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Why the hell did Google make their sites MORE DIFFICULT TO USE than they used to be?

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Why the hell did Google make their sites MORE DIFFICULT TO USE than they used to be? Blah Blah Bla 4/2/12 8:35 AM
I AM TOTALLY STUNNED by the changes to Google's basic services lately. I AM ALSO TOTALLY STUNNED THERE IS NO PLACE TO COMPLAIN.  I used Picasa for years happily as a way to store and share photos. When I recently started a real estate-related business that involves storing and sharing photos of properties, I was astonished that Picasa has become impossible to use! It is feature creep at its worst. I spent 45 minutes trying to figure out a way to do something that used to take me seconds. I AM PRETTY PISSED OFF.

I have been devoted to Google for years, and I am now seeking alternatives for all my accounts.
Re: Why the hell did Google make their sites MORE DIFFICULT TO USE than they used to be? BettyBurwell 4/2/12 9:18 AM
Man, you've got that right. If it ain't broke, etc. If I were a Google board member, I'd ask for big-time accountabililty from the team that put this together (and the bosses who approved it for public consumption -- if the new version actually was consumable). I'm all for progress, but this ain't it. Jobs must be laughing his head off in the Great Beyond.
Re: Why the hell did Google make their sites MORE DIFFICULT TO USE than they used to be? mad hatter 4/2/12 6:31 PM
Will somebody please tell me what is going on? I am totally frustrated in trying to post pics on websites now. It used to be so easy.
Re: Why the hell did Google make their sites MORE DIFFICULT TO USE than they used to be? Phil KL 4/3/12 7:11 AM
Hi Mad Hatter,

Would this process below apply to your case?
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After you have done the upload of the photo to your Google account you need to go to Picasaweb at https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/myphotos .

You should then be able to get the URL of the photo following these steps:
  1. On the My Photos page, click your album.
  2. Click the photo you'd like to embed.
  3. Click Link to this Photo on the right sidebar.
  4. Set the following preferences:
    • Select your preferred image size.
    • Select 'Hide album link' to remove a link to the containing album, which is displayed by default with the image.
    • Select 'Image only (no link)' to get the image URL by itself, with no link back to Picasa Web Albums.
  5. Copy the HTML (Ctrl-C) in the 'Embed image' field on the right-hand side.
  6. Paste the HTML (Ctrl-V) in the source code for your site.
Re: Why the hell did Google make their sites MORE DIFFICULT TO USE than they used to be? CKC Rentals 4/28/12 9:27 PM
THANK YOU PHIL! I too had been working for close to an hour trying out how to share my Picasa photos as a slideshow on my business site (google site). Since everything has changed I can't find an easy way to get back to My Photos to get the specific Picasa weblink for sharing. I'll have to bookmark this so I won't get this frustrated again. THANKS!
Re: Why the hell did Google make their sites MORE DIFFICULT TO USE than they used to be? Philip B. 3/16/14 3:50 PM
Ive been trying to ask someone familiar with google.sites about this and I will assume you are a good person to ask :)
The question I have is why doesnt Google.sites allow textarea? The Webpage I have is simply a hobby and helping others in areas they may be lacking, like creativity, time, or patience lol. It is for BF4 players that either dont like to put the time into creating a emblem for their soldier or lack the creativity to do it. I understand people suggest to use < pre > tags or < code > tags but the textarea allows us to condense the space the code uses while making it easy to copy all.  My webpage is fairly new and has went through alot of trial and error so far just to learn the odd way google.sites works, but I will share the link to my page so you can see what I am talking about. Right now I am linking to my documents with the code but I would much rather using a textarea in the webpage itself. Is there something Im not understanding about Google.sites that is preventing me from doing this? Maybe somebody can offer a suggestion.
Re: Why the hell did Google make their sites MORE DIFFICULT TO USE than they used to be? Philip B. 3/16/14 3:52 PM
Re: Why the hell did Google make their sites MORE DIFFICULT TO USE than they used to be? Kat LeFevre 3/16/14 7:47 PM
I agree!!!!
I used to be able to upload directly to a specific album in my Picasa files.
Now there's only one place it uploads, and finding that on the web site is difficult. THEN if I want to actually organize them, I've got to click on each individual photo and click on where I want it to go.

This is a huge step backward.

I can't choose where I want the photo to go.
Then I have to *find* the picture once it's uploaded to who-knows-where.
Then I've got to move them individually to the folder that I used to be able to just choose in the first place!

I'm pretty sure they're trying to get us to NOT use Picasa and I'm about ready to oblige.