[This post is from the archives – it was originally published on June 12, 2008. All of the references in it – Pages, Labs – are since expired by the Google.]
Google Pages is part of the Google Labs initiative to build an online playground of web technologies that may or may not get integrated (it is a ‘lab’ after all) into the growing set of tools google has to offer beyond its comprehensive search engine (and mapping, and reader, and calendar, and advertising, and and and). Google Pages describes itself as ‘a free online tool that finally makes it easy for anyone to create and publish useful, attractive web pages in just minutes.’
It really is easy for anyone to create webpages without any HTML knowledge, thanks to the integrated WYSIWIG editor with clickable buttons, quick drop-down menus, and limited set of options for modifying your pages. Two of those options contain references to normal: the heading menu, which uses classes like h2, h3, h4 and p for paragraph or as googlepages call it, Normal – not Default; and the font size menu which has the options small, normal, large and huge – common terminology of CSS font properties.
thanks google for recognizing the potential of normal: