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Google  Sites  Lightning  Talk
Google  Sites  Lightning  Talk
Google  Sites  Lightning  Talk
Google  Sites  Lightning  Talk
Google  Sites  Lightning  Talk
Google  Sites  Lightning  Talk
Google  Sites  Lightning  Talk
Google  Sites  Lightning  Talk
Google  Sites  Lightning  Talk
Google  Sites  Lightning  Talk
Google  Sites  Lightning  Talk
Google  Sites  Lightning  Talk
Google  Sites  Lightning  Talk
Google  Sites  Lightning  Talk
Google  Sites  Lightning  Talk
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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).

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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  • 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. Hosted sites • Geocities? • Tripod? • AngelFire? • Google Sites Saturday, 27 June 2009
  • 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. An embarrassment from 1996 from web.archive.org Saturday, 27 June 2009
  • 5. Not much has changed in 2009 Saturday, 27 June 2009
  • 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. 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. But what really rocks? • Templates! Saturday, 27 June 2009
  • 9. OK, its not just that • Analytics integration • AdSense integration Saturday, 27 June 2009
  • 10. Lists Saturday, 27 June 2009
  • 11. Lists • Type: • Checkbox, Date, Dropdown, Text, URL Saturday, 27 June 2009
  • 12. Voila! Poor man’s MS Access Saturday, 27 June 2009
  • 13. Embedding gadgets Literally a pull-down menu away Saturday, 27 June 2009
  • 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. Your experiences? Thanks! Colin Charles byte@bytebot.net http://bytebot.net/blog/ Saturday, 27 June 2009

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