1. Introduction to Create a One-Page Website

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A one-page website, also called a landing page, is a great way to communicate simple, but impactful messages or information to a wide audience.

With a one-page website, your content and navigation stay on one single page, ensuring that the most important details, including a call to action, are easily visible to your viewers.

For example, you might want to encourage people to sign up to volunteer for an event you’ve organized...

Join a group you’ve formed to help solve a problem or raise awareness about a cause...

Buy a product or service you are offering...

Or ask potential employers to contact you for new job opportunities.

In this lesson, you will use Google Sites to create a one-page website that provides information about a topic and includes a call to action.

This lesson uses Google Sites, but you could apply these skills and concepts using any website design application.

To begin, sign in to your Google account.

Open a new tab in your browser, and navigate to google.com If you are not signed in, do so now.

If you do not have a Google account, pause the video and create one now.

To begin, create a new website in Google Sites...

and name it.

The example in this lesson is to encourage people to sign up for a neighborhood fitness group, but you can choose any topic that you like.

Next, add a title to your website.

Your viewers will see this first when opening your website, so it’s important to have a descriptive title that tells them what your site is about and makes them want to read more.

Resize the text box that contains the title, if necessary, so that you don’t break up any of the words.

Instructions

  1. Log in to your Google account.
  2. Create a new website in Google Sites and name it.
  3. Add a title to your website.