Getting Started Creating Web Pages with Google Page Creator

Presentation by Jason Rhode, PhDFaculty Development and Instructional Design CenterNorthern Illinois University 

Are you looking for a simple and free solution for creating a web presence?  Look no further than Google Page Creator! Google Page Creator is a free online tool that makes it easy for anyone to create and publish useful, attractive web pages in minutes without having to learn HTML or use complex software. This hands-on session will introduce Google Page Creator and guide participants through the steps of creating their own personalized website.

Session Objectives:

  • View examples of sites created with Google Pages
  • Compare Google Pages to other web 2.0 communications
  • Setup a free Google account
  • Create a site on a Google Pages account
  • Create home page, add text, images, links, and widgets
  • Create sub-page for the site
  • Create navigation menu for the site
  • Publish a new site to share with others
  • Discuss benefits of Google Pages, included educational uses




  • Ease of use
  • WYSIWYG editor
  • Affordability
  • Accessibility / standards-based
  • Printable
  • Many design templates available

Steps to Getting Started:  

  1. Sign-up for a free Google account
  2. Login at
  3. Create site URL (e.g.
  4. Create site home page
  5. Decide on layout and navigation scheme
  6. Make sub page(s)
  7. Publish site


  • Keep usability in mind
  • Simple is often better : Jakob Nielsen's Website
  • Consider content before design
  • Keep navigation consistent
  • Keep page URLs as short as possible 


  • Website for class, accessible online without restrictions
  • Class project or presentation
  • Personal or professional site
  • e-Portfolio
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