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Google Sites relative to standard web technologies:

 Purpose  Web Technology  Google Sites

Static Content 

  • WYSIWYG editor creates HTML 
  • HTML available to view and edit 

Style / Presentation

CSS - Cascading Style Sheets
  • Select from Themes (many preconfigured) 
  • Google interface to customize style settings 
  • No direct access to site-wide CSS files*  

Dynamic Content 

  • Google Apps Script - written using JavaScript and Google APIs, 
  • then integrated into a site via a link or object 
  • JavaScript cannot be directly written in a page's HTML*

* CSS files for the overall site cannot be viewed or edited. Within a standard page, inline <style> tags may be used. Sites also supports an HTML box object that can include CSS & JavaScript for use within that object.