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QR Codes For Free Google Sites

Posted: July 30th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: General, QR Codes For Education, QR Codes Use Cases | No Comments »

Google Sites is a free website builder that lets you effortlessly create and share web pages for your campaigns and projects. This tool makes it easier for a user to lay out the pages without the need for coding. Helpful for educators, small business owners and entrepreneurs as well, Google Sites is one of the most effective ways to launch your online presence.

Once you have the web page created, a QR code can be used to redirect your readers and followers to your site. It can be used for an event, interactive learning or landing pages. Simply use QR Stuff’s Web Page URL data type and see it live upon scanning the QR code.

How To Use Google Sites

The new Google Sites makes the website building task a whole lot easier, letting you accomplish more projects in the long run. It provides a ready-made platform that consists of a drag and drop feature for all the materials you need, whether it be text, images, videos or even entire presentations. Share it with your clients, followers and readers.

1. Create Your Site. To get started on Google Sites and begin creating the website, click the plus sign button located on the lower right-hand corner of your screen. You’ll be directed to an Untitled page, so you must enter a unique name to keep track of your site. This site document name is only viewable by you, and by others after you have published the site. Take note that you need to have two or more pages in your website for the site name to appear.

2. Select A Theme. The appearance of your website means a lot. Select from any theme in the Google Sites gallery, which goes along with adjusting font styles, colours and backgrounds.

3. Add Content. Click “Insert” or double-click on the portion of the page where you want to add content. You can add text boxes, URLs of other web pages, photos, videos, documents and files from Google Drive or Google Embeds.

4. Publish Your Site. Click “Publish” and be re-directed to a pop-up box where you have to enter a unique name to the end of your URL. The URL is editable anytime, provided that no other users have registered those particular words in the web domain. Preview your site’s URL to confirm that your site published correctly. There are more functionalities on Google Sites waiting to be explored.

How To Generate A QR Code For Google Sites

1. Go to https://www.qrstuff.com/?type=websiteurl and have the “Website URL” data type pre-selected from the Data Type section.

2. In the Content section, enter your Google Sites URL.

3. Click the “Download QR Code” button and the QR code for Google Sites is ready for use.

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Make It A Bit Fancy

While free users can change the foreground colour of their QR code, paid subscribers have the ability to also change the appearance of the QR code image and embed a logo or image in its centre. Just use the steps outlined above to create your Website URL QR code for Google Sites, and then, before you download your finished QR code, click the “Style Your QR Code” button to change its appearance.

Here is an example that shows what could be done to the Website URL QR code created above using our QR Code Styling feature. Our Style section allows you to make your QR code more visually distinctive and, by embedding a suitable image, perhaps more intuitive as well. Read our blog post on QR Code Styling for more details about how to use this feature.


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Scanning QR Codes on an iOS Device

Posted: July 17th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: General, QRStuff Features | No Comments »

Multinational tech company Apple is a big fan of QR codes. Recent reports revealed that the tech giant has now adopted the way other QR code readers work. iOS 11 and iOS 12 systems are now capable of reading QR codes through the device camera. There is no need to download external applications.

As you may have already learned from previous blog posts, a QR code stands for “Quick Response” and refers to a mobile phone readable barcode that contains phone numbers, SMS messages, email addresses, information for business cards or just plain text. Apple is taking advantage of the popularity of these intuitive codes to present a feature without the need for a third-party app for scanning.

How To Scan QR Codes Using Your Apple Device

Scanning the QR code you have using your Apple device — yes, including the iPad — has opened up a new realm of possibilities for those that rely on these innovations. The steps for scanning the code are simple and easy:

  1. Open the Camera app.
  2. Point the camera lens to capture the QR code at just the right distance — not too close and not too far.
  3. The Apple scanning feature will automatically read the code. The user will receive a prompt to follow the URL. Depending on the data type chosen, you will be directed to the embedded information.

Devices running iOS 12 have also introduced a cool new addition to scanning QR codes.

Note: If the scanning does not work,  check to make sure that the scanning feature is on. Simply head over to Settings, then Camera. Next, enable Scan QR Codes (if it’s not on by default).

The QR Stuff QR Code Scanner

QR Stuff also has a QR code scanner that lets you create and scan the codes in just one platform. The new QR Stuff QR code scanner can also be used on iOS devices.

This is a recommended alternative to Apple’s feature as QR Stuff offers this as a secure scanning medium. It first displays the QR code content before taking an action on the user device, while most other scanners immediately take an action.

  1. Go to www.qrstuff.com. Select “Scan” from the menu just above the QR code generator.
  2. You will be directed to the QR code scanner page. Note that the user needs to allow permission to access the device camera to allow the scanner to capture the QR code ready to be scanned. You only need to grant permission once, the first time the scanning feature is used.
  3. Simply point the camera to the QR code to be scanned, and you will automatically be directed to the information it holds. For instance, your Website URL QR code will take you to the webpage embedded in the code.

Scanning QR Codes on an iOS Device through QR Stuff QR Code Scanner

Use the QR Stuff QR Code Scanner on your iOS device the same way you access your apps. First, launch Safari and go to the scanner page. Tap the Share button found on the toolbar represented by a rectangle with an arrow pointing upward. Tap the Add To Home Screen icon in the Share menu, and you are prompted to enter a name for the shortcut. The icon appears on your home screen. Tap the shortcut icon to go to the QR Stuff QR Code Scanner.

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