The new Google Sites is here! Well, sort of. For those that administrate their Google Apps for Education accounts, or have their own Google Apps Domain, you now have access to the Early Adopter Program, where you can request access to the brand new version of Google Sites before it’s general release.
Why am I so excited about a brand new technology tool? Is it the shiny, new code smell? Nope, I’m just looking for an excuse to play around with the new tools, and while Google typically does a good job with their support sites, I’ve often found there are specific use cases where people want to know exactly which of their existing workflows will and won’t work when transitioning to a new set of tools for their favorite platform. That, and the old Google Sites was a relic of the late 90s/early 2000s design and UI school of thought, so something fresh to interact with is a welcome site.
So, any requests on tutorials? Something you’d like to see, figure out, or questions you want answered? I’m game for making a few tutorials this week as I work on some end of year reports and need a few cognitive breaks to do some good old fashioned video tutorials.