We've spotted a new feature, Dividers, in new Google Sites and a change in the way you add Google Drive folders.
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.
To see some dividers on a page see our example new Google Site http://horizon.steegle.com/
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 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.
We've spotted a couple of minor updates to new Google Sites:
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.
You now see a slide out menu to choose whether you wish to Upload or Select image.
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.