Google Sites

Kirksville Web Design has designed literally thousands of Google Sites, from 500 page intranets to slick one-pagers.


The Best Google Sites on the Web

We know exactly what Google Sites is capable of for design and development. We are a trusted Google Sites designer / developer for small businesses, schools, non-profits and organizations in other sectors. Please review our portfolio below and contact us if you're ready to Go Google Sites.


Google Sites for Intranet

We design, develop and launch successful intranet solutions for large companies on Google Sites. We will help you make a strategic plan to use Google Sites for your next project. We start by designing a custom branded intranet template, then content migration, then training. The whole intranet building process can be guided by us as your dedicated consultant.

We help organization's use Google Sites for intranets, project management sites, events, department news and the general dissemination of information throughout the organization. We can help you move off Sharepoint or Wordpress to a secure platform used by government, education and private industry companies.

By filling out our contact form, a Google Sites intranet consultant will contact you to setup a Scope of Work meeting. We would love the opportunity to learn about your mission and vision. Learn more about Google Sites as an intranet solution



Google Sites for Education & Schools

We can help get a new website off the ground quick with Google Sites or help you migrate your school's old Classic Google Site to New Google Sites. Learn why Google Sites is an excellent fit for education


Google Sites for Business

There is a reason we use Google Sites for our own website. From a business perspective it makes sense; Google Sites provides a reliable, free website building platform. Many business hire us to get their website off the ground. More information here on our approach to business websites.


What is the Google Sites web building platform?

Quite simply, Google Sites is a free web building platform by Google. It is purposed for both public websites, company intranets and private portals. It is included within the Google Apps for Business suite of applications, but is also available through standalone Google or Gmail accounts.


How does Google Sites compare to other popular CMS?

We've created this handy table showing a comparison table of features in Google Sites, Wordpress and Squarespace.


What does Google Sites cost? Are there any hosting fees?

Google Sites are free to build, host, and maintain with a Google or Gmail account. There are no web hosting fees. If, however, you are using Google Sites in conjunction with Google Apps, the cost is rolled into the user license fee - about $50 per user, per year.


How difficult is Google Sites to use?

There is no HTML or CSS coding required to work well with Google Sites. Writing, editing, and inserting images are all very easy tasks. It is similar to using Word or Google Docs. If you want, there are advanced options available to editing the code directly.


Can I use a custom domain (ex. a dot com)?

Yes, as part of our standard scope of work, we will handle the custom web address mapping and forward to your naked domain. Please note that domains cost about $10 per year through domain registrars like GoDaddy. If you like, we can purchase the domain for you and manage your DNS records so that everything works smoothly.


What kind of websites can you make with Google Sites?

Informational websites are best-suited for Google Sites. Google Sites really excels at intranet applications because of the easy integration with apps like Google Drive, Google Calendar, etc. There is limited capability for shopping websites since Google Sites does not operate with PHP and other database-driven languages. There is currently no feature for a log-in, register, member's only type experience.


Do I have to register for Google Apps for Business?

We encourage clients to have or create a Google Apps account for their Google Site. We will transfer a design to that account and it's under your ownership.


How much storage space is there on Google Sites.

Google Sites is included in Google Drive storage.


Can Google Sites be used for dynamic or interactive websites?

Yes, we can create slideshows, RSS feeds, mouse-over buttons, facebook badges, twitter feeds, and much more. Please check out our intranet gadget gallery for some examples of our Google Sites plugins.


What coding languages can be used with Google Sites?

You can use HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, jQuery, Google Apps Script and other code through the use of custom Google Sites gadgets. These modules can host this code and display it directly on the page content. On the actual page content, only HTML and CSS can be used.


What can I connect with my Google Site?

Google Sites connects with many Google products like Google Analytics, Google Drive and soon, Google Apps Script.


General Google Sites Information

All Under One Roof

This is a huge benefit. Google Sites is another application in the Google Apps environment, so you have the same intuitive controls, settings, and no additional cost. Hosting is free and it’s easy to manage straight from your browser.

Easy to Build & Great Looking

We design our Google Sites to look beautiful, so we design custom for every organization the look and feel. We build a clear structure so you can maintain the site without writing a single line of code. It's as easy as writing a document.

Branding

Google Sites is very customizable when it comes to matching a company brand. We design our Google Sites from scratch so that we can create an intranet or website that is uniquely yours, inspired by your branding guidelines, logo, or website.

Intuitive and Secure Permissions

Google Sites lets you set different access lists for different pages of each site. You could use this to let a partner or vendor see only the relevant part of your project site or to built an entire intranet for your company with the right access for each division.

Gadgets

There are many ways to insert dynamic content into a Google Sites through the use of “gadgets.” These modules allow us to use Javascript, jQuery and Apps Script to embed RSS feeds, display a photo gallery, create a ticket support system, and infinite other options.

Google Security

Google Sites is designed for security and reliability with features like encrypted connections to Google’s servers, real-time file save, simultaneous replicated storage for your sites, built-in disaster recovery and fine-grained sharing controls that let you share your work with the right people.


Great Functionality

It’s easy to tap into the other Google Apps like embedding documents, calendars, and spreadsheets. Achieve even more customization with Google Apps Scripts or by creating your own HTML or JavaScript gadgets for your site.

Layout and UX

User experience, it means that we approach our projects with a sense of making everything clear, simple, and easy for the visitor to find exactly what they need. Layout and navigation help us create a good flow to a Google Sites project.