Google Page Creator:
Oh, and by the way, it looks like Google has released a tool to make mini-websites. The Google Page Creator at http://pages.google.com/ lets you throw up a quick set of pages without a ton of hassle. Looks like a bunch of different look ‘n’ feel choices:
(Via Matt Cutts: Gadgets, Google, and SEO.)
Does this seem like a weird tool to come out of Google? There are dozens of Page creators on the web. It just seems too common a tool to come out of google.
Here is what Om Malik had to say:
It doesn’t work with Safari as of yet. You need a Firefox on Mac to make it work. Also, does anyone else get the feeling - Geocities, minus the clutter? No wonder Larry Page is going ape shit about that whole 20% time on pet projects thing.
And Dave Winer:
This evening Google launched a totally unremarkable page creator web app. It’s a nice Ajax text editor, with templates, but why isn’t it part of Blogger, or at least connected to Blogger, and where is the feed? The sites have no structure.