Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Google Sites Gets Much Needed Update

More Customization of Google Sites Themes Now Possible!

Earlier this week, Google Sites added improved functionality to enable more theme customization.  The update removes previous limitations set on the sizing of text, specifically in the horizontal navigation interface.

To access the new Google Sites features:
  1. Manage Site - From the "More" menu, select "Manage site".
  2. Themes, Colors, and Fonts - From the "Manage Site" screen, select "Themes, Colors, and Fonts".
  3. Customization - Select "Horizontal navigation" to set font size, colors and backgrounds. When finished, Click the "Save" button.
  4. Result - Horizontal navigation font size is now customizable.  Previously the nav text size was locked at 10pt.


These new Google Sites features enable customization of elements which were previously unchangeable. This flexibility is a welcome UI improvement for Google Sites web designers, site owners, and visitors alike.

Next up?  We'd like to have the ability to center align horizontal navigation links.  Hopefully the engineers at "Team GS" have that in the works!

Patrick LaJuett
Patrick LaJuett operates a website design and marketing agency where he supports his clients as a Web technology consultant and search marketing strategy advisor.

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