menu on the page you wish to hide

  3. Use the Hide from navigation option to remove the page from navigation (or the Show in navigation if you want to show a hidden page)

Keep up-to-date

Join the Sites Update Group on the Google Sites Classic Comparison to get email notifications about New Google Sites updates.

Update - New Google Sites - Upload

posted 18 Nov 2016, 08:38 by Stephen Hind   [ updated 18 Nov 2016, 09:07 ]

As many of you have seen we launched our Google Sites Classic Comparison earlier this week, thank you for all the feedback! It comes as a surprise, however, that we can see an update to new Google Sites so quickly, but many of you may see the update as actually removing a feature in an attempt to fix it. It's fantastic to see Google actively working on new Google Sites so we look forward to what else is in store.

We reported in the Google Sites Help Forum that the Upload feature behaved strangely in that if you upload a file then that file is not share correctly from Drive and therefore cannot be seen in a published site. We then saw further reports that files could no longer be uploaded at all, so we asked for confirmation if this was the intended behaviour and await a response. This means that the upload feature can now only upload images, which the images feature already provides, rendering the upload feature a simplified version of the images feature. Do you see the same behaviour? If you do then please send feedback to the Google Sites team or add your own experience to the Google Sites Help Forum.

This means that you need to use Drive to upload files to, share the files appropriately and then link to or embed in your site.

Google Sites Classic Comparison

If you haven't seen our Google Sites Classic Comparison please take a look and let us know what you think.

Google Sites Classic Comparison

Launch Announced - New Google Sites - What you can expect

posted 4 Nov 2016, 10:41 by Stephen Hind   [ updated 5 Nov 2016, 02:12 by Stephen Hind ]

Google has announced to the Early Adopter Program users that
the launch of the new Google Sites will be on 09 November 2016!

We've not seen many user-facing updates to the Early Adopter version of Google Sites, in fact you can list them on one hand, here they are:

  • Site Analytics (Google Analytics)
  • Header types (Large Banner, Banner and Title only)
  • New page header follows home page header
  • Three new themes (Vision, Level, Impression)
Here's an example of the differences in between Level and Impression

Large Banner - Header Type - Google Sites

If there has been few updates to new Google Sites what can you expect? Here at Steegle we've been using new Google Sites for quite some time so we have a number of resources for you to see what is currently achievable with new Google Sites.

How to Articles

Example Sites

If you have any questions please let us know.

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