Google Sites Example
This page was created in Google Sites. Scroll down to see some sample "live" Google Workspace components embedded in the site. Samples include Slides, Charts, Maps, Docs, Forms, Drawings, Calendar and a Google Drive video.
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A Fast & Easy Website Builder
With both Google Workspace and consumer Gmail, you have the ability to easily create a site like this one, Google Sites.
Google Sites can be used to create an intranet or a public website. Scroll down to see how Google Workspace components can be embedded in Google Sites.
For an intranet application, a Google site can be selectively shared with specific people.
Google Sites allows for custom domains, which means you can point your main www domain or a subdomain to a Google Sites page.
Embed a Google Slides Presentation
Below is an Google Slides presentation, which, in turn has embedded charts from a Google Sheet.
This presentation is set to autoplay and to loop, but either option can be disabled. The delay time between slides is set to 5 seconds.
Drop In a Spreadsheet Chart
With just a few clicks, you can embed a chart from any Google Sheets spreadsheet into Google Sites. Google cautions, "Quotes are not sourced from all markets and may be delayed up to 20 minutes. Information is provided 'as is' and solely for informational purposes, not for trading purposes or advice."
Embed a Google Drawing
On one of our Google Sites, we have been testing out the embedding of Drawings like the one below, which has clickable affiliate links. Drawings have a higher display resolution in Sites than they do in Docs or Slides.
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Include a My Map
You can add any Google My Map to Google Sites.
If you click on a wine glass in the map below, a Google Maps panel will slide out. From there, you can navigate to the winery's website, view pictures and even plan your trip in Google Maps.
Here is a separate Google Site that is dedicated to California wine maps.
Insert a Calendar
Add one or more Google Calendars that you want to share with your visitors. An example is a schedule of events that you want to share with visitors. The default view for an embedded map can be Agenda, Month or Week.
Embed a Document
If you have long form content that you want visitors to read, you can embed this content as a Google Document.
Note the popup button in the upper righthand corner.
Learn more about how Google Docs works.
Display a Google Form
If you respond to the following poll, you will see the responses of others.
Embed a video from Google Drive
Any video that you upload to Google Drive and then share publicly can be played just like a YouTube video. Unlike with You
Tube, there is no thumbnail control.
Embed a Spreadsheet
Here is a simple HTML table embed:
Google Sites Updates
Google continues to release updates to Google Sites. Find out about the latest updates on the Workspace Updates blog.