Join Jess Stratton for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with images, part of Google Sites Essential Training.
Let's start making our site look a little more visually interesting by adding some photos. To do that, click the pencil icon to put the page into edit mode first. And now I've got my placeholders all set up. The first thing I want to do, is put the cursor where I want my image to go. In this case I'll do it in the second column. Now from the top left-hand side in the menu, choose insert, and then select image. I first need to actually get my images onto Google's site so I'm going to click Uploaded Images and then, click the Upload Image button to select it from the filesystem on your hard drive.
I can click each photo and preview it to pick the one that I want. In this case I'm going to choose a nice travel photo. So I'll choose this suitcase. Click the choose button. It's going to upload the picture. That's really the one I want. I can click OK. And it's going to put it on my site. Now you'll see that this is a really large picture so I have some choices here. I can choose what size I want, whether I want a smaller version of the photo, a medium size one, a large size photo, or the original one which, as we just saw, is huge.
And I can also change the alignment of it. I'll choose medium for now. And I can choose whether I want it aligned center on the page, the right hand side, or the left hand side. Left hand side is fine, so I can click anywhere off that picture, and I'm left with my placeholders intact so that I can go back to either editing text, or adding more pictures. I'm going to add one more picture. I don't need a separate column of data for a photo. I can do it inline with my text.
I'm going to put my cursor where I want. I'll choose Insert > Image again, and this time I'm going to click upload images to get another one there. I'll select my picture and click Choose. It's going to upload the image again, and now I have to select that one because it's the one that I want and I'll click okay. And again, I have a very large picture. This time I'll choose size small to get a smaller version of it. Now there's one more useful option here that I didn't need when the picture was in a column of its own. I can choose, whether I want to turn wrapping on, so that the photo's on its own line, or if I want to turn wrapping off and put it in-line with my text.
I think this looks nice so I'm going to leave this setting. I can click anywhere off, and now I'm going to click this blue Save button so that I see what my page looks like without all the boundaries of my columns. It's starting to look a bit more colorful which is nice. I can see I've got some photos here. So now I can start going to all my pages and adding pictures. By putting the page into edit mode first, before we do anything, putting the cursor where I want, selecting Insert from the top menu and choosing Image.
uploading a new image. Clicking choose. Clicking OK. Now I can see my image. I'll click Save and now it's starting to really shape up like a proper travel site.
- Understanding how you can use Google Sites
- Creating a new site
- Adding webpages
- Creating announcements and lists
- Changing layouts
- Working with text, links, images, and video
- Deleting and adding sidebars
- Working with users and visitors