Google Sites is an easy to use tool to help you build and create a website. Choose from a previously made template or create a website from scratch. Everyone with a Google account can access Google Sites for free!
You can either go to sites.google.com or go to your Google Drive and press new and scroll down for more to find the sites option.
If you choose the Google Drive option, then you’ll immediately be taken to a new blank site, but if you go to the website directly, press “Blank” or browse templates.
For now, I’ll show you how to create a website from a blank one. If you chose to use a template, then it’ll be largely the same steps.
Once you create your site, this is what it should look like:
To edit text, click on the text and it’ll give you editing options:
Click on the background to change its color or add a picture.
To add more pages go to the pages tab and press the “+” button
You have multiple options when adding a new page:
On the “Insert” Tab you can add different elements to your page:
Text Box: to add text
Images: Import images into your site
Content blocks: use these to help you order text and images in a coherent way
1. Click on “add page,” title this whatever you want your page to be titled
2. Drag and drop the selected page over the home page and it’ll automatically become a subpage.
3. This creates a dropdown menu on the final site, you can add as many subpages as you’d like
If you want to use a theme, but not a template, go to the theme tabs to change the overall look of your site
Want an example for inspiration? Check out my sample site here: https://sites.google.com/view/artinspo/home
The land on which we gather is the unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe. The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, comprised of the descendants of indigenous people taken to missions Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista during Spanish colonization of the Central Coast, is today working hard to restore traditional stewardship practices on these lands and heal from historical trauma.
The land acknowledgement used at UC Santa Cruz was developed in partnership with the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band Chairman and the Amah Mutsun Relearning Program at the UCSC Arboretum.