Added a slider in the Home page to visually express the latest updates!
There are many articles that argue against using Sliders due to additional load to the site (that affects SEO). Still It is popular and used in many websites.
Creating a Slider is very simple now, thanks to Google Slides which is part of Google Drive.
Once the slide is created, it can be added to Google Sites using 'Embed Gadget'.
Added a new page to embed featured posts from Google+.
Click Insert >Google+ >Google+ post on the page editor. Then paste the post link and click OK >Save.
At present only Public posts can be embedded.
Click Google+ Posts to view the page.
Google announced that the Google Reader will retire on July 1, 2013.
Hence all the Google Reader references in this site are removed. The Reader widget used in the Feeds page is changed with RSS Feed gadget.
Check the new Feeds page.
Enabled "Automatically adjust site to mobile phones".
Click More>Manage Site, go to Mobile option and tick.
The FLASH based Google Talk Gadget is no more supported under Google Sites. Hence the Talk page from this site is removed.
Google would be ending playbacks of Google Videos soon. Videos currently uploaded and hosted on this platform should be either migrated to YouTube or downloaded as a file.
I've migrated my video embedded in http://www.raveen.net/videos from Google Videos to YouTube.
Also all references to Google Videos are removed.
Favicon (Favorite icon), a small icon that appears on the browser tabs for a website not only adds fancy but it has functional benefits too. Especially when we scroll through browser history or bookmarks, it gives easy visualization.
I created a png file (16 x 16 pixels) with transparent background. The letter ‘R’ also has transparent background. The file is renamed as
faviconfavicon.ico and uploaded via More Actions>Manage site>Attachments>Upload to /top level.
On Chrome browser it appears like this:
Thanks to kalpen who gave inputs to add a favicon to my site.
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