Google’s Page Creator
lets literally everyone
who can use a computer
build their own website.
5. ADD LINKS
A link is a small text section that will jump users
to someplace else when they click on it. Select
some text as the link, then click the Link button and
choose the destination that the user will jump to:
Your Pages (another page on your website), Your
Files, an external Web Address, or an Email Address
(Figure A). Once a link has been created it can be
cut, copied, and pasted like any normal text.
6. STYLE THE PAGE
The Change Look button at the top right corner of
Page Creator opens a set of 41 color and graphic
combinations (Figure B), while the Change Layout
button offers four different column configurations
(Figure C). Try different combinations and see
finished browser pages by clicking the Preview link
at the top left corner (Figure D, following page).
At the bottom right corner of the Page Creator
window you’ll find two links: one allowing you to edit
the HTML code manually for each section of the
page, the other to add “gadgets,” which are little HTML
programs that you can paste in from elsewhere. C
Page Creator is quite limited, but this can be
beneficial. With all the bells and whistles on the web
today, one way to stand out is to not have all these
effects on your pages. Keeping your pages simple
allows you to concentrate on the content, rather than
features. Clean copy, good pictures, and open layout
will distinguish your pages from the congested, code-generated pages out there.
Fig. A: The link destination window, showing other
pages on the site to link to. Fig. B: The Choose Look
page, showing six of the 41 available page styles.
Fig. C: The Choose Layout page, showing the four