Earlier today Google released several new features for the free Google Sites service. The new features included Tighter integration with Picasa Web Albums and the ability to upload photos directly into Google Sites, RSS Feeds for Announcement pages and lastly, Custom Templates… FINIALLY!!!
The Picasa Web Albums integration really makes it easy for users to directly import their Picasa photos into their Google site. Can you say Family Website??? That’s the first thing I thought about! And with the new RSS feeds it makes it that much easier for Nana and Grand Pa to keep up with all the latest updates of the kids! Google has set up a great example of the feed system if you want to take a look at it.
And that brings us to the Google Custom Templates. Previously I wasn’t a huge fan of Google Sites because they made you fit inside the pre-built templates built by Google. Now that you can create custom templates however… I have a feeling Google Sites is going to start to get a LOT of attention!