In a recent article about using digital portfolios for assessment I mentioned using Google Sites and Blogger. Neither of those tools are known for being aesthetically outstanding. In fact, I’d say they’re very plain at best. That said, there are some little tweaks that you can make to Google Sites to improve site navigation and to attempt to differentiate your site from the standard templates. Unfortunately, those options are kind of hidden and often overlooked.
In the following video I demonstrate a few little tweaks that you can make to your Google Site. In this video you will see:
- How to change the placement of navigation links.
- How to apply a custom favicon.
- How to add a site logo.
On a related note, here’s a video about changing the favicon on Blogger blogs.