posted 28 Aug 2009, 06:53 by Stephen Hind
updated 28 Aug 2009, 07:20
Google Sites has again been updated to give more new features:
You can now copy Google Sites and this feature can be used in various ways:
Since you can copy the site to a new location you can copy it to the new URL and then delete the original - for more information see: Google Sites - Copy Site - Change the URL of your Site
You can invite a Google Apps account as owner of your site then that Google Apps user can copy the site into the Google Apps domain, meaning you can make use of the 10GB given and the advantages of the user accounts- for more information see: Google Sites FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Make Template Sites
You can make a site with all the correct layout, colours, fonts, images and example pages and use the Copy Site feature to use it over and over again to get a consistent theme across your sites.
Percentage Widths for Third-Party GadgetsThis means you can now make your gadgets flow with browser width to give a fluid, proportional layout.
Improved Recent Announcement's Gadget
You can have longer snippets (about 6 lines long), or the whole post, or with a thumbnail of the first image. Yo can also now add a description that appears on above the posts - for and example see News Snippets.
New Search OptionsYou can now make the site search search all sites accross your Google Apps domain, or use a Google Custom Search Engine to search across various websites, or (if you've really splashed the cash) a Google Search Appliance.
Various bug fixesHopefully that troublesome sidebar issue is gone forever! For a longer list see: New Release today August 27, 2009.
To read more and see other users' comments see: New Release today August 27, 2009