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Google Inc said on Wednesday it is offering a simple Web site publishing tool for office workers to set up and run their team collaboration sites, taking aim at Microsoft Corp's rival SharePoint franchise.
Google Sites, as the new site publishing service is known, is a scaled back version of JotSpot, an easy-to-edit service for organizations and individuals to set up and edit Web sites that Google had acquired 16 months ago for undisclosed terms.
Google Launches 'Google Sites' Web Site Publishing Service [uk.reuters.com]
And, when your brother-in-law wants a web site, say, sure Fred, smart guy like you can do it yourself. Here's how.
Now, that's a REALLY great thing for the world of webmasters.
But, for the world of the web overall--blah. More people trying to do LOLcats.
Here's Google's entryway:
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And, why do this when they own Blogger?
Different purpose. Different market.
You probably haven't taken SharePoint out for a ride. ;)
Many say Google is all about ad revenue and these worthless apps they keep releasing. To me, the apps are tiny poison-tipped darts: if enough of them find their mark, they could prove lethal to the largest of prey.
Kinda did it as a test as well as you get a godaddy account and I might just move my domains as I keep reading hosing and registered domains are not a good thing to be together...
Keep my host move my register.
apps are tiny poison-tipped darts: if enough of them find their mark
The darts picture is nice, but if you can not come up with a major shot into the head of the rhino currently running at you to kill, you might just find your self torn apart and the rhino will get poisoned 20 minutes later...
Just a private place you can invite people to add to the site or another little play ground were it will happen for a while but play out.
I opened mine up to the public but still takes me to the log in page when I try to bring it up. Give the dns a whole to work then see.
Added a page off my site code and all Google took out all the java script and just allowed the html code.
Looks fine if i can figure out how I can get the public to it
It won't take the place of Sharepoint for most companies, but small companies, like my uber small one will use it. No hardware to worry about, sweet.
You can set the trust/share level for the users in your domain. Mine was set to NOT allow users to share sites outside of my domain. I set it to Allow (with a warning) and its working fine. Sorry for the confusion, its getting late I guess..
To me, the apps are tiny poison-tipped darts: if enough of them find their mark, they could prove lethal to the largest of prey
Spot on ! The prey of course is Microsoft.
I was actually looking forward to this. But the version Google has released looks quite limited.
Will people be able to create "serious sites" for commercial use on this app? I'm guessing it will predominantly be a wysiwyg interface which might leave quite messy code.
IMHO I don't think this is a huge threat to the small developers out there who cater for the serious SME.
It's a nice product to compliment a users G-Blog and it will be interesting to see how G checkout plugs into this and whether G provides free, totally hosted e-comms solutions in the near future.
Just some thoughts - R