Do you want to create a website, but don’t know HTML? Do you know HTML, but want to submit a quick and relatively static page in a very small amount of time? Google Page Creator is the perfect space for “extreme beginners” to get their feet wet with web design and development, or for a web design professional to publish content to the web in a hurry without the hassles of saving and resaving, publishing and republishing pages through FTP.
The following is a step by step guide to using Google Page Creator to create a mini website in under 20 minutes.
Step 1: Sign In and Access Your Account! (2 min)
Step 2: Agree to Google’s Terms and Conditions (1 min)
Agree to Google’s terms and conditions by checking the “I have read and agree” checkbox, as shown below. Then, you are ready to create your pages, so click the pushbutton to continue.
Step 3: Design your Home Page (10 min)
By default, you are taken to the home, or index page of your site, which will be available at http://yourusername.googlepages.com, once you publish it.
This homepage will be where visitors start when browsing your content. You can link other pages you create to this home page later.
Design your home page using the easy to use, what you see is what you get (WYSIWYG) editor, as shown below.
If you don’t like the look and layout that the page has defaulted to, use the Change Look and Change Layout buttons located in the upper right hand corner. Choose the desired look and layout from the list of options, as shown below. Click the thumbnails to see larger versions of the theme and layout options available when using Google Page Creator.
Step 5: Publish to the web (1 min)
When you are done designing and creating your home and sub pages, and are ready to publish your site to the web, simply click the “Publish” button located in the top left side of the WYSIWYG editor.
You have now created and published a baby sized website, all in under 20 minutes! As you can see, Google Page Creator can be a very useful tool if you want to publish a site to share with others quickly and easily, while still maintaining an attractive look and functional layout.