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Google Sites: Page & Color Customization

New Google Sites, 2019. Be aware that different versions of Google Sites will vary in appearance and functionality. Access Google Sites at sites.google.com. Full Guide: View/Download


Every time an element, such as text or a picture, is inserted it’s placed into its own Section. Each Section is separately customizable, movable, and editable.

Section Styles & Body Text Color

Text color can’t be changed in the Editing Bar of textboxes but can be set through the Section Style. Available Section Style colors depend on the color selected for the Theme.

To change body text color/Section Style:

  1. Hover over a Section on a page. Options will appear to the left.
  2. Click on the painting palette icon. A pop-up will appear with the following options:
    • Regular: Standard black text with a white background.
    • Emphasis 1: A light background color, based on the selected Theme and its color.
    • Emphasis 2: A dark or strong background color, based on the selected Theme and its color.
    • Image (not recommended): Adds an iamge to the background and adjusts the text color accordingly. This may make the text hard to read, as well as look busy and distracting.

Creating Columns

Multiple elements can be placed within the same Section. Create columns by placing elements beside each other. As there is no feature in New Google Sites to wrap text around images, columns are a good workaround for integrating pictures into text.

To place more than one element in a Section, either insert an element directly into an existing Section or click-and-drag an element from a Section into a different one.




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Keywords:Google Sites, Google Apps, workshop, Nursing, portfolio, website, section, customization, color, guide, web, site   Doc ID:85332
Owner:Misty B.Group:Pacific Lutheran University
Created:2018-08-28 15:43 PDTUpdated:2019-09-04 12:19 PDT
Sites:Pacific Lutheran University
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