You have received an invitation to your project web site from 3by400. Now what do you do?
How do I get there...
If the e-mail address to which the invitation was sent is a Google address (either GMail or an outsourced Google mail domain), simply click the link. When you get to the login page, click the link below the LOGIN button labeled "Don't have a 3by400.com account?".
You will be asked to enter your e-mail address. This address must be a Gmail account (either via Google Apps, which is your standard e-mail address if we are managing your e-mail, or a standard, free Gmail account).
Once you enter a proper Google e-mail account, you will be presented with a new login box for the full credentials of the Gmail account listed above. Login and you will be presented with a list of Google Sites on the 3by400 site to which you have access. Generally, this will be only one site.
One of the first things you will want to do is Subscribe to Site Changes. Do this by clicking the down arrow next to "More Actions", a button that appears on the upper right-hand corner of the screen once you are in the Google Site. By subscribing, you will receive e-mail notification when updates are made to the site by any participant.
At 3by400, we LOVE Google Sites and use them every day to share information among ourselves or with clients.
What is it...
Google Sites is a WIKI, which is basically an online whiteboard. The most popular WIKI these days is Wikipedia. Depending upon the access you've been granted, you can either read information or be a full participant in the WIKI. There are several default tools available through the WIKI, including a blog tool, menuing, list pages...enough to manage a business. A WIKI can take the place of several very expensive applications and can be available to your internal team or shared with your clients.