Google Sites provides free hosting and some basic design tools that helps you create websites that are useful and easy to use. Here are the basic steps to get you started:
You will need to have a Google account (Gmail) to begin using Google Sites.
Once you have a Google account, you can proceed to "Google Sites".
Open the following document to get you started: Getting Started with Google Sites
To develop a sophisticated looking website, you can use some of the following items:
1. Colour Schemes:
Colour schemes can help unite your design
Colour Scheme Designer or
Here are a few other possibilities
Tabs can help you organize your information. You can use the sidebar or a horizontal navigation. You can also make 'drop down' menus that show sub-pages. Ask for help if you'd like to try this, or you can read this support article for editing the horizontal menu bar.
Fonts should be appropriate for the tone and style of your site:
Google Web Fonts can help
4. Visual Elements:
Using images, logos, and/or patterns effectively is part of good web design.
Little details can make your website special. Try uploading a 'favicon' (.ico file) to the "Attachments" for your website to personalize your site.
A website has to have well-organized information that is easy to access. For the design and layout requirements for your website, please check your course page for the details that you will include in your website.