Google’s Web Page Creator launches without Apple Safari support

“Google’s Page Creator, which launched today, is yet another tool in the company’s arsenal of web-based services — this one aimed squarely at the web site design market,” Rachel Rosmarin reports for Forbes. “Intended as a simplistic way for less-technical people to put up a web page, the free service will compete with products from Microsoft, Apple Computer, Adobe and even News Corp.’s MySpace.”

Rosmarin reports, “Individual pages will be hosted at ‘username.googlepages.com’ and each user will be able to store up to 100 megabytes of information, including images. Pages created with Page Creator will be crawled by Google within a few hours, making the content immediately searchable. This is an advantage over other web-site hosts, which can take days to be included in Google’s search results.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: We get a message that Apple’s Safari browser is not yet supported. Musings from Mars has more and a screenshot of the Safari error message here.

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44 Comments

  1. “”Individual pages will be hosted at ‘username.googlepages.com’ and each user will be able to store up to 100 megabytes of information, including images.”

    of which 100% of will be reported to and monitored by the government.

  2. Let me see if I have this right… because I’m a computer idiot…

    Google gives me 2 GB of email storage, but if I want to use them to host my webpage, they give me 100 MB of webpage storage?

    WTF?? That sounds backwards to me!

    MW: “morning”, as in “but maybe I just got up too early this morning.”

  3. “People still think overwhelmingly of ‘search’ when they hear ‘Google’. I think in five years, when they hear ‘Google’, they’ll think ‘What’s Google?'”

    possibly the dumbest comment yet on this site…

    people don’t “search,” they “Google.” When your company name has been turned into a verb, you’re not going anywhere…

    dumbass…

  4. Pretty nice! Very similar to iWeb except it runs in a web browser and doesn’t require you pay for a .Mac membership (yes, I know iWeb allows you to make web pages without .Mac, but its not helpful about it).

    I’m sure just like GMail, the safari version will be a long soon.

  5. I couldnt get it to work on Firefox (most recent version) on my MAC either. So – looks likes its a no go for me on either browser. That, in and of itself, is the reason I wont waste my time to even check it out.

    They havent supported MACS as a whole with their products, which is really getting old (Even if it is Beta). Google Earth took a while to make it to MAC, the gmail chat is not available in safari, Google chat not available to the MAC (unless you use jabber through ichat), and the list goes on.

    I understand we are a small market share, but seriously – Google cant get it right? Pretty lame if you ask me – even for as much as I like google.

  6. I tried to access it, but even as a gmail account user, I get…

    Thank you for your interest in Google Page Creator! Google Page Creator has experienced extremely strong demand, and, as a result, we have temporarily limited the number of new signups as we increase capacity. In the meantime, please submit your email address and we will notify you as soon as we are ready to add new accounts. Thank you for your patience.

    Bummer!! I was hoping to compare it to iWeb.

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