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Google Sites - 84%

Google Sites is a structured wiki- and web page-creation tool. The goal of Google Sites is for anyone to be able to create a team-oriented site where multiple people can collaborate and share files. However, it is also an excellent and easy-to-use website authoring tool for individual users as well.

More background and useful information.

Easy to use

Google Sites requires a good level of self-confidence and some experience to use effectively but is still designed to be fast to learn.

7/10

Aesthetic

Clean, minimalist look with customisable look and feel for more confident / advanced users.

 7/7

Privacy 
Controls

Excellent level of privacy control available and intuitive to use.

10/10

Collaborative Editing

Excellent sharing and collaborative editing functionality.

 3/3

Exportable

Export Google Site data as xhtml using this tool: https://code.google.com/p/google-sites-liberation/

3/5

RSS Feed

Generate RSS feed using this tool: https://support.google.com/blogger/answer/42662

5/5

Mobile Device Friendly

Able to ‘mobilize’ the appearance of Google Sites: http://www.google.com/sites/help/mobile-landing-pages/mlpb.html. No google sites mobile app however.

 5/8

Text editor

Excellent

10/10

Image integration

Really easy to upload an image or link one from an external source.

10/10

Video integration

Only allows linking to external source.

5/10

Navigation

Google Sites can be navigated like a website with pages and subpages, etc.

10/10

Theme customisation

The pre-made ones look fine and there are heaps of options to customize.

5/7

Total

80/95 = 84%

Help Links

Official help centre

Beginner's guide

Video intro

Last modified: Wednesday, 24 July 2013, 6:10 PM