Google has released yet another beta yesterday (February 22, 2006) in Google Page Creator. Google Page Creator is a new tool that allows you to quickly and easily create web pages. According to Google in using Page Creator:
- No technical knowledge required.
Build high-quality web pages without having to learn HTML or use complex software.
- What you see is what you'll get.
Edit your pages right in your browser, seeing exactly how your finished product will look every step along the way.
- Don't worry about hosting.
Your web pages will live on your own site at http://yourgmailusername.googlepages.com
Nik Cubrilovic questioned who Google Page Creator is targeting as its user base. Is Google Page Creator going to try and compete with MySpace and TagWorld or go after the content management systems like Drupal? In any of those cases I do not think Google Page Creator can win, due to lack of functionality. However, I could see Google Page Creator useful for non-technical savvy people who are interested in creating a simple web page to host images or other information. Is this a redo of Yahoo GeoCities?
The use of a blog for this type of communication may be more effective though the word "blog" may scare the non-tech savvy people away since web page may be a more easily accepted idea. What do you think?