Learn about the differences, features & uses of these two applications

We have thoroughly tested the New Google Sites and you know we are experts with Classic Sites. In fact, you can check out examples of our New Google Sites right now. 


Purpose 

Classic Google Sites is the best intranet building application available from Google. It provides the most functionality, gadgets, opportunities for development, and freedom in design.

A Key Point

Classic Google Sites can be completely branded to your organization and until the new Sites catches up, it will be your best option for authoritative content. Portals, intranet and wikis will eventually see a migration tool available to transfer to the New Google Sites. So don't be worried about being stuck on a retiring platform. 

User Experience

Classic Sites has more options available for designers and developers. On the other hand, this presents a steeper learning curve for new end-users. These Sites are unique and not cookie-cutter templates. 

Responsive Web Design

Classic Sites is responsive, but not dynamic in the fullest sense. Automatically adjusting to mobile is a great feature.

Purpose 

The New Google Sites is currently best used for small team sites, project sites and event sites. Internal sites can be quickly built by anyone, not just IT. Also, since web addressing mapping is not currently available, it is not ready for use as public websites.

A Key Point

The New Google Sites is very simple at this point. Customization and development is limited. The Google Sites team will be putting all their effort into the new Google Sites so you can expect improvements on this platform.

User Experience

It was once the case that Google Sites would only allow one editor at a time, displaying a lock / break lock option. Now Sites is collaborative in real-time.

Google Sites is the industry's first collaborative website-builder.

Responsive Web Design

This new product is definitely heading in the right direction. Stay tuned for more details, but for now we know the viewing on all screen sizes in a more dynamically adjusting view is part of the New Sites.