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  • New Google Sites - Vertical Grouping New Google Sites - Vertical Grouping Vertically group text, images and other items in new Google Sites. Page Headers - Capabilities Move the tile you want to the top or bottom of ...
    Posted 3 May 2017, 08:07 by Stephen Hind
  • New Google Sites - Page Headers New Google Sites - Page Headers See what you can achieve with the Page Headers in New Google Sites Page Headers - Capabilities 3 Header types (Large banner, Banner [default], Title only ...
    Posted 2 Dec 2016, 07:32 by Stephen Hind
  • New Google Sites - Add to Google Search Console New Google Sites - Add to Google Search Console Add and verify a New Google Site to the Google Search Console (Webmaster Tools) Instructions Enable Site Analytics In Google Analytics create ...
    Posted 17 Nov 2016, 02:23 by Stephen Hind
  • New Google Sites - Text Tiles in Columns New Google Sites - Text Tiles in Columns Align text tiles into columns and use the guides to centre them InstructionsSimply add the text tiles from the double-click disc ...
    Posted 25 Feb 2017, 05:59 by Stephen Hind
  • New Google Sites - Themes New Google Sites - Themes See what you can achieve with the Themes in New Google Sites Themes - Capabilities 6 overall Themes (Simple, Aristotle, Diplomat, Vision, Level, Impression)5 different accent ...
    Posted 17 Nov 2016, 02:21 by Stephen Hind
  • New Google Sites - Publishing New Google Sites - Publishing Publish your site to just your organisation or the whole web Publishing - Capabilities Publish to domainPublish to anyone on the webChange published URLAllow ...
    Posted 17 Nov 2016, 02:17 by Stephen Hind
  • New Google Sites - Responsive Design New Google Sites - Responsive Design How to get the best out of Google Sites' Responsive Design tools Responsive Design - Capabilities Intelligent image resizingDynamic font sizeContent linearizationYouTube Video ...
    Posted 17 Nov 2016, 02:16 by Stephen Hind
  • New Google Sites - Pages and Navigation New Google Sites - Pages Add pages, sub-pages and use side or top navigation Pages - Capabilities Create multiple pagesAutomatic navigationManual page orderingTwo levels of navigationTop or ...
    Posted 17 Nov 2016, 02:15 by Stephen Hind
  • New Google Sites - Send Feedback New Google Sites - Send Feedback Google prioritises new Sites features and bug fixes based on user feedback: have your say! Instructions Use the three-dot menu towards the top right ...
    Posted 17 Nov 2016, 02:14 by Stephen Hind
  • New Google Sites - Images New Google Sites - Images Upload, paste, resize, crop and zoom images in Google Sites Images - Capabilities Upload or paste multiple images in one actionResize with and without aspect ratio ...
    Posted 17 Nov 2016, 02:13 by Stephen Hind
  • New Google Sites - Text New Google Sites - Text Add, format and layout text in Google Sites Text - Capabilities Pasted text retains formatting that Google Sites offersStyle text as Title, Heading, Subheading and Normal ...
    Posted 17 Nov 2016, 02:12 by Stephen Hind
  • New Google Sites - Sections New Google Sites - Sections Use Sections in Google Sites to align content and alter background images What do Sections provide? Add any content like a text, image or embedded item ...
    Posted 17 Nov 2016, 02:11 by Stephen Hind
  • New Google Sites - Create from Drive New Google Sites - Create from Google Drive You can create New Google Sites from Google Drive! Instructions Open Google Drive (https://drive.google.com) Use the New button From the ...
    Posted 17 Nov 2016, 02:11 by Stephen Hind
  • Google Sites - Google Apps - Restrict Site Creation to Certain Users Google Apps - Restrict Site Creation to an Organisation Google Apps for Work, Education and Nonprofits offers organisation-level restrictions on Google Sites creation: these instructions tell you how you can ...
    Posted 2 Jul 2015, 06:08 by Stephen Hind
  • Google Sites - Embed PDF from Google Drive Google Sites - Embed PDF from Google Drive Google Drive offers an embeddable preview of PDF files: these instructions tell you how to embed your Google Drive PDF file in your ...
    Posted 23 Jan 2017, 01:51 by Stephen Hind
  • Google Sites - Themes, Colours, and Fonts Google Sites - Themes, Colours, and Fonts Google Sites allows you to change the theme of your website, which can drastically or subtlety alter how it looks and feels. You can ...
    Posted 7 Aug 2014, 03:00 by Unknown user
  • Google Sites - Allow Site Embedding (in iframes) Google Sites - Allow Site Embedding (in iframes) Do you want to embed Google Site on another site (in an iframe)? Google Sites now provides a setting to allow site embedding ...
    Posted 28 Feb 2017, 03:53 by Stephen Hind
  • Google Sites - Domain Viewer Comments (not public) Google Sites - Domain Viewer Comments (not public) Do you want your invited domain viewers to comment on your Google Site? Enable Viewer Comments for Google Apps sites to enable those ...
    Posted 5 Jun 2014, 08:57 by Unknown user
  • Google Sites - Dismissible Site Notice Google Sites - Dismissible Site Notice Do you need to give a message to your visitors the first time they arrive? Use the Site Notice to provide a dismissible message your ...
    Posted 27 Aug 2015, 02:39 by Stephen Hind
  • Google Sites - File Cabinet Google Sites - File Cabinet Do you want to share files from your Google Site? Use a File Cabinet page on Google Sites to upload multiple files, organise in folders, sort ...
    Posted 18 Aug 2014, 01:55 by Unknown user
  • Google Sites - Index the right address (Canonical URL) Google Sites - Index the right address (Canonical URL) Does your site appear in Google Search with the sites.google.com address? Set the canonical URL of the site so Google ...
    Posted 5 Jun 2014, 08:52 by Unknown user
  • Google Sites - Embed a Google+ Post Google Sites - Embed a Google+ Post Want to know how to embed a Google+ Post in a Google Site? These instructions show you how to embed a Google+ post in ...
    Posted 5 Mar 2014, 05:08 by Stephen Hind
  • Google Sites - Copy Page Google Sites - Copy Page Need to make a copy of a page on Google Sites? Google Sites now provides the Copy Page feature, you can make an exact copy of ...
    Posted 6 Mar 2015, 08:06 by Stephen Hind
  • Google Sites - Edit Site Layout How to use the Google SitesEdit site layout tool by Steegle.com Instructions on how to edit your Header, Horizontal Navigation, Sidebar and Custom Footer in Google Sites Instructions ...
    Posted 6 May 2014, 07:35 by Unknown user
  • Google Sites - Awesome Table - Gadget Awesome Table Gadgetexplained by Steegle.com Display awesome tables in your Google Site with this gadget from Google Apps Script Top Contributor and Google Gadget guru Romain Vialard. Instructions ...
    Posted 21 May 2014, 05:36 by Stephen Hind
  • Google Sites - Add a Google+ Icon - Footer Google+ provides a tool to create an icon to link to your Google+ Profile, either a Google+ Page or your personal Google+ Profile.  These instructions tell you how to create ...
    Posted 5 Mar 2014, 05:10 by Stephen Hind
  • Google Sites - Page Description - Meta Description Tag & Snippets Google Sites - Page Description - Meta Description Tag & SnippetsGoogle Sites now offers Page Descriptions, so you can write a summary of the page's content and Google Sites uses this ...
    Posted 7 May 2014, 01:51 by Unknown user
  • Google Sites - Animated Slider / Slideshow - Google Docs Presentation Google Sites - Animated Slider / Slideshow Google Docs Presentation Do you want to add a slick animation, slideshow, carousel or slider to a Google Site using a Google Docs Presentation?  These ...
    Posted 1 Dec 2015, 07:30 by Stephen Hind
  • Google Sites - HTML Box - Add more HTML, CSS and JavaScript Google Sites - Add more HTML, CSS and JavaScript Google Sites now provides an HTML Box so you can add more complicated HTML, CSS and JavaScript, e.g. forms, background images ...
    Posted 5 Jun 2014, 08:26 by Unknown user
  • Google Sites - Upload Multiple Files - View & Download Google Sites now allows multiple file uploads all at the same time, not one-by-one.  With this update the method to view and download files also changes and the ...
    Posted 6 Jun 2014, 05:47 by Unknown user
  • Google Sites - Report an Issue - Google Feedback Google Sites now provides the Google Feedback tool that Google uses across many of its products.  You will find it really easy to use, just follow the steps below to ...
    Posted 5 Mar 2014, 05:18 by Stephen Hind
  • Google Sites - Basics - Delete Images or Attachments - Recover Space These instructions tell you how to delete any images, files or attachments you upload to your site, releasing the space they use.  At the moment Google Sites does not provide ...
    Posted 5 Jun 2014, 08:49 by Unknown user
  • Google Sites - Facebook Like and Share Buttons Gadget Lots of people like to use Facebook so I created a gadget to add a Facebook Like button to your Google Site.  These instructions tell you how to add the ...
    Posted 14 Aug 2015, 09:20 by Stephen Hind
  • Google Sites - Add a Google +1 Button Google Sites now provides the Google +1 button so you can embed it in your site sidebar and in your pages' content area.Instructions Add +1 Button to Sidebar Sign ...
    Posted 5 Mar 2014, 05:20 by Stephen Hind
  • Google Sites - Page-Level Permissions Google Sites now offers Page-Level Permissions, which means you can invite users to your Google Site and give them different permissions for different parts and pages on the site ...
    Posted 16 Nov 2015, 02:47 by Stephen Hind
  • Google Sites - Embed Google Drive Video Google Sites now provides Google Drive Video embedding.  This means you can now make use of some advantages over YouTube video embedding: add videos stored in Google Drive that do ...
    Posted 16 Apr 2015, 04:59 by Stephen Hind
  • Google Sites - Mobile View (not editing) Google Sites now provides a Mobile View (not editing) for smart-phones, mobile phones and other mobiles devices like iPhone and Android-based devices. The updates include: the horizontal navigation ...
    Posted 6 Jun 2014, 08:58 by Unknown user
  • Google Sites - Customise System Footer Links Google Sites now provides the ability to hide the Sign In, Recent Changes and Print Page links from your System Footer.  These instructions tell you how to use the new ...
    Posted 12 May 2014, 07:58 by Unknown user
  • Google Sites - Twitter Tweet Button Gadget Twitter have released a new Tweet button, so I created a gadget to add them to your Google Site.  These instructions tell you how to add the Steegle.com Twitter ...
    Posted 12 May 2014, 02:33 by Unknown user
  • Google Sites - Twitter Follow Button Gadget Twitter have released a new Follow button, so I created a gadget to add them to your Google Site.  These instructions tell you how to add the Google Sites Twitter ...
    Posted 9 May 2014, 08:49 by Unknown user
  • Google Sites - Subscribe to Site Changes for Viewers - Google Apps Script Romain Vialard has written a Google Apps Script to allow Google Sites Viewers to Subscribe to Site Changes.  This article uses Romain's video to demonstrate how to add the ...
    Posted 5 Mar 2014, 05:35 by Stephen Hind
  • Google Sites - Get Found in Google Search - Google Search Console You can now get your Google Site found in Google Search within 2 weeks if you register your naked domain and the www subdomain in Google Webmaster Tools. Many thanks ...
    Posted 13 Jul 2017, 09:35 by Stephen Hind
  • Google Sites - Picasa Web Album Slideshow - No Flash Unfortunately this gadget no longer works as Google has blocked the display of the albums in an iframe. We have requested that Google revert this so until they do this ...
    Posted 3 Dec 2015, 01:55 by Stephen Hind
  • Google Sites - Site Sharing and Visibility Options Google Sites - Site Sharing and Visibility Google Sites has a new Sharing interface and sharing options: you can now make your site publicly accessible but not indexed by search engines ...
    Posted 1 May 2014, 08:56 by Unknown user
  • Google Sites - Horizontal Navigation with drop-down Menus Google Sites - Horizontal Navigation with drop-downs Google Sites now offers two methods of navigation for your site, in the sidebar and now in the header, horizontally, with mouseover drop ...
    Posted 10 Apr 2014, 05:48 by Stephen Hind
  • Google Sites - PayPal Simple Storefront Gadget Google Sites - PayPal Simple Storefront GadgetPayPal and Google have released a gadget to add PayPal Buy Now Buttons and Shopping Carts to your Google Site.  This is not available ...
    Posted 23 Jun 2017, 02:10 by Stephen Hind
  • Google Sites - Basics - GBBO Webinar The video below is a recording of the webinar I did for the Get British Business Online (GBBO) campaign. In the video I demonstrate how to perform some of the ...
    Posted 5 Mar 2014, 05:38 by Stephen Hind
  • Google Sites - E-mail Subscription - FeedBurner You can get e-mail subscriptions to your public Announcement Pages by using FeedBurner.  This requires you to register with FeedBurner, register your RSS feed with FeedBurner and add their ...
    Posted 5 Jun 2014, 08:58 by Unknown user
  • Google Sites - Sort Attachments & Files with a List Page The File Cabinet page and Attachment section in Google Sites does not offer any way to sort the list of files.  These instructions tell you how to use a List ...
    Posted 5 Jun 2014, 08:56 by Unknown user
  • Google Sites - Align Site Logo, Site Title & Site Search Google Sites now allows you to vertically align your site logo, site title and site search at the top, middle or bottom and horizontally in the centre.  This gives you ...
    Posted 6 Jun 2014, 09:30 by Unknown user
  • Google Apps Script - Contact Us Form - Email Google Apps Script - Contact Us Form - Email Google now provide scripts you can add to spreadsheets, so now when a Google Sites visitor uses your Google Spreadsheet Form you can ...
    Posted 11 Apr 2014, 06:43 by Unknown user
  • Google Sites - Link to Files and Attachments Google Sites offers the ability to upload files and attachments, but did you know you can link to them easily?  Use the search facility in the link tool and it ...
    Posted 9 May 2014, 04:09 by Unknown user
  • Google Sites - Google Buzz Button Gadget Google Ceased support for Google buzz some time agoThese instructions are no longer validGoogle have released Buzz buttons so you can add a button to your web pages ...
    Posted 5 Mar 2014, 05:43 by Stephen Hind
  • Google Sites - Adding a Custom Favicon As of July 15, 2009, Google Sites officially supports the ability to customize the favicon for your Google Sites website.What is a favicon?According to Wikipedia, a favicon (short ...
    Posted 20 Mar 2010, 16:35 by Stephen Hind
  • Google Sites - Move Pages Google Sites offers the ability to Move pages to sub-pages of other pages, or to Top-Level pages. Instructions Go to the page you want to move and do ...
    Posted 6 Jun 2014, 09:24 by Unknown user
  • Google Sites - Site Templates - Template Tips Google Sites now offers Site Templates to get you started with a structure and a good looking theme.  Google Have also provided Template Tips site to help you change your ...
    Posted 12 May 2014, 04:25 by Unknown user
  • Google Sites - Site Templates - GeThemes.com / Steegle.com Mash-up Google has released Site Templates which means when you make a new site you can pick a template with a custom theme and structure ready for use.  Steegle.com has ...
    Posted 5 Mar 2014, 05:49 by Stephen Hind
  • Google Sites - Page Templates You can now make custom Page Templates in Google Sites.  This means you can make pages with a default layout and content, like certain text and images or a particular ...
    Posted 5 Mar 2014, 05:51 by Stephen Hind
  • Google Sites - Copy Site - Import Personal Site to Google Apps If you have run out of space for your personal Google Site you can move your site to Google Apps, to take advantage of the 10GB available! Instructions Invite a ...
    Posted 9 May 2014, 04:05 by Unknown user
  • Google Sites - Picasa Web Album Integration You can now add pictures from a Picasa Web Album to a Google Site from the Insert menu and upload them to a Picasa Web Album too, without leaving your ...
    Posted 5 Mar 2014, 06:01 by Stephen Hind
  • Google Sites - Copy Site - Change the URL of your Site Google has just released a new feature that allows you to make copy of your site to a new location, which means you can now use this to change the ...
    Posted 3 Dec 2015, 01:26 by Stephen Hind
  • Google Sites - Start Page Template - Google Apps If you use Google Apps then you can create a Start Page on Google Sites, similar to the iGoogle page.  Please bare in mind this is only available to Google ...
    Posted 5 Mar 2014, 06:37 by Stephen Hind
  • Google Sites - Embed Multiple Calendars (and other things)! Google has released several new features, two of which allow for easy embedding so you can now embed multiple Google Calendars that appear all in one.Instructions Go to your ...
    Posted 9 May 2014, 08:51 by Unknown user
  • Google Sites - Using Picasa Web Albums for Image Storage This article is now obsolete as Google Sites now provides Picasa Web Albums Integration.  Please see my new article instead: Google Sites - Picasa Web Album Integration Uploading photos, images and ...
    Posted 10 Feb 2014, 05:56 by Stephen Hind
  • Google Sites - Content Countdown Gadget The Countdown Gadget you can use in the sidebar of a Google Site can sometimes be out by a day, so I have created this gadget so you can embed ...
    Posted 12 May 2014, 02:11 by Unknown user
  • Google Sites - Visitor Comments - Google Friend Connect via Google Web Elements Google have now announced the end of Google Friend Connect so I do not suggest anyone uses this method to add visitor comments to a Google Site as this tool ...
    Posted 6 Jun 2014, 09:30 by Unknown user
  • Google Sites - Google Latitude Public Location Badge Google stopped the Google Latitude service so this article no longer applies. Google Latitude now offers a Public Location Badge for websites, but unfortunately the Google Latitude team have not ...
    Posted 10 Feb 2014, 06:55 by Stephen Hind
  • Google Sites SEO Guide Google Sites SEO Guide Want to get your site found easily? This search engine optimization guide helps you concentrate on what your visitors need and want from your site. If ...
    Posted 11 Apr 2014, 02:17 by Stephen Hind
  • Google Sites - Embed a Google Map AcknowledgementsMany thanks to Barry Hunter for bringing the gadget used to my attention and his instructions on how to use the KML Embed Gadget.  Barry is heavily in to ...
    Posted 6 Jun 2014, 08:44 by Unknown user
  • Google Sites FAQ Google Sites FAQ by Steegle.com Problem with a Google Site? Below follow the most frequently asked questions  about Google Sites. If you still need help use our hands-on ...
    Posted 12 Oct 2016, 04:16 by Stephen Hind
  • Google Sites - Table of Contents Google do not provide instructions on how to do everything and one of the useful features of Google Sites is the Table of Contents tool.To get the Table of ...
    Posted 5 Mar 2014, 06:53 by Stephen Hind
  • Google Sites - Visitor Comments - Google Spreadsheet Form Google Sites - Visitor Comments - Google Form One of the most frequent questions I ask in the Google Sites Help Forum is "how can I get viewer or visitor comments"?  Google ...
    Posted 31 Jan 2017, 13:45 by Stephen Hind
  • Google Sites - Making an Image a Link Many Google Sites users want to know how to make an image a link and Google have just updated Google Sites (2010-08-02) to make this even easier to ...
    Posted 11 Apr 2014, 08:06 by Unknown user
  • Google Sites - Make an E-mail Address a Link Google Sites - Make an E-mail Address a Link Many have asked how to make an e-mail address a link (clickable) so website viewers can use it (click on ...
    Posted 1 May 2014, 06:24 by Unknown user
  • Google Sites - Google Checkout Buy Now Button - Work-around Google no longer offers Google CheckoutThese instructions are no longer valid as Google does not offer Google Checkout any longer.A couple of people have asked me how I ...
    Posted 5 Mar 2014, 07:01 by Stephen Hind
  • Google Sites - New Features - September 2008 Google Sites has a few new features that they have yet to release an Announcement for, so I thought I would let you know what I have found: Links - there ...
    Posted 10 Feb 2014, 06:25 by Stephen Hind
  • Google Sites - Re-Using an Uploaded Image Google Sites keeps the images uploaded to each page separate, so if you have already uploaded an image to a page and want to use it on another then you ...
    Posted 5 Mar 2014, 07:04 by Stephen Hind
  • Google Sites - Advanced Tables We thought we would write an article of how to insert a table into a Google Site and then remove the borders.  This will require you to edit the HTML ...
    Posted 5 Jun 2014, 08:15 by Unknown user
  • Google Sites - Insert a Google Calendar These instructions tell you how to insert (embed) a Google Calendar into a Google Site.  Many people make the mistake of trying to use the embed code from Google Calendar ...
    Posted 6 Jun 2014, 02:49 by Unknown user
  • Google Sites - Adding Google Analytics Learn How to Add Google Analyticsto a Google Site With Google Sites you do not need to add code to your site, just the Tracking ID. If you get ...
    Posted 1 May 2014, 06:24 by Unknown user
  • Google Sites - Images in a row (side-by-side) Many people struggle to get images side-by-side in a Google Site: these instructions provide one way to achieve well aligned images.Instructions To get images in a row ...
    Posted 6 Jun 2014, 08:29 by Unknown user
  • Google Sites - Using a Text Box as a second Sidebar Before we made the Google Sites Howtos we added the article Google Sites - Using a Text Box as a second Sidebar to the News page, so you can find using ...
    Posted 5 Mar 2014, 07:15 by Stephen Hind
  • Google Sites - Changing URLs (web addresses) We've noticed there's a bit of confusion about changing the URLs of Google Sites, so we thought we would create an article to help explain our understanding.  This ...
    Posted 9 May 2014, 07:27 by Unknown user
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