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1. Introduction to Design a Website to Promote a Project

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When you work on a large project with a group or your class, it's helpful to have a place where people can easily view important information about your project.

In this lesson, you will use Google Sites to create a website to communicate with others about a community project. You will design your website to share important information about your project. Then you will publish the site you created so that people can access the information from their own computers.

The project in the example for this lesson is a neighborhood cleanup event, but you will create a website for your own project.

As you complete this project, you will: Create a website in Google Sites, name it, and add a title to the homepage, Decide on your website’s purpose and audience, Select a theme and header image, Share your website with your group, Select a layout for your homepage and add text, Insert additional pages, choose layouts, and add text, Insert images and choose section backgrounds, And preview, publish, and share your website with others.

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

To work on this lesson, sign in to your Google account.

Open a new tab in your browser, and navigate to Google dot 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.

For this lesson, you will work with a group of 3-4 people.

If you don’t have a group, ask your teacher to assign you to one.

Gather around one group member’s computer now.

To begin, create a new website in Google Sites and name it.

Next, add a title to your website’s homepage.

This is the first page your viewer will see when opening your website, so it’s important to have a descriptive title that tells them what your project 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.

Then, move on to the next video to start developing your website with your group.

Now, it’s your turn: Log in to your Google account, Form your groups and gather around one student’s computer, Create a new website in Google Sites and name it, And add a title to the homepage.

Instructions

  1. Log in to your Google account.
  2. Form your groups and gather around one student’s computer.
  3. Create a new website in Google Sites and name it.
  4. Add a title to the homepage.