Google Page Creator Shutting Down Moving to Google Sites

While logged into my Google account today, I visited the Google Page Creator product where I found the following message:

Google Sites

Google Sites

After receiving the above message, I searched for more information about the impending closure of the Google Pages product and found it has apparently been in the works for some time.

Google Page Creator Migration

Google Page Creator Migration

Google Pages accounts will either be migrated automatically to a Google Sites URL with visits to googlepages.com redirected or page owners can download their content, opt out of the move and have their GooglePages address redirected to a new address of their choice.

More about the Page Creator shut from Google:

Google Page Creator will be shut down in June, 2009. To make the transition to Sites as smooth and easy as possible for Page Creator users, we will be doing an automatic import of Page Creator pages to Google Sites, which will include moving pages to Google Sites and redirecting visits to googlepages.com URLs to their new location on Google Sites. From now until this import begins June 1, Page Creator users who don’t want to be moved to Google Sites have the option to download their content, host it on another service, and redirect their existing URL. Please note that Google Sites does not support JavaScript, some forms of HTML, or web hosting.

What is Google Sites?

What is Google Sites?

What is Google Sites?

Google Sites is an online application that makes creating a team web site as easy as editing a document. With Google Sites, people can quickly gather a variety of information in one place — including videos, calendars, presentations, attachments, and text — and easily share it for viewing or editing with a small group, their entire organization, or the world.

* Customize your site’s interface to resemble your group or project’s look and feel
* Create a new sub-page with the click of a button
* Choose from a growing list of page types: webpage, announcements, file cabinet
* Centralize shared information: Embed rich content (video, Google Docs documents, spreadsheets, presentations, Picasa photo slide shows, iGoogle gadgets) into any page, and upload file attachments
* Manage permissions settings to keep your site as private or widely editable and viewable as you’d like
* Search across your Google Sites content with Google search technology

Quick question: What are the differences between Google Sites and the upcoming new Google Wave product?

Google Wave

Google Wave

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