27/06/2009




                               Sites
                         or a poor man’s database
                    ...
Hosted sites

                    • Geocities?
                    • Tripod?
                    • AngelFire?
            ...
Benefits
                    • Can put it on your (sub)domain
                     • site.bytebot.net
                    •...
An embarrassment
                             from 1996




                         from web.archive.org




Saturday, 27...
Not much has changed
                         in 2009




Saturday, 27 June 2009
Why do I bother?

                    • I blog a lot more these days, rather than
                         update static H...
So, what’s Google Sites?
                    • Multimedia, calendars, presentations, text,
                         all in...
But what really rocks?
                    • Templates!




Saturday, 27 June 2009
OK, its not just that


                    • Analytics integration
                    • AdSense integration


Saturday, ...
Lists




Saturday, 27 June 2009
Lists

                                 • Type:
                                  • Checkbox,
                            ...
Voila! Poor man’s MS
                                 Access




Saturday, 27 June 2009
Embedding gadgets




              Literally a pull-down menu away



Saturday, 27 June 2009
Problems?
                    • AdSense, you can’t track based on a
                         channel
                    •...
Your experiences?


                                   Thanks!
                                 Colin Charles
            ...
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Google Sites Lightning Talk

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A lightning talk, introducing Google Sites, things you can do with it, and how I played with their Lists (to create the Malaysian politicians that use social media list).

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Google Sites Lightning Talk

  1. 1. 27/06/2009 Sites or a poor man’s database (ok, really, MS Access) Colin Charles byte@bytebot.net http://bytebot.net/blog/ Saturday, 27 June 2009
  2. 2. Hosted sites • Geocities? • Tripod? • AngelFire? • Google Sites Saturday, 27 June 2009
  3. 3. Benefits • Can put it on your (sub)domain • site.bytebot.net • Can have it as part of Google Apps for Your Domain • You get a whole lot more space (100MB/ site vs 10GB/domain) Saturday, 27 June 2009
  4. 4. An embarrassment from 1996 from web.archive.org Saturday, 27 June 2009
  5. 5. Not much has changed in 2009 Saturday, 27 June 2009
  6. 6. Why do I bother? • I blog a lot more these days, rather than update static HTML pages • vim foo.html; rsync -e ssh -vzra foo.html bytebot.net:~/public_html/ • Pages on the other hand are great for “resource building” Saturday, 27 June 2009
  7. 7. So, what’s Google Sites? • Multimedia, calendars, presentations, text, all in one place • Easy to use editor (like office software) • Control permissions for viewing/editing • Gadgets • I want to play with this more Saturday, 27 June 2009
  8. 8. But what really rocks? • Templates! Saturday, 27 June 2009
  9. 9. OK, its not just that • Analytics integration • AdSense integration Saturday, 27 June 2009
  10. 10. Lists Saturday, 27 June 2009
  11. 11. Lists • Type: • Checkbox, Date, Dropdown, Text, URL Saturday, 27 June 2009
  12. 12. Voila! Poor man’s MS Access Saturday, 27 June 2009
  13. 13. Embedding gadgets Literally a pull-down menu away Saturday, 27 June 2009
  14. 14. Problems? • AdSense, you can’t track based on a channel • Option to tag, in terms of type (making for easier organisation) • Imagine a field where it was freeform “text”, but comma separation garnered them as tags Saturday, 27 June 2009
  15. 15. Your experiences? Thanks! Colin Charles byte@bytebot.net http://bytebot.net/blog/ Saturday, 27 June 2009
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