Monday, August 11, 2008

Google Page Creator Service Discontinued

Google has decided to discontinue Google Page Creator service by end of this year. Google has shifted their focus to Google Sites instead. I have not really do a hands-on on Google Sites but I heard it is more advanced and definitely not going to be user-friendly for amateur users. If I am correct, embedding of JavaScript scripts is not supported at the moment. I do hope this basic web capability will be supported before Page Creator retires.

Google Announces:

We are no longer accepting new sign-ups for Page Creator because we have shifted our focus to developing Google Sites, which offers many of the capabilities of Page Creator along with new features like site-level navigation, site-level headers, control over who can see and edit your site, and rich embeddings like calendars, videos, and Google docs.

If you are currently a Page Creator user, you can continue to use Page Creator and your pages will automatically be transitioned to Google Sites later this year. We are committed to making this transition as smooth and easy as possible, and we will post more details as we get closer to the transition time. You can also manually move your web pages from Page Creator to Google Sites or other service providers at any time.

Google Page Creator Announcement
http://pages.google.com/-/about.html

2 comments:

  1. With Google Page Creator you could upload HTML files and it was much easier to make your pages look exactly the way you wanted using uploaded HTML files and CSS files (or CSS in HTML). With Google Sites you can't use uploaded HTML files with CSS and you can't use scripting either.

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  2. Google will need to improve on their Google Sites and that's a minimal we can ask for.

    hongjun

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