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Joey J. [PersonRank 5]

Tuesday, March 21, 2006
13 years ago

Are these moderated in any way? Surely there would have to be some guidelines – I haven't yet tried it (since I had no use for it) but I assume there are. These just don't seem.. useful.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

actually its a good tapestry of content.....

me myself and I [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

I'm willing to bet those two Ring pages (diamond and engagement) are spam too – probably AdSense bait.

Kashik [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Looks like the internet, to me.

Justin Pfister [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I bet David Naylor (davidnaylor.co.uk/) has something to do with many of them ;) (he seems like such a fun person BTW) I listen to him on the various podcasts he speaks on.. He's always talking about spamming pages.google.com. He especially loves the feature of how your sub domain is your gmail id.. Seems Outer-court covered all the spam opportunities a month back : blogoscoped.com/archive/2006-0 ...

Ashman [PersonRank 4]

13 years ago #

Good to use Page Creator is getting some use.

Ashman [PersonRank 4]

13 years ago #

Good to see, rather.

Suresh S [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I think if they could have webhostings with server side scripting enabled then
its quite worthfull.

Missy [PersonRank 4]

13 years ago #

My Pages account was just activated today (I had to see, had to fidget with it), and I'm using it for a To-Do list.

I'm not surprised that it's being used for spam. Dirty rotten scoundrels will use anything they can get their hands on to spew their pollution.

Shelli of Shketches [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

I just got the "we have room for a few more people to use it" email from Google today, and so began selecting from templates, typing in links and adding random pictures to assess the available options.

It looks as though Google is aiming at the section of users that would like to have a website, but are overwhelmed by the lingo and code. It's likely the same demographic as AOL Users. You know, people who don't get Monty Python jokes.

   I can just see my mom putting recipes on a page to share with her church friends. Or speaking of church, a small operations pastor doing a cut and paste of the sermon notes. A boy scout troop keeping up with popcorn sales. Pimps tracking their... anyhoo... So far, my page kinda sucks. But it's late, so maybe by the end of the week it will suck less.

Veky [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

> It looks as though Google is aiming at the section of users that would like to have a website, but are overwhelmed by the lingo and code. It's likely the same demographic as AOL Users. You know, people who don't get Monty Python jokes.

Well, not really (or rather, not only). I have pretty good knowledge of web technologies, I know (X)HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Perl/CGI... I even teach them to students. And yes, I have fully standards-compliant pages for important things. But for some things, why bother? Sometimes I just want to put something on the web quickly, and Google is the only account I'm always logged in. I a few clicks, a prototype is uploaded, and announcements can be mailed. If later I decide I want more control, I can always transfer my content.

Besides, although I can say I'm an expert in Web markup and scripting languages, I know I'm not a designer. My pages just look much uglier than googlepages. Not because I don't know how to achieve some cool effect, but because I don't know what effects make a really nice pages. A lot of people are confusing these two things today.

And the third one... yeah, IE. Yes, I know all these hacks, and I can by pure markup target any browser version, but most of the time, it's a pain to do. I don't enjoy doing that. Googlepages just took care of all the hacks for me. And when IE7 is finally released, I probably won't have to "fix" (break) anything. I'm thankful for that.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

If someone would ask me where to quickly create a homepage, with no technical knowledge, I might even suggest Google Page Creator, if not for the fact that it'd end up on "googlepages.com" (a really bad domain name choice in my opinion... it's just not "neutral" enough).

nerio [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Philipp,

>>a really bad domain name choice in my opinion... it's just not "neutral" enough

Absolutely agree with you...

The longest domain name i think
goooooooooooooooooooooogle.goo ...

spotted this via google.com/search?q=site:googl ...

Jay [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

I've tried Google Page Creator when it was released. It's definitelly not designed for business users – it doesn't look serious to show your site under googlepages.com and not spend $5 for a domain name.

There are so many advanced tools out there like sitekreator, neo cms and moonfruit that can achieve really professional look and feel. It seems to work just for small personal sites. I guess Google will fix the bugs and add more features.

Tadeusz Szewczyk [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Even for personal sites the premade templates look to much Web 1.0 (crappy).
No wonder Googlepages.com tends to become spammy. I think Google should start hiring web designers.

Doug Bryce [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

well, me and bryce like to use this device to make each other laugh. sometime bryce and doug have silly sex dreams after using the program

Veky [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

> if not for the fact that it'd end up on "googlepages.com" (a really bad domain name choice in my opinion... it's just not "neutral" enough).

It's also available as pagetastic (as username.pagetastic.com).

rcjordan [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

>David Naylor

Nah, that's not Dave's stuff. They look too good.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

not sure where Philipp indicated that Pages were filled with "crap"

glinden.blogspot.com/2006/03/g ...

bck [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

where can you see other peoples pages?

Sprockette [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

I've messed around on googlepages for a while now and basically you can do anything you want essentially with the stuff that you upload, the only problem is the limits of the templates. One of the things that initially caught my eye was the dynamic nature of google's copy and paste feature within the templates.

   Although there are many features not avalible in the template, if you copy and paste stuff from another site, then it might just be able to appear in the actual template, not just in the stuff that you uploaded.

   For example, I havce a bfndevelopment.com account and I was able to use most of their features within the template by jut adding it to the html, but I encountered problems with the guestbook. I made a new blank html page with only the code and uploaded it to my ripway account. When it was online, I copied the guetbook from the http browser (just ran my mouse over it) and pasted into the googlepages templates, and it worked fine.

stanton7.googlepages.com/g4m35
on the bottom I just copied and pasted from my 4shared account...

stanton7.googlepages.com/test. ...
   UN=test, PW=n00b

   The javascript features can be intergrated by putting in an html file, uploading, and using html *framed* redirection scripts it can be seemlessly incorperated into the template...

   Also, the "experiental features" allow xml stuff and widgets and im sure there is a way to get php anf flash pages through this method as well...

3rd party xml code CAN BE INSERTED INTO THE TEMPLATES!!!
stanton7.googlepages.com/xml.g ...

It is way more advanced than it seems at first glance....

Suresh S [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Check mine
ssuresh83.googlepages.com

adam m [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

when i click the accept terms and conditions button .. the im ready to create my pages button doesnt let me press it. why?

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

adam m: I had to click to accept, then press TAB to ungray the "Create My Pages" button.

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