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Google Sites: Build Your Own Theme (Pt. 5)

By | August 18, 2011

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 This will be the final post of the Build Your Own Theme series. I will post another series about organizing a class site. In this post, we’ll customize the site appearance, and publish as a template for future use. Customize or remove Search Box Sometimes you design a nice […]

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Google Sites: Build Your Own Theme (Pt. 4)

By | July 31, 2011

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 First, I made some adjustments to my color scheme. Instead of the off-white color (which looks weird), I went to Manage Site > Colors and Fonts and changed the following to white (#FFFFFF): Page background color Horizontal navigation hover background color Horizontal navigation selected background color Horizontal navigation dropdown […]

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Google Sites: Build Your Own Theme (Pt. 3)

By | July 31, 2011

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 In Pt. 2, we finished with a basic site with a customized color scheme.   Next, we will create a basic header (page wrapper) for our site. Creating a Custom Header Image To create a header image, I use the freeware GIMP. It is a simple and free image […]

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Google Sites: Build Your Own Theme (Pt. 2)

By | July 31, 2011

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 Last time, we finished with a very plain looking Google Site with horizontal navigation to a few dummy pages: In this post, we’ll select a color scheme, and customize font and background colors on the Google Site. Selecting a Color Scheme I’ve found Colour Lovers to be a very […]

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Google Sites: Build Your Own Theme (Pt. 1)

By | July 3, 2011

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 I use Google Sites exclusively when creating a website for my classes or for personal use. I find the user interface very straightforward and easy to use. The seamless integration of Google Docs, Youtube, and gadgets make the sites highly customizable, and accessible from nearly any mobile device. As […]

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