Google quietly unveils online Web site creator

by mcastellon on February 23, 2006

Google Page Creator. And everyone with Gmail can signup for an account. So far it looks pretty good. Here’s a quick rundown.

pros:

  • Lets you edit your own html
  • Good for being spidered in Google search engine
  • Good for hosting your images for free without worrying about size
  • Reliability – Google also owns and maintains blogger – which is generally a very reliable blog hosting service, so you won’t have to worry about downtime

cons:

  • By default, your Gmail username becomes your subdomain name (bad for you, good for spammers)
  • No support for Safari, although that’s likely to change soon
  • Everybody and their brother will have a crappy Web site and will again pretend to be Web developers – a la 1997 Geocities accounts. But, this can be good for people who need a free host and can provide good content or services

Here are some notes from Google, as well as their terms of service as related to ads:

Create your own web pages, quickly and easily.
Google Page Creator is a free online tool that finally makes it easy for anyone
to create and publish useful, attractive web pages in just minutes.

Publish in seconds
With one click, the pages you create are ready
for your friends, family and the whole world

to see at http://[username].googlepages.com/

11. ADVERTISEMENTS
Many Google services are supported by advertising revenue and may display advertisements and promotions on the service. The manner, mode and extent of advertising by Google on its services are subject to change. You agree that Google shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as a result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on Google services.

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