Google Sites is a wiki-like system for collaboratively creating web
sites. Google stores the pages for you on their servers, and the
software is extremely easy to use. The page you are looking at was
created with Google Sites.
Here's the support page for getting started:
Need a Google Account? Go here:
Here's a short introductory video
Advanced Functionality with Google Sites
Working with others
Site Settings from the top-right menu, then select sharing. You can
invite people to join you as owners/collaborators of the site.
Embed YouTube video.
1. Go to the YouTube clip you want to embed. Select the URL in the browser bar and copy it.
Back on your Google Sites page, select Insert | Video | YouTube Video.
Paste the URL as the YouTube URL and provide a title for the clip.
3. Save your Google Sites page and check it out.
Embed your Calendar
Go to your Google Calendar and choose Settings. Under Calendar Details,
near the bottom, is the Calendar Address. Click the HTML button and
copy the URL (address) shown.
2. Back on your Google Sites Page, select Insert | Calendar. Paste the URL in.
doesn't seem to be a way to make an image link somewhere with the
Google Sites editor. Here, you'll need to drop into the HTML editor
provided (the button to the far right in the Sites toolbar). You can
make an image link to another page by placing the image tag itself as
the value within an anchor tag:
<a href="pageToLinkTo"><img src="picToShow"/></a>
that the src of the image needs to be uploaded to the server where the
HTML resides. And the "pageToLinkTo" is often an html file. Here's an
<a href="http://cs.usfca.edu"><img src="client_server.png"/></a>
Google gadgets are tools
that you can add to your site to do interesting things. These gadgets
are created by programmers and added to the Google Gadget world.
Fortunately, you don't have to program them, you can just use them. Try
Insert | Gadget and see what exists.
Embed a blog
gadget you can select is an RSS feed. Select Insert | Gadget and more,
then enter 'RSS' in the search. You will find a number of RSS reader
tools to choose from. Choose one such as "Simple RSS" and then enter
the URL for a feed for your blog or some blog you're interested in.
Typically you can find the URL of a feed of a blog by clicking on the
blog icon in the address bar.
Creating a logo for your site
1. Create an image of about
800x200 size. You can use Fireworks on lab computers at USF, or other
tool you have (e.g. Photoshop)
2. Select Site Settings from top menu, then the Appearance tab.
3. Choose Site Elements and then the 'change logo' link.
4. Upload your image.