Creating Web Pages with Google Page Creator and Google Pages

Creating Web Pages with Google Page Creator and Google Pages
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Since people began creating web pages, there has been a gap between what can be done and what is done on those pages. The problem is that most people just don’t possess the technical knowledge to create a web page, or at least one with any degree of complexity.

In the beginning, you had to create web pages by writing the code that was the base for those pages. If you weren’t well versed in the code, you could learn it, but it took a lot of time and effort to learn it well enough to create great pages.

Later, programs such as Microsoft Publisher and FrontPage becan hitting store shelves. These programs helped you create web pages but were still not the easiest software to use.

You still have both of these methods to create web pages, but services also are available that provide a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) web page creator. They also provide space on the web to put the page, which is another element that can make web page creation daunting. These services are usually point-and-click simple, and require very little time to learn. Google Page Creator and Google Pages are just such services.

Creating a Web Site

When you first log in to your Google Page Creator account, you’ll see a list of the web sites that you’ve created, if you have created any at all. This is the Page Manager screen, and that’s where you’ll always begin your work in Page Creator.

Creating a web site with Page Creator starts with a blank page. From the Page Manager screen, click Create a new page. As Figure 1 shows, the link changes to a text box where you should enter the name for the page. Select a name that relfects the title you plan to use on your page. And then click Create and Edit.

Figure 1: Enter a name for your site that reflects the site’s title.

You’re taken to a predesigned web site with the title that you entered at the top of the page. The design of the page will either be the Google default page or the same design that you used in a previous site. Learn how to change your page design in the excerpt: Google Page Creator: Choosing a Layout.

[This article is excerpted from Google Powered: Productivity with Online Tools by Jerri L. Ledford (ISBN: 978-0470109656, Wiley, Jan. 2007).]

This post is part of the series: Create Your Own Web Page Using Google Page Creator

Google Page Creator is an easy to use, web-based web page creation and editing software. Pages created using Google Page Creator can then be published in the Google Pages Community. Learn how to use Google Page Creator to start building your own web pages in no time with this article series.

  1. Navigating Google Page Creator
  2. Google Page Creator: Creating a Web Site
  3. Google Page Creator: Choosing a Layout
  4. Google Page Creator: Adding Pages
  5. Google Page Creator: Changing and Editing Links
  6. Google Page Creator: Working with Text
  7. Google Page Creator: Adding Color and Effects
  8. Google Page Creator: Adding Graphics to Your Web Site
  9. Google Page Creator: Publishing Your Site
  10. Google Page Creator: Unpublishing Your Web Site