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Google Page Creator (BETA, of course)

The new Google Page Creator lets anyone create a very simple, template-based web site using a WYSIWYG editor. It’s too limited to be particularly useful at the moment, even for novices, but with a few more features it could fill a decent-sized niche.

Google Page Creator screenshot

I’m getting increasingly confused/irritated by Google though, they’re still rolling out these half-finished, BETA-labelled, standalone services. Why doesn’t Google Page Creator let users instantly add search boxes and other Google-related widgets to their sites? Why can’t Google Reader autodetect feeds if given a site URL? Why isn’t there even a bloody menu across every page in their empire to let me switch between services? This is basic, obvious stuff, right…? It’s all about attention to detail and building something more than a loose collection of experiments.


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