Showing posts from November, 2016

New Google Sites Top Needed Features

Have you played with the New Google Sites? If you have, you may be noticing some missing key features. According to the Google Sites Help Forum (!topic/sites/NXcBWrvLq2c) here are some top requests and what the Google Sites team is working on, thankfully: Publish to a group Obviously permissions is an important part of Google Sites. You may want to share you site with the whole world or just a small group of associates. Contact groups are nice to share to as well, since that group can be flexible and change. Customize logo Just text won't cut it for long. We want to brand these sites don't we. I don't exactly understand the need to limit us to a few colors and few fonts. =/ Copy a page/section Makes sense. Map to a domain Hugely important both for internal usage and external. We want to easily navigate to these sites. Search within a Site I don't know why this wasn't built in first thing. This alone will limit us to sma

New Google Sites comes November 9 - Here's what you should do

Google has announced via email that the new Google Sites is coming November 9th, 2016. Here are my recommendations for classic sites users the world over. Public Websites As far as I know, and this may change in the release, New Google Sites cannot be mapped to a custom domain. That makes getting to a New Google Site impossible with a nice web address. This is a deal-breaker right now until the feature is available. Intranets Google has said and it is still the case, that New Google Sites is very basic, only capable of small project sites. Therefore, your large intranets, your functional hubs, your wikis, those just aren't ready to be built in the New Sites. Right now, you can only build pages in two levels. Page & Subpage. Navigation is limited to say the least. Again, this is a major roadblock to large sites. Also, many gadgets just aren't available yet, so if you want extra functions outside G Suite or Awesome Tables, you'll have to wait.