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History[edit | edit source]
Google Sites has its origins in a company named JotSpot, which was founded in 2006. Google, being the bloodthirsty, money-hungry company they are, bought them out. On February 28, 2008, Google Sites was officially launched. Afterward, Google decided to merge its existing web builder, Google Page Creator, to Google Sites.
Google then had to hire web designers. One of them was Julie, and she was hired for two reasons: 1) she was great at her job, and 2) you know the other one.
Classic Sites had a lot of themes, including one inspired by wikis.Actually, that looks kinda cool.
New Google Sites[edit | edit source]
In 2016, Google decided to overhaul Google Sites because Google Sites wasn't getting a lot of users. They fired all of the engineers of Google Sites, except for Julie. They hired two new engineers to put in her engineering team.
In 2020, Google announced that "starting September 1, 2021, classic Sites will no longer be viewable by anyone." This means that Google was going to kill Classic Sites brutally and New Sites is the new champion. Everyone hated the announcement. But Google is still going through with it. At midnight on September 1, 2021, Classic Sites was officially dead, and the world observed a minute of silence.
What did the 2008-2016 engineers of Google Sites think?[edit | edit source]
Fortunately, confidential Google documents have leaked. See this, this, and this.