Google Page Creator – Free Web Hosting by Google

Google Page Creator logoGoogle launched another Google Labs project, the Google Page Creator.

Google Page Creator - Page Manager
Google Page Creator Page Manager

Gogole Page Creator is a free web hosting service for non-technical persons to create their websites in WYSIWYG mode. Advance user has an option to edit pages in HTML mode.

Each Google Page Creator account is given 100MB storage space and unknown data transfer bandwidth.

Features and Screenshots

Google Page Creator edit page
Google Page Creator Page Editor — it is very simple to use. By using the buttons in the left toolbar, you can create your own web pages instantly.

Google Page Creator - change page layout
Page Layout — You can choose among four types of page layout, which means you are also limited to those four layouts.

Google Page Creator - choose page look
Page Look — You can choose among 41 designs for your web page. Creating your own custom page look is impossible.

Google Page Creator image options
Image Upload — Google Page Creator supports adding images by file uploading or hot-linking. It also creates image thumbnail for uploaded images.

Page-Creator-Tell-Friends
Tell friends — After you’ve published your web pages, you can tell your friends by sending them an email by Gmail.

Google Page Creator sample

Take a look at what I have done by using Google Page Creator in just a few minutes.

Google Page Creator does not support JavaScript?

I tried to insert Google Adsense code (JavaScript) by using the Google Page Creator HTML editor but Google Pages did not display Adsense ads, the code is missing in the page source code as well.

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Seems like Google Pages automatically removes all JavaScript code. Oh, that’s bad.

My two cents

People like to compare Google Page Creator with Yahoo! Geocities. Geocities has page builder too, but only offers 15MB storage space and it’s supported by ads.

Personally, I would prefer to use Google Page Creator. It offers large storage space, easy to use page creator, annd ads free (currently). Plus, you get a sub-domain name at GooglePages.com (YourName.googlepages.com).

The bad side is that it does not support JavaScript, which means you cannot add your own fancy effects or functions to your pages.

Google Page Creator is currently closed for new accounts. I think it helps to stop the spam creators but it is a bad news for webmaster wannabes.

Well, another reason to have a Gmail account? 🙂

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