by +Dean Stokes
The new Google Sites was announced this week and is currently in early access. I was lucky enough to get hands on and see whether Google has truly given Sites some much needed love.
For years, users have been asking Google to update Sites. Whilst it’s a great tool and hugely customisable, we all know deep down that it just looked a bit, well, old!
The new Sites has clearly been built from the ground up. It has a beautiful user interface which makes use of Google’s material design principles and is just as intuitive as their other tools like Forms (which also recently received a refresh).
To give myself a challenge, I decided to attempt to rebuild my personal site using Google Sites. I originally used a Bootstrap template and it took me nearly 3 days to get everything just as I wanted it. With the new Sites I achieved the same result in half an hour!
Watch the video below to get an overview of how this awesome tool works and keep an eye out for another post soon where I’ll dive further into the tools available and discuss the things that I think we’re likely to see added in future.
Dean is a Google Apps expert. He spends his time training staff at schools and businesses all around the world.
Get more tips on his site – blog.deanjstokes.co.uk