Articles and Resources

The following posts are links to free online articles and resources that help you to create your own custom google background without the need of installing and learning expensive software applications.

A nice contact form for google sites

posted Jun 25, 2011, 9:17 PM by Maao Vaireka   [ updated Jul 15, 2011, 11:35 PM ]

Wufoo - online form builder > the best contact form for google sites?

Wufoo strives to be the easiest form builder on the web which you can use to build contact forms, surveys, collect data, registrations and much more.

Wufoo is also easy to add to google sites and integrates with any design quickly and easily. Check out the gethemes contact form.

Check out the video tutorial on how to sign up, create and embed a form

Video credit: Brad Crawford

Downloads back up

posted Oct 3, 2010, 8:50 PM by Abel Vaireka   [ updated Oct 3, 2010, 8:59 PM by Maao Vaireka ]

Downloads back up

There were some broken links and some of the downloads were offline due to a google-sites update.  Thanks for letting me know,  I've re-uploaded them in the downloads section so they should be back up again now.

I know there hasn't been any activity on the site for a while but life sort of got in the way. I'll be back in the drivers seat now and uploading more templates for you guys in the next couple of days (hopefully).

If I forget send me a message to keep me on my toes ^_^

Don't own a copy of Adobe photoshop?

posted May 8, 2010, 2:38 PM by Maao Vaireka   [ updated Nov 6, 2013, 11:41 PM ]

Free online image editor with adobe photoshop features

Check out this free powerful online image editor that has most of the features of adobe photoshop including, image resizing, layers, filters, brushes, and much more...

Its fast loading interface makes it perfect for designing your own backgrounds for google sites.

Go to to learn more.

Powerful Online Image Editor

posted Mar 26, 2010, 4:30 PM by Maao Vaireka   [ updated Nov 6, 2013, 11:43 PM ]

Creation on the Fly

Aviary is a powerful suite of browser-based design tools for people who create.

If you don't have access to photoshop aviary can be the next best thing giving you powerful online tools to start Photo-editing, logos, web templates, filters, color palettes, screen capture & more at

Free Icons

posted Feb 13, 2010, 6:30 PM by Maao Vaireka   [ updated Feb 16, 2010, 10:42 AM ]

Awesome Icon Sets

Looking for Free Icons to compliment your google site website. try out some awesome free icons from offered by Rabotilnica (Workshop) doo, which is a small creative studio working in the creative design and web development industry.


Email Me Form

posted Feb 2, 2010, 1:09 PM by Maao Vaireka   [ updated Feb 2, 2010, 1:08 PM ]

Email Me Form

Email Me Form is a free online form generator service that helps you create HTML forms for your website, with no programming required.

Within minutes, by using their easy to use form wizard you can design simple or complex forms that send you an email each time your visitors submit them. After creating the web form, you get a HTML code to paste in your website, and the form will be there and working!

Click here to see a few previews, or here to signup!


posted Dec 12, 2009, 3:10 PM by Maao Vaireka   [ updated Dec 12, 2009, 3:29 PM ]

Splashup Online photo editor

Splashup, formerly Fauxto, is a powerful editing tool and photo manager. With the features professionals use and novices want, it's easy to use, works in real-time and allows you to edit many images at once. Splashup runs in all browsers, integrates seamlessly with top photo-sharing sites, and even has its own file format so you can save your work in progress... check it out at

Footprints of hope

posted Sep 30, 2009, 11:40 PM by Maao Vaireka   [ updated Oct 12, 2009, 11:17 AM ]

Walking New Zealand spreading hope

I have had the greatest pleasure in developing a site for a great lady who is a reliever teacher at my daughters school Sharon Thorburn is the director of the kotuku choir and is currently walking the nation (new zealand) to spread the song of hope.

The site was built quickly using google sites and google maps to track her progress. The announcements module is used for her blog and google docs form for a guest book.

Check out her progress at

Free advanced online photo editor

posted Sep 29, 2009, 2:10 AM by Maao Vaireka   [ updated Sep 29, 2009, 2:17 AM ]

Don't have photoshop?

Dont worry, you can use this online advanced photo editor free from They Support Image & Video Types: GIF, JPG, BMP, PNG, AVI, MPG, FLV and RM and many more (Max total upload size is 2.0 Mb. Large images take longer to upload.) Check out the examples page! Use our completely free photo editor in your browser! Thanks to Vince from for discovering and sharing this gem in the discussion forum.

Welcome to

posted Sep 29, 2009, 1:37 AM by Maao Vaireka   [ updated Dec 29, 2009, 6:16 PM ]

New design for gethemes and web address

Its been awhile since we added new themes but in the background this site has been in the making.

Google sites is getting better with each new release and based on feedback we are trying to make this resource easier to navigate to the required information and looking at how far we can push the designs within this platform.

We will be adding some exciting new areas such as learning how to create a full custom site like this one using the google sites platform.

We have some users that have shared their own designs which we will feature on this site also. And we also have those that have customized the background themes to make something that's truly unique to their brand.

Keep checking in as we roll out these new features and add new themes to the downloads. Peace :)

New Web Address

Yes is the new website address.

A while back i couldn't get this domain to work with google sites, what actually happened is somehow google created a blank google apps account when i registered the domain with godaddy, which meant that google wouldn't accept my domain name in google sites as it was used by another service (google apps). I didn't know this until after some serious digging and help from Brian over at kc cloud solutions and from the top contributors on the google sites help forum.

Once i verified (to google) that i was the owner of the domain through the google apps verification process, i was then allowed to sign in to google apps, delete that account and assign my domain to my google sites account. im not sure why this happened but hopefully this will help someone out. so here it again is enjoy!

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