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 has announced to the Early Adopter Program users that
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:
Here's an example of the differences in between Level and Impression
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.
If you have any questions please let us know.
It's been a long wait but we can now format content in our Google Documents using Columns. To find out more see our new article and video:
When you add a new page to New Google Sites its page header will automatically take the same background image as the home page. This removes the need to have to change and upload the correct background image if you want consistency across pages. This feature does not stop you from using different header background images on different pages it just sets the initial background image the same as the home page.
New pages take the whole Header Type setting for the homepage so if you have specified the Title only header type for the home page new pages will follow this too.
Breaking News! New Google Sites now offers a Large banner option as a header type. This gives you a much taller height for the page header so you can use a taller background image. This gives now three options for your page header.
New Google Sites now offers a Title Only option as a header type. This gives you a much shorter height for the page header with a plain white background.