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I am looking for new ideas for Google Sites templates.

Due to going back to work full time, I just don't have the time to come up with monthly original ideas for new free Google Sites templates for the Google Sites Gallery.

Do you have one? If you have an idea and a sample site to show me, tell me about it via this form.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1vfixyNRHzbbx7nkJTeffTOqQWi2ydF94EzC2GlbmdmQ/viewform

If it is a good candidate for a Google Sites template, I'll give it a try and see if I can make a Google Sites version.

I look forward to hearing your ideas and seeing your sample sites.
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I need Google Sites templates ideas.Hi. I am Weby, a Google Site's enthusiast. I am looking for new free template ideas. I have run out of my own. If you have one, tell me about it and if it is a good candidate, I'll try to create a Google Sites version. If you want to give feedback, that would be appreciated but you don't have to be part of the process. To see examples of my other templates, visit my site of free Google Sites templates. http://templates.sitessos.com/
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Hello. I came across you searching for a site builder. I would like a new site that is multi-screen for taxexec.com 
New idea? Maybe add a tab where the user can change colors easily for the background. Like you have in a website editor. An image at Day,dawn, night, moonlight etc. For us getting older, friends picture background when you mouse over, it shows their name. Add imges of your friends and morph to see what it looks like. lol
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July (late post) 2014 Google Sites Template

This month's late template is Simple Template 4. Perfect for starter site or a site with images or videos as the focus instead of text . It can be used as a regular site, too, but a lot of white text on a black background can be hard to read.

Desktop View
simpletemplate4

Mobile View 
This is not a true mobile view so check on a mobile device to see it as it really is.
home | simpletemplate4

To Use This Template
#1 CREATE A COLOR PALETTE
Use it as is or use your own colors.  To create a color palette, choose  2 dominant colors and 2 supporting colors that are lighter versions of the first colors. Use colors from your logo, header image or site images and videos. 

#2 CHANGE GOOGLE SITES TEMPLATE COLORS
Change the site and font colors and modify the template image colors to match your color palette. You may remove the site page background image or modify it, too.

This template works on mobile but check it after every site update to make sure it is still displaying properly.

What do you think? 
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May 2014 Google Sites Template

This month I reworked an old template from the Google Sites Gallery. The content was still useful but the design was out-of-date. I updated the design and made sure it works on mobile devices, too, but please check on your's to be sure.

To Use This Template
1 - header height can be changed but header image's height must be changed, too
2 - site width can be changed
3 - replace header placeholder header image with your own OR download the current header image, modify and upload
4 - replace footer images and home page image
5 - rename pages or use as-is
5 - DO NOT CHANGE THE BACKGROUND COLOR. This base theme has a very tiny image by each header that is not visible with the current background color. There is no way to remove it.

What do you think? Is the new template an improvement?
reworkedprofessionalsite
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February 2014 Google Sites Template

This month's template was another experiment in mobile sites.

About The Template
This template works on cell, tablet and desktop. A footer (page background), wrapper and header image were used.


What Was Tested

I concentrated on the header section of the GS template because it is such an important part of a website. It can display a site's name, logo, supporting image and even a search box.  I wanted to know exactly what content can be displayed in the header on a mobile device.

Lessons Learned

1 - both a logo and site name probably cannot be used together, choose one, the logo will push the site name out of its way
2 - a header image and the site name can be used because the site name will sit on top of the header image but watch the site name font size so that it fits within the header image height
3 - the simplest option is to use the site name with a colored background OR just one image containing all of your worded content, the latter can have a color background in the header, too
4 - space is limited in the header, too much content (both a logo and site name) or large content will push other content out of the way including the horizontal navigation links
5 - keep the header height small for cell phones because it will use up a lot of screen space 

Remember to always test on a real mobile device when working with mobile sites.

View template  here. 
mobilewebsitetemplate2

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Looks Great Lorrie ! :) I'm amazed how many large businesses still rush mobile sites. Google Sites really does a very nice job for mobile from technical viewpoint.. responsiveness, alignment, redraws etc...
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NEW! Google Sites Professional Wedding Templates

Organize and manage your wedding with a professional Google Sites Wedding website template. Integrate maps, images, spreadsheets and forms to keep guests, planners and family up-to-date.

FEATURES
- color palette can be changed easily
-  header height may be decreased
- 2 images to choose from
- wedding appropriate pages
- save time organizing, planning and creating your template
- free and professional help available

View images, sample template and prices. Paypal accepted.   
http://www.sitessos.com/professional-templates/wedding-templates-for-sale

View slideshow here.
http://simplebooklet.com/publish.php?wpKey=2EVMpdpRPII9yJfTY8k8Dq#wpKey=2EVMpdpRPII9yJfTY8k8Dq#page=0
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November Google Sites Template

This month's template was created for businesss but may be used for hobbyists and enthusiasts, as well.  A Guitar Repair business is the theme but it may be changed by simply changing the header and page background images.

Two blank header images come with the template: one with the template's colors and one with neutrals so you can add your own colors. Add your own images and/or text.

Note that Blank 2 header image has three boxes instead of two to give you more options. You may use create one large area by filling the entire header or you may use a combination of one and two boxes or all three boxes filling each with different colors, images or text. You decide. If you do change the header colors, change them in the template, too, to match.

To use, download, modify and reupload the image.  A image program is required but one of the many free online ones may work.

Your comments are welcome.

View the template here. guitarrepairtemplate
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August (late post) 2014 Google Sites Template

This month's late template is Simple Template 5. Simple templates have no specific purpose and are easy to use. You decide what to use them for : Business, Personal, Nonprofit. More pages may be needed, though.

Desktop View
home | simplesitetemplate5

Mobile View 
This is not a true mobile view so check on a mobile device to see it as it really is.
home | simplesitetemplate5

To Use This Template
#1 CREATE A COLOR PALETTE
Use it as is or use your own colors.  HINT Match the colors of your graphics (logo included), images and site links to give your site a cohesive look. To create a color palette, use colors from your logo, header image or site images. 

#2 CHANGE GOOGLE SITES TEMPLATE COLORS
- gear icon at the top right corner of any page in your site
- manage site
- themes, colors and fonts 

This template works on mobile but check it after every site update to make sure it is still displaying properly.

What do you think? 
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Nice !
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June 2014 Google Sites Template

This month I reworked an old template from the Google Sites Gallery. The content was still useful but the design was out-of-date. I updated the design and made sure it works on mobile devices, too, but please check on your's to be sure.

Desktop View
home | reworkedprojectwiki

Mobile View
home | reworkedprojectwiki

View Original and New Template Side by Side
http://templates.sitessos.com/templates/reworked-templates

To Use This Template
1 - header image and title
-can use both the header image & title at the same time
BUT IF mobile is important, test in mobile view and adjust header height to accommodate both keeping the header height small for mobile screens at the same time
-can use either alone but the mobile testing and header height still apply
2 - site width can be changed
3 - replace header placeholder header image with your own OR download the current header image, modify and upload (trans PNG)
4 - rename pages or use as-is
5 - template palette can be changed, if you need to know what CSS to change, contact me

What do you think? Is the new template an improvement?
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March 2014 Google Sites Template

This month's template is inspired by Spring. It is clean, bright, simple and Green. 

About The Template
This template works on cell and desktop but some side scrolling is needed for a tablet. It is super simple in design and color palette, two colors.

A logo type header image of two colors provides the color palette for the template: green and white, with a blue for the visited link color. (This feature does not work in Firefox.)

To Use This Template
1 - use as-is
2 - if replacing the header image, do NOT put the image in the logo area unless you are prepared to do some work
3 - mobile moves header content and horizontal navigation links around 
4 - if replacing the header image, use one with the same colors of green and white to match the template's color palette
3 - if replacing the image with one that does not match the template's color palette, change the following to match the new image
---site and visited links
---header color (h2 - h5)
---modify the content background image to match

Mobile
If mobile is important, remember to always test on a real mobile device when working with mobile sites.

What do you think?
home_ | gardentemplate4
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January 2014 Google Sites Template

This month's template was an experiment in mobile sites.

I tried to create a Google Site that would work on cell, tablet and desktop. I managed to do this but learned that I have more to learn. 

In spite of the limited CSS and inability to access the code to use media queries, Google Sites websites respond to the different devices quite well. 

About The Template
This template is very sparse in text, has no images and no gadgets (though Google Sites page gadgets perform fine). This was intentional to test specific functionality first before moving on to other kinds.

NOTE that this template has custom HTML, some for decoration and other for responsiveness. The latter was added to the page headers and used percentages for sizes, such as 200%. This worked well on the cell phones, adapting their sizes to fit within the smaller screens.


What Was Tested

1 - responsive website width - OK
2 - responsive font size - OK (used custom html font size in percentages such as 200%, for example)
3 - "top of page" link in the footer and top of each page - OK
4 - site name link - did not respond but stayed original size so that larger font sizes appropriate for a desktop used up a lot of space on a cell phone)

Lessons Learned

1 - build for cell phone site first and desktop site last
2 - many base themes respond well with either a percentage or fixed width 
3 - use horizontal navigation links
4 - style of navigation link matters, boxes, tabs and links vary in the space used
5 - be careful not to create extra space in the pages such as margins, on cell phones it can cause more scrolling so check the html code to be remove them
6 - keep content minimal
7 - the more drop down menus, the more space the navigation takes
8 - not all types of sites will work well within these limitation so a second mobile site might be best


Tips

1- "Mobilize" a site so that it will respond as a mobile site and not as a desktop site that has been shrunk down in size.
2- Test on actual devices and on online simulators, too.
3- Test after every change to the site.
4- Test the base theme you choose on all devices for the width of your choice before using it.
5 - Download a template from the Google Sites Gallery, play with it and test it. This one is a good one because it has gadgets, images and no template images to interfere with its responsiveness.
nonprofitwebsitetemplate2

If you use this template, disable the sidebar. Or, wait and find out for yourself that this needs to be done.


Future Testing
The next items to test are the addition of template images and how they affect the site's mobile responsiveness. I have already done some testing and can say thus far, they can be problematic.

This is especially true of the Header section. A logo or header image does not share its space well with the site name so causes a jumbled mess.  It appears that either one or the other must be used.

And a wrapper image causes template image/page content alignment problems. More on these later.


Finally I have to say that the responsiveness of a site can vary depending on the base theme used. You have to test. But a Google Sites mobile site looks promising if built within limitations.

Your comments are requested. What else should be added to a mobile/desktop site?

WARNING! THIS TEMPLATE USED LOTS OF CUSTOM HTML
View the code source before working with it.


View template  here. 
mobilewebsitetemplate1
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December Google Sites Templates

December's templates can be used for the winter season or for sites dealing with winter related topics. Aptly named "Winter 1" and "Winter 2",  both are exactly the same except for the header and footer images.

These images look like two different images but is actually one image uploaded to the wrapper section set to repeat vertically. Note that the top and bottom of this image blend so it is hard to see where it begins and ends.

A few configurations are available.

1 - header height is adjustable - default is 300 px
2 - header/footer image can be removed entirely for a cleaner look
3 - header/footer image can be replaced with your own image
4 - site width can be decreased by 10 - 20 px for a different look
5 - change page background & font colors (fonts, too) via "themes, colors & fonts" page

Your comments are welcome.

View both templates  here. 
http://templates.sitessos.com/templates/seasonal-templates
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G+ Hangout Testing Room Community

I just created this new community for myself and others who want to learn how to use hangouts or improve their skills by having test hangouts without the pressures of a real one.

To join you must be willing to meet with others  in hangouts to help them learn  and vice versa. By helping each other in a safe, test environment everyone can improve their real life hangout's performance.
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Google Sites Templates and Support - Free and Professional
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"I am a Google Sites enthusiast". In my spare time I volunteer product support on the Google Sites help forum answering questions. I also help site owners and nonprofits with their Google Sites websites for pay and as a volunteer. 

My weakness is nonprofits because they do so much with do little for so many. When I help them, I always learn something new.


Sites SOS Free Google Sites Templates

  • Free Website Templates
  • Free Template Headers
  • Free Forms
  • Learning Template
  • Set-Up help - contact me via the website form or email me directly


Google Sites templates, websites, support & training. Simple websites. Website support jobs: small, large, one-time and repeat. Training for specific or overall topics.


About Me

I am Weby, the owner and creator of Sites SOS websites. I started using Google Sites many years ago when a local nonprofit that I was a member of needed an easy - to - use web builder. Google Sites was the solution. And, that was the beginning of an enjoyable passion.