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November 17, 2016 Update:

On November 9, 2016, Google announced that the New Google Sites is now available to everyone:

https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2016/11/a-totally-rebuilt-google-sitesnow.html

To access the New Google Sites:

Google Drive --> New --> More --> Google Sites

Copy and paste from above link RE: classic to new Google Sites migration:

"Please note:
  • In 2017, we’ll provide and recommend options to migrate your sites from the classic Sites to the new Sites.
  • Beginning in 2018, we’ll send a timeline and instructions regarding the gradual process to shut down the classic Sites. The specific date for the shutdown of the classic Sites has yet to be set, but we’ll inform you at least one year in advance of that shutdown."

Google Sites Help Forum Top Contributor, Steegle, has lots of resources to help with the transition:

Google Sites Help Forum:
 

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I'll update this web page with resources as the changes are made-- stay tuned!

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Sac Volvo Club 2016 (Classic Sites) Website Re-Design Resources:

Updated 11/17/2016

Colors:


HTML / CSS Information and Help:

General Internet Search



Tools:

Browser Tools / Extensions:
Firefox: Developer Tools

Chrome: Developer Tools

Google Material Design Lite:



Material Design Box Shadows

Code Pen by Samuel Thornton
https://codepen.io/sdthornton/pen/wBZdXq


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January 15, 2015 Update:

Note: This website was created in 2009 and these links were instrumental in creating this site at that time.

Google is known for continually updating and changing its products, so some of the techniques described in the links below may no longer work and/or may no longer be needed as there may be new techniques / work-arounds to achieve the goal you are working towards.

I'll keep the original links as a historical reference in case you are looking to recreate anything on this site so that you can either use the link (if it still works) or search for the "current" equivalent in the support forums.

(Check the web archive if a link is text only.)

I'll also update the top of this page with resources I still access frequently while maintaining the site and note any updates to links that effect the updates I am making to the site.

My Frequently Accessed Links / Resources and/or Frequently Used Techniques:

Always a good place to start to search for your questions and see the latest updates/problems/solutions.

I use tables a lot (with and without borders) to keep content organized across web browsers and viewing platforms.

-Copied and pasted from below:
HTML Tutorials:
http://www.w3schools.com/html/default.asp
>Note: Google Sites does not allow full HTML modification, but some basic HTML can be added for formatting.
    Here's an example that does work: Creating "jump links" within the same page:
    http://www.w3schools.com/html/tryit.asp?filename=tryhtml_link_locations
        Related Topics:
        http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=346cbe5229275fc1&hl=en
        http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=3ce716d5f5782e24&hl=en
        This technique may not be working with Sites at this time. If you are having trouble using this technique, use a Table of Contents.
        Steegle's Article: Table of Contents
        http://www.steegle.com/websites/google-sites-howtos/googlesites-tableofcontents
            Related Topic:
            http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=26ec359fc95220e8&hl=en
    Other basic HTML examples:
    http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_examples.asp
I use jump links to:
-Get "Back to top of page"
-On the events pages to navigate to specific events on the page and across pages.
-Move around long pages (create my own place-markers).
  Example: http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/technical-resources  See side links and buttons.

-Colors



Updates to Frequently Accessed Links / Resources and/or Frequently Used Techniques:

-PDF Viewer:
Seems some changes have been made to the way PDF documents have been uploaded to the website/file cabinet page(s) of the website.
I am now hosting documents in Google Drive per Mori's Instructions:
https://sites.google.com/site/mori79/html-gadgets/how-tos/google-drive-web-hosting
And, using a new PDF gadget created and found here:
http://web.ejimford.com/2014/07/gadget-embed-pdf-google-drive-google-sites/
This gadget allows direct embeding of a PDF from Google Drive to Google Sites.

-Update/Alternate to Spreadsheet Comment Forms:


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Original Content:


Google Sites allows you to create websites quickly and easily.
No prior knowledge of HTML coding is needed to get started and it is free of charge.

You can also purchase a domain name and assign it to Sites, although, if you are considering purchasing a domain name, it may also be worth investigating Google Apps Standard Edition as it offers a larger storage capacity for Sites (100Mb versus 10Gb) and bundles the associated features together (e-mail, calendar, documents) inside your domain name.

"How much Storage do I have [with the different versions of] Sites?"
http://www.google.com/support/sites/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=96770

Public Sites Created by Google Sites Users

Google Sites Help Forum "Share Your Site" Section:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/label?lid=1e2e8f9269f8b945&hl=en

    Art:
    http://www.orenob.com/
    
http://sites.google.com/a/lakedistrictwatercolours.co.uk/www/

    Audiobook Theater:
    http://www.audiobooktheater.com/

    Band (Jazz Musicians):
    http://www.thehoneycatz.com/
        More Information about how this site was created:
        Google Sites Share Your Site Discussion Topic

    Charity (Adventure Activities):
    http://sites.google.com/site/breakoutadventure/

    Gaming:
    http://sites.google.com/site/gaelicstormguild/Home

    Historical Society:
    http://www.siskiyoucountyhistoricalsociety.org/Home

    Home Owner Association:
    http://highlandviewpark.yukno.com/Home

    Photography:
    http://www.slowflowphoto.com/Welcome
    http://www.jsvfoto.com/Home
    http://sites.google.com/site/wildflowersonkythnos/
    http://www.tandmphoto.co.uk/
        More Information about how this site was created:
        Google Sites Share Your Site Discussion Topic


    Professor:
    http://sites.google.com/site/medmicrobes/


    Swimming Club:
    http://www.asaaquadogs.com/Home

    Tennis Club:
    http://www.portmarnocktennis.com/Home

    Google Sites "Best Sites on The Web" Discussion Topic
    (Sites are either nominated by others or self-nominated)

    Google Custom Search:
    Search Only Google Sites
    Search any website made with Google Sites.

 
For more information about Google Sites:
Overview, examples, and sign-up: 
http://www.google.com/sites/help/intl/en/overview.html 

Google Sites Blog (No longer updated):
http://googlesitesblog.blogspot.com/
Google Apps Blog  (No longer updated):
http://googleapps.blogspot.com/

Google Sites Terms:
http://www.google.com/sites/help/intl/en/terms.html

Google Sites Help Topics:

http://www.google.com/support/sites/

Google Sites Help Discussion Forum:
http://productforums.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!forum/sites
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites?hl=en

Google Sites Help Discussion Forum Archive (Search Only):
http://groups.google.com/group/sites-help

Google Sites Helpful Links & FAQs:
If you are already using Google Sites and would like more specific resources that are frequently asked on the Help Forum and/or have been used in creating/designing this site, click here to jump to this section (on this page):
Google Sites Helpful Links & FAQs

Security:
http://groups.google.com/group/sites-help-howtoadmin/browse_thread/thread/a960f80a6081ddcd

Google For Webmasters Presentation:
http://services.google.com/breeze/webmasters/googleforwebmasters/

Webmasters Tools:
https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/docs/en/about.html

Webmasters/Site Owners Help Topics:
http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/

Webmasters/Site Owners Help Forum:

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Webmasters?hl=en


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For more information about Google Apps Standard Edition:
>Note: 
As of December 6, 2012, Google is no longer offering new accounts under the free/Standard Apps Edition.
So, some of the links below may not function or will stop functioning over time.
New users signing up for Google Apps can currently choose from four options: Business, Education, Government, and Non-Profits.
The links below are references for Google Apps Standard Edition.

Overview and sign-up:

http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/group/index.html


Google Apps Blog  (No longer updated):
http://googleapps.blogspot.com/

Google Apps Terms (Standard Edition):

http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/terms/standard_terms.html

Google Apps Status Dashboard:

http://www.google.com/appsstatus#

Google Apps Help Topics for Administrators:

http://www.google.com/support/a/?hl=en

Google Apps Help Topics for Users:

http://google.com/support/a/users/?hl=en

Google Apps Help Forum:
http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/apps
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Google+Apps

Google Apps Demos and Guides:

http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?answer=88156&topic=14597

Getting Started Guide:
http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?answer=107155

Security and Privacy:
http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?answer=60762&topic=14595

Google For Webmasters Presentation:
http://services.google.com/breeze/webmasters/googleforwebmasters/

Webmasters Tools:
https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/docs/en/about.html

Webmasters/Site Owners Help Topics:
http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/

Webmasters/Site Owners Help Forum:

http://productforums.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!forum/webmasters
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Webmasters?hl=en


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Google Sites Helpful Links & FAQs

If find a broken link or there are other links/topics that you would like to see added, just let me know. Click the Google Sites Link Submission/Contact Form (#7) in the Table of Contents to the right to jump to the form.

Google Sites Help Forum Contributor's Sites:

   -Steegle's Website:
    FAQs, Clarified Instructions, How-Tos, and Advanced Techniques
    Frequently updated
    http://www.steegle.com/Home
    Steegle's FAQs
    Steegle's How-Tos
    
    -BCJ19's Website:
    FAQs & Step-by-Step Guides for Google Sites
    Frequently updated
    http://siteshelp.kccloudsolutions.com/
    bcj19's FAQs
    bcj19's Step-By-Step Guides

   -Prac's Website:
    Tips, Tricks, and Gadgets For Google Sites
    Frequently updated
    http://sites.google.com/site/annuairevin/tips-and-tricks-for-google-sites

   -Raveen's Website:
    Articles (including FAQs about his personal website):
    http://www.raveen.net/articles
    How to add Visitor Comments with Google Documents (now with screenshot images of each step in a Docs presentation).
    http://www.raveen.net/comments/create
        Steegle has similar instructions (and a video):
        http://www.steegle.com/websites/google-sites-howtos/visitor-comments-google-spreadsheet-form
    >Related topic: Embedding a Single Sheet Spreadsheet:
      http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=41bff4d3d7ab9080&hl=en

    -Philridout's Website:
     Information and How-To's for Google Sites
     Frequently updated
     http://sitesguide.pjrprojects.co.uk/home

    -Mori's Website:
     Information and Gadgets for Google Sites
     Frequently updated
     http://sites.google.com/site/mori79/home

    -K8OMS Website:
     Hints and Help for Google Sites
     http://sites.google.com/site/k8omsbob/



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Google Sites Help Forum Topics (By Category):

Site-Owners/Administrator-Related Questions:


Changing Administrator Name and/or Name Shown on Site in Announcements, Recent Activity, File Cabinet Attachments, etc.:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=29207b0c77ca9954
http://www.google.com/support/sites/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=126149
http://groups.google.com/group/sites-help-howtoadmin/browse_thread/thread/14fb01c3f36d2ccb/a7afaabcb84779e7
Related topic: How to Remain Anonymous:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=0d5940c1ed97b08e&hl=en

Recent Site Activity, Sitemap, Footer, Sub-Page Links-- Can it be Altered or Deleted?:
>Note: With the recent update to Sites (May 2009), Google has eliminated the Sitemap link in the footer.
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=207b7b13710b6b6b&hl=en
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=2621920ff9607819&hl=en

bcj19's Article: Working with the Custom Footer:
http://siteshelp.kccloudsolutions.com/step-by-step-guides/google-sites-custom-footer

bcj19's Article: Adding a Custom Favicon:
http://siteshelp.kccloudsolutions.com/step-by-step-guides/addingacustomfavicon

bcj19's Article: Moving a Page (including how to make a sub-page a top-level page and vise versa):
http://siteshelp.kccloudsolutions.com/step-by-step-guides/moving-a-page-in-google-sites

bcj19's Article: How to Reuse a Page Name (URL):
http://siteshelp.kccloudsolutions.com/step-by-step-guides/howtoreusingapagenameurl

Adding E-mail Address Links and/or Contact Us Forms:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=0342e1e9f8b1585a&hl=en
http://groups.google.com/group/sites-help-howtoadmin/browse_thread/thread/8c0ddacd09a347f3
Related Topic: More Specific Instructions on How-To Create a Form:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=34b2db24a09ede30&hl=en

Can I Move a Site from one Account to Another and/or
How to Change E-mail Accounts for Site Owners and/or How to View a Site with Another E-mail Account Than it was Created with:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?fid=79ae5ad555cc469500046468a66ebb9d&hl=en

Backing-Up Site and/or Copying Page Content/Format to Another Page/Site:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=4276ee2226cee8e1&hl=en
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?fid=6cfdb92fa59e9773000464e550aae464&hl=en
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=628172f79c3d4528&hl=en
Related Topic: How-To Transfer Content: Page to Page, Site to Site, or Site to Apps Site:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=44e7996f19ca93b2&hl=en
bcj19's Article: Copy a Site:
http://siteshelp.kccloudsolutions.com/step-by-step-guides/copysite

Changing Site URL/Domain Name:
http://sites.google.com/support/bin/topic.py?topic=15219
BCJ19's How-To Article: CNAME, Alias, Mapping... How Does It All Work?
http://sites.google.com/site/gsunhelp/step-by-step-guides/cnamealiasmappinghowdoesitallwork
Related Apps Article: Forwarding to Google Site Home Page
http://knol.google.com/k/larry-h/google-apps-discussion-group/2ywrfjibsoohc/1#view
Steegle's Article: Changing URLs (Web Addresses):
http://www.steegle.com/websites/google-sites-howtos/changing-urls

Google Analytics Versus Google Webmaster Tools:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=10390e8438819942&hl=en
Steegle's Article: Adding Analytics:
http://www.steegle.com/websites/google-sites-howtos/google-analytics
Steegle's Article: Webmaster Tools:
http://www.steegle.com/news/google-sites-now-supports-google-webmaster-tools

Promoting Your Site and Google Search Engines:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=5c38a07d9097170b&hl=en
Steegle's Article: Search Engine Optimization Guide:
http://www.steegle.com/websites/google-sites-howtos/seo-guide
Steegle's Article: Get Found in Google Search:
http://www.steegle.com/websites/google-sites-howtos/get-found-google-search

Google Sites Wishlist Features (from Google Sites Help Discussion Forum Archive):
http://groups.google.com/group/sites-help/web/wishlist

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Sharing-Related Questions:


Overview of Sharing (who can do what):
http://sites.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=90594&topic=14992
Steegle's Article: Site Sharing and Visibility Options
http://www.steegle.com/websites/google-sites-howtos/site-sharing-visibility

Do Friends, Viewers, Collaborators, or Owners Need to Create A Gmail Accounts to see/edit a Site:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=7911a4cb8c369965
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?fid=7862287650d61f2b0004639ef911bb22&hl=en
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=2f822aa23a78197f&hl=en

How-To Allow Visitors to Comment & How-To Insert a Group / Forum / Blog:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=665a5ffbeecca4de&hl=en
Similar topic with a couple more options: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=585c5ec8c9010383&hl=en
Embeding a Google Groups Forum into Google Sites: http://groups.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1050653
If using the Google Documents Form technique, here is a related topic: Embedding a Single Sheet Spreadsheet:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=41bff4d3d7ab9080&hl=en

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Techniques/Formatting-Related Questions:


How to Create the "Boxes" and/or Copy the Layout/Template of the Example Site Pages:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?fid=06fa9220ceb976cb00046467e635fa8b&hl=en
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=4f724108989f0d3c&hl=en
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=7a5ab1fb16316916&hl=en
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=25fa5f42ff4211d9&hl=en

How to Change the Page Background (So that the Page Background Could Be Different On Each Page-- Note this is NOT the same as the Website Background):
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=46073b85cc7ee480&hl=en
Mori's Article: How-To Change Content Background
http://sites.google.com/site/mori79/html-gadgets/how-tos/content-background

bcj19's Article: Using Style Attributes with Google Sites
http://siteshelp.kccloudsolutions.com/step-by-step-guides/usingthestyleattributewithgooglesites

Technique to Save Space in Sites by Uploading Images/Photos to File Cabinet Pages:
http://groups.google.com/group/sites-help-howtoend/browse_thread/thread/2923af392e942360?pli=1
Related Topic: Why You Can't Delete Pictures Uploaded to the Page:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=02d74b3b18a1c81c&hl=en
bcj19's Article: Working with Page Attachments, Images and File Cabinets:
http://sites.google.com/site/gsunhelp/step-by-step-guides/sitespageattachmentsimagesfilecabbinets
How to insert files in File cabinet in to page content?
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=10a03c3ed8657591&hl=en
Related Topic: How can images in File Cabinet be inserted in a page?
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=7c439c75c0e48376&hl=en
Can I use file cabinet pages from different sites?
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=36f374f1a38f2666&hl=en

Steegle's Article: Sort Attachments with a List Page
http://www.steegle.com/websites/google-sites-howtos/sort-attachments-files-list-page

How To Make an Image a Link and How to Remove a Link From an Image:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=500feba7e0b42b15&hl=en

Steegle's Article: Images in a Row (Side-By-Side):
http://www.steegle.com/websites/google-sites-howtos/images-in-a-row

Steegle's Article: Advanced Tables (How to Center the Table, Remove Borders, Merge Cells/Columns, and add Background Colors):
http://www.steegle.com/websites/google-sites-howtos/advanced-tables
Note: Tables can also be used to force formatting on a page (i.e., make a section of a page two or more columns, keep objects side-by-side... If you don't want the table lines visible, just follow Steegle's directions in step five above.) I highly recommend this technique anytime you are planning to put an object next to text as I have found that different browers display things differently and using this table technique keeps things looking the same no matter what browser/screen size your viewer may have. A nice visual step-by-step of this technique can be seen here:
http://www.googlesiteswebdesign.com/2011/03/magic-tables-get-lined-up-and-look-pro.html

Steegle's Article: Using Text Box as a Second Sidebar:
http://www.steegle.com/websites/google-sites-howtos/google-sites---using-a-text-box-as-a-second-sidebar

Showing Subpages (different levels) in Navigation Bar:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=7635d441079bda89&hl=en

Navigation Buttons:
http://groups.google.com/group/sites-help-howtoend/browse_thread/thread/458f7536557417df/04bebc2ec6280790
Mori's Article on Navigation Buttons:
http://sites.google.com/site/mori79/html-gadgets/how-tos/navigation-menus

Steegle's Article: Table of Contents:
http://www.steegle.com/websites/google-sites-howtos/googlesites-tableofcontents
>Note: This technique can also be used to create "jump" links within the same page and across pages.

Inserting Calendars with Multiple Colors:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=3fd11e7973515132&hl=en
Related Topic with Further Instructions on how to use Prac's Gadget:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=47ad4924c6209ac2&hl=en

Inserting a Spreadsheet in Sites Which can be Edited When Viewing the Page:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=1247c558d6a75ce1&hl=en

How-To Create a Form:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=34b2db24a09ede30&hl=en
Related topic: Adding E-mail Address Links and/or Contact Us Forms:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=0342e1e9f8b1585a&hl=en
http://groups.google.com/group/sites-help-howtoadmin/browse_thread/thread/8c0ddacd09a347f3
Steegle's Article: Adding Script to Google Docs Spreadsheet Forms to get a Direct E-mail When a Form is Submitted:
http://www.steegle.com/websites/google-sites-howtos/apps-script-contact-us-form-email

Embedding Outside Gadgets/Objects into Sites with iFrame Container:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=585ec73278064bb9&hl=en
Prac's site also has numerous ideas and work-arounds:
https://sites.google.com/site/annuairevin/tips-and-tricks-for-google-sites

How-To Allow Visitors to Comment & How-To Insert a Group / Forum / Blog:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=665a5ffbeecca4de&hl=en
Similar topic with a couple more options: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=585c5ec8c9010383&hl=en
Embeding a Google Groups Forum into Google Sites: http://groups.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1050653
If using the Google Documents Form technique, here is a related topic: Embedding a Single Sheet Spreadsheet:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=41bff4d3d7ab9080&hl=en

How to link to a PDF and How to Insert a Viewable PDF into Sites (using prac's gadget):
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=11c2677443d2e315&hl=en
Mori's Tips to insert viewable PDF into Sites:
Method One: Docs Viewer: http://sites.google.com/site/mori79/html-gadgets/how-tos/google-docs-viewer
Method Two: PDF Wrapper: http://sites.google.com/site/mori79/html-gadgets/how-tos/pdf-wrapper

Centering the Banner/Header/Logo Image:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=110c8412c105d6fd&hl=en
bcj19's Article: Header / Logo Alignment
http://siteshelp.kccloudsolutions.com/step-by-step-guides/google-sites-header-logo-alignment

Template Tips:
http://sites.google.com/site/sitetemplateinfo/home
bcj19's Articles About Templates:
Page Templates: http://siteshelp.kccloudsolutions.com/step-by-step-guides/pagetemplates
Changing Page Templates: http://siteshelp.kccloudsolutions.com/step-by-step-guides/changingpagetemplates
Site Templates: http://siteshelp.kccloudsolutions.com/step-by-step-guides/sitetemplates

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Extras/Gadget-Related Questions:


Adding/Attaching Music to Sites:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=2b413486e314af0a&hl=en
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=31138c118f1ca509&hl=en
prac also has gadgets (look under "Sounds"):
http://sites.google.com/site/annuairevin/tips-and-tricks-for-google-sites
Mori also has an entire section on his website devoted to Media Players (Note: media heavy; may load slowly):
http://sites.google.com/site/mori79/html-gadgets/media-players

Hit Counters:
http://groups.google.com/group/sites-help-howtoend/browse_thread/thread/14ec77d9cc0c5652

How to Add/Create a Poll:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=31a1cb1edf710a01&hl=en
Philridout has an idea posted on his website using formulas in Google Docs:
http://sitesguide.pjrprojects.co.uk/google-sites/how-tos/create-a-poll-using-google-forms

Flash Games:
http://groups.google.com/group/sites-help-howtoadmin/browse_thread/thread/ff9c632930257987?pli=1
Mori also has instructions for a Flash Wrapper gadget:
http://sites.google.com/site/mori79/html-gadgets/media-players/flash-wrapper

Animated .GIFs:
https://www.google.com/support/sites/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=92123
Related Topic: How to put Animated GIFs on your Site (work-around):
http://groups.google.com/group/sites-help-howtoadmin/browse_thread/thread/dc29fddbf7e60bf8
prac also has a gadget to insert .GIFs:
http://sites.google.com/site/annuairevin/displaying-gif-animations

RSS Feeds:
http://www.google.com/support/sites/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=92927
bcj19's Article: RSS Feeds Work Around, part one:
http://siteshelp.kccloudsolutions.com/step-by-step-guides/googlesitesrssfeed
bcj19's Article: RSS Feeds Work Around, part two:
http://siteshelp.kccloudsolutions.com/step-by-step-guides/googlesitesrssfeed-part2feed43com
TVS has a couple RSS feed gadgets available here:
http://www.tvshelp.com/google-gadgets-for-websites
Steegle's Article: E-mail subscription to feeds:
http://www.steegle.com/websites/google-sites-howtos/email-subscription-feedburner

AddThis Button:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=1d99a8f12edcb848&hl=en
For other social gadget options, see Prac's site:
http://sites.google.com/site/annuairevin/tips-and-tricks-for-google-sites
Another AddThis option can be found at the TVS website:
http://www.tvshelp.com/google-gadgets-for-websites/addthis_6_-by-tvs
    They also have a couple other gadgets for ShareThis: http://www.tvshelp.com/google-gadgets-for-websites

Steegle's Article: Google Buzz Gadget
http://www.steegle.com/websites/google-sites-howtos/google-buzz-button-gadget

bcj19's Article: Adding a Google Talk Chatback Badge:
http://siteshelp.kccloudsolutions.com/step-by-step-guides/chatback-badge

Adding a Facebook Fan Widget:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=6cdf4a443b239ccc&hl=en
Another suggestion posted is to generate you code at Facebook and use Mori's "Code Wrapper" gadget. See DaLondra's post here:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=6a2d011c4ad08eb7&hl=en
Related topic:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=2cb2ff61043caf1e&hl=en

bcj19's Article: Custom Google Search:
http://siteshelp.kccloudsolutions.com/step-by-step-guides/customsearch

Gadgets API:
For those interested in creating a gadget
http://code.google.com/apis/gadgets/index.html
bcj19's Article: Building Gadgets for Google Sites:
http://siteshelp.kccloudsolutions.com/step-by-step-guides/buildinggadgetsforgooglesites

Customized Google Search:
http://www.google.com/coop/cse/

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Buying/Selling/Advertising Questions:


Affiliate Links:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=368b703ac508564d&hl=en
Related Topic: Why was my Site Disabled?
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=1c87c683c21dd115&hl=en

Can I Sell Things?
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=05adeb4f8cdd4773&hl=en
Related Topic: No Reseller/Distributor Businesses/Products allowed on Sites:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=07fb20826ed6e8ee&hl=en

bcj19's Article: Google Site's Program Policies (about Affiliate Links and Selling Products)
http://siteshelp.kccloudsolutions.com/step-by-step-guides/googlesitesprogrampolicies

Paypal, Google Check-Out and Related Selling/Commerce Questions:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=728991debf8c21b5&hl=en
Steegle's Article: Google Checkout Buy Now Work-Around:
http://www.steegle.com/websites/google-sites-howtos/google-checkout-work-around
bcj19's Article: Paypal Work-Around:
http://siteshelp.kccloudsolutions.com/step-by-step-guides/usingpaypalwithgooglesites
Steegle's Article: PayPal Simple Storefront Gadget
http://www.steegle.com/websites/google-sites-howtos/paypal-simple-storefront-gadget

Google AdSense:
>As of June 2, 2009, AdSense is now integrated into Google Sites.
bcj19's article: Enabling AdSense with Google Sites:
http://siteshelp.kccloudsolutions.com/step-by-step-guides/enablingadsensewithgooglesites
Related topic:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=43e6efd3a47869d0&hl=en

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Miscellaneous:

If you are getting stuck at a certain point and keep getting the same error message and/or can't proceed to the next step or save your edits, try clearing your browser cache and temporary internet files. Sometimes errors are stored and repeated until they are cleared. Here are some instructions from the Gmail Help Topics:
http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=8840

How to Report a Site for Abuse:
Scroll down to the bottom of the page, there is a "Report Abuse" link in the footer of every page.
Related Topic: How to Report Illegal Activity:
http://www.google.com/support/sites/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=116262
Related Topic:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=51bdddcd24f2fe08&hl=en

How to Report Copyright Infringement:
http://www.google.com/support/websearch/bin/answer.py?answer=58&ctx=sibling
Related Topic:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=3ce288f9e4a02761&hl=en

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Other Helpful Tools:

Google Documents Templates:
http://docs.google.com/templates?sort=hottest&view=public

Hex Color Charts:
http://www.tbi.univie.ac.at/TBI/hex_color_chart.html
http://www.colorcombos.com/combotester.html

HTML Tutorials:
http://www.w3schools.com/html/default.asp
>Note: Google Sites does not allow full HTML modification, but some basic HTML can be added for formatting.
    Here's an example that does work: Creating "jump links" within the same page:
    http://www.w3schools.com/html/tryit.asp?filename=tryhtml_link_locations
        Related Topics:
        http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=346cbe5229275fc1&hl=en
        http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=3ce716d5f5782e24&hl=en
        This technique may not be working with Sites at this time. If you are having trouble using this technique, use a Table of Contents.
        Steegle's Article: Table of Contents
        http://www.steegle.com/websites/google-sites-howtos/googlesites-tableofcontents
            Related Topic:
            http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=26ec359fc95220e8&hl=en
    Other basic HTML examples:
    http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_examples.asp

HTML Codes for Symbols & Special Characters:
http://www.ascii.cl/htmlcodes.htm

Free Stock Images, Clip Art, and Fonts:
A list complied by a Google Sites User here (scroll down to the bottom):
http://www.googlesiteswebdesign.com/p/links.html

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