New Google Sites Features >
There are many things about Google Sites which can save businesses time and money and development costs.The growing list of features provides enough control for any graphic designer or advanced web developer, looking to create cloud systems within a low maintenance environment .
The Google Sites ( Free Websites from Google ) CMS has many features which include Html editor, GAS Editor - full integration with your Google Docs, Calendar and Youtube etc... you can embed create and develop webpages & websites without any coding knowledge.
Full CMS and WYSIWYG HTML editor.
There are large libraries of sites templates, Google Gadgets, Google Apps Scripts, Apps Scripts Gadgets videos which are searchable internally in Google sites.
The Html Editor has all the standard HTML you will need and you can also edit the html code within your webpages.The HTML is filtered and standardized.
Google Apps Script Editor is built into Google Sites. Google Drive (Docs) and Google Apps features GAS also.
Google Apps Script (GAS) classes allow automated systems
eg. sites form to calendar to email..
GAS Also provides API integration, mySQL, oAuth [twitter etc..] and continued advancements towards cloud connectivity. GAS can be used for fast standalone Apps (through JSON) which work well on the iPhone/ Android.
New Google Sites Application Here:
Some of the new features of the new Google Sites are as follows.
Hopefully we will see the Google Drive addon format introduced into Google Sites Pages as Developer Modules or plugins like on Wordpress and Drupal.
Adding a reference has never been easier ,
just like social media the new gogole sites uses meta data like meta
description , meta url and meta image to add the most valid information. You can simple toggle control the Title, URL and Image visibility as you require it.
Uploading files and folders directly from Google Drive view in the sidebar to Google Sites making the workflow more stream lined.
More Details on the Rollout of New Google Sites coming soon!
Standard Material Design features are baked into the Google Sites layout, with the option of swappiing between a page horizontal layout or a drawer menu with a 'hamburger' menu button to neatly hide web site pages. The 'hamburger' menu button is the default for Mobile view with the drawer pages menu collapsed by default also.
Integration of Live collaboration tools across devices, similar to Google Drive Document sharing tools, allow multple users contribute to an entire web site or single page at the same time.
Easy access and insert and embed stock images through Google search , Upload and Google Drive. Image adjustment tools like automagically adjusting the contrast and hue of an image to promote Title text visibility. Adjustment like smart resize, orientation and cropping are available directly on the sites page.
Initial Pages are by default private, until published to the Web or Google Apps Domain , very similar to the Google Drive workflow for Drive Documents.
WYSIWYG Dragging and Dropping Rich HTML content directly while on the Google Sites page editor. Using the Browser Console it is also possible to search and edit the WYSIWYG content quickly using the exact CSS style values and available HTML attribute controls.
A new feature directly from the Google Drive menu [www.drive.google.com will be now where you can create a new Google Sites Page . Web Site and Web Apps Files will be directly integrated with Google Drive like normal Google Drive Documents.
Google Drive and Google Apps Script combine with Google Sites solid core functionality to match and rival the best CMS [Content Management] and allow greater possibilities for Google Apps , Native Apps and Progressive Web Apps.
Moving increasingly closer to Mobile Development Professional design and responsive views, Android and iOS integration through Progressive Web Apps Design. Google sites will Enable further Advanced CSS and HTML5 Development in a more intuitive cleaner User Interface.
The Full Help Center updates should be available here when public to all users under "Use the new Google Sites (File menu on the right side)"
New Google Sites Help & Updates : https://support.google.com/sites/