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Google Sites and Chrome For Dummies

Ryan Teeter, Karl Barksdale

ISBN: 978-0-470-47001-5 February 2009 460 Pages


Curious about Google Sites and how team collaboration Web sites can help you share documents online from various locations? Curious about Google’s new Chrome browser? Google Sites & Chrome For Dummies has what you want to know!

Today, Google is so much more than another word for “search.” Google Sites & Chrome For Dummies shows you how to create great collaborative Web sites with Google Sites and surf the Web with the super-fast Google Chrome browser. Find out how they work with other Google Apps, too. You’ll learn to:

  • Take advantage of free hosting, free tools, and a simple, straightforward interface with Google Sites
  • Set up a Google account or Google Apps account
  • Create wiki sites that let coworkers collaborate on projects or keep family members up to date
  • Use Google gadgets to keep track of projects, manage calendars and documents, or display photos
  • Integrate documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and other Google Apps into your site
  • Work with Contact List, Google Talk, and Google Chat, and handle e-mail with Gmail
  • Download and install the speedy Google Chrome browser
  • Install browser plug-ins, enable offline access to Google Docs, and manage misbehaving tabs

You’ll even find instructions and examples to help you plan sites for personal and business use, plus a sample college course site. With advice from Google Sites & Chrome For Dummies, you can make collaboration easy and have the high-speed Web at your fingertips.


Part I: Getting Started with Google Sites and Chrome.

Chapter 1: Befriending Google Sites.

Chapter 2: Getting to Know Chrome.

Chapter 3: Signing Up for Google Apps and Getting Your Team Online.

Chapter 4: Exploring Google Sites.

Part II: Constructing and Sharing Your Google Site.

Chapter 5: Mastering Page Layouts and Tools.

Chapter 6: Adding Gadgets.

Chapter 7: Customizing Your Site’s Look and Feel.

Chapter 8: Bringing Collaboration to a New Level.

Part III: Getting the Most Out of Chrome.

Chapter 9: Perfecting Chrome Browsing.

Chapter 10: Uncovering Chrome’s Advanced Features.

Part IV: Building Your Own Scheme.

Chapter 11: Proffering a Personal Scheme.

Chapter 12: Building a College Course Scheme.

Chapter 13: Building Business Schemes.

Part V: More Google Apps You Can’t Do Without.

Chapter 14: Using Google Docs and the Docs Home.

Chapter 15: Docs: Google’s Word-Processing App.

Chapter 16: Calculating with Google Spreadsheets.

Chapter 17: Creating Amazing Google Presentations.

Chapter 18: Using Google Calendar.

Chapter 19: Communicating with Gmail.

Chapter 20: Enhancing Communication with Google Contacts, Video Chat, and Talk.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Ten More Ideas for Your Scheme.

Chapter 22: Ten More Google Apps for Your Team.