Originally Posted by Tallest Skil
So what's stopping you? iWeb publishes to absolutely anywhere, not just soon-to-be-discontinued Apple hosting.
TextEdit is a better website developer than Dreamweaver. You should be using iWeb right now, or Coda.
Open Apple++ and Open Apple+-. Open Apple+0 resets. It's right under the View menu
1. Yes, nothing is stopping me from using iWeb for now... I am just concerned that Apple might take it away... They didn't publicly and clearly state that they are keeping it... Of course I understand that iWeb App and Hosting are separate issues
2. TextEdit vs DW.... I don't know HTML, so I need WYSIWYG, which is what DW is to me... Learning another app instead of DW doesn't interest me yet.. There is always fear of that other 3rd Party App going out of business... That's why iWeb seemed attractive, cause Apple is Apple... But now, it's clear that Apple can kill it's own apps too... So, I guess I'll stick with DW, except I'd hate to buy a whole New DW Upgrade for my MBP 17' which will have Lion vs my PB G4, 10.4.11 right now... Or I'll just keep using Dreamweaver 8 on my PB G4, which would limit me to home use only, since I won't carry 2 Laptops...
3. Re: "Open Apple++ and Open Apple+-. Open Apple+0 resets. It's right under the View menu
I know about that feature on Macs, but I was asking if that Font Size Control existed on iOS Devices!!! People with bad eyes could use that kind of Help!!! That Font Size Control should be part of iOS, unless it already is! I can't wait for iPhone 5 and iPad 3!!!!
Originally Posted by Conscript
Sounds like you may just want to go and buy a template that has all the buttons and arrangements made.
iWeb Pro wouldn't work because iWeb is designed so that people who don't know crap about websites can make a crappy little page using a canned template.
A true professional would not use such an oversimplified tool, and making it more complex would make it harder to use. So the same people who wish for all these advanced features would shudder and complain if it were to actually make it to market.
Example: Adding Facebook and Twitter links automatically? What about people who don't want those links? What hoops will they have to jump through to remove them, and how will that impact the site layouts in the templates? What if someone just wants one or the other? What if people start complaining that the links are added in a bad spot and want to move them? How do you make these options work then while it keeping it simple for everyone?
Web design gets complicated real fast. That is why you either have crippled "easy to use" solutions like iWeb or pro tools like Dreamweaver and just about nothing in between.
There is nothing stopping you from not using iWeb anymore anyway. Just publish to a different host other than MobileMe. There are millions of free hosts out there, plenty to choose from.
All Excellent points about iWeb Pro, Thanks a lot!!!
One should be able to Configure iWeb Pro down to only the Features they need! They could Choose a Setting to add Facebook or Twitter Links added Automatically, or Manually, or both to Specific Pages-Templates etc, with Manual Drag and Drop Positioning of those Buttons!!! Apple has plenty smart people to make iWeb Pro happen!
I already answered about iWeb with other Hosting... I'm just concerned about Apple killing it all together... iWeb might also become Outdated, because the world is moving to HTML5, and Hosting Providers might be changing Standards which might make iWeb UNUSABLE, unless Apple keeps Supporting/Updating iWeb!!! But Apple didn't Commit to iWeb's Future strongly enough!!!!
Of course, Apple can just Buy Adobe too, Kill Flash, and turn Dreamweaver into iWeb Pro, ha ha ha!!!
Yes, one can "cheat" and use Facebook Pages as their own websites, but guess what? In Notes on Facebook, the Links in this format http://apple.com
are NO LONGER CLICKABLE!!!!, unless one knows how to write HTML Code, href blah blah blah...., which is too Time Consuming!!!
Yes, real Pro's don't have to rely on Dreamweaver and such, but FOR THE REST OF US, who don't do HTML, iWeb Pro would be a HUGE HELP!!!! Then we can dumb it down in the Preferences, Settings, and only use the Features we need! Add to that Apple Forums and 1on1 Training, plus Apple's own Online Video Tuturials, and there could be lots of New Business for Apple, where people can make their own sites, knowing that those sites will look great on iOS Devices, or any Mobile Devices, including Androids!!!
Please Apple, JUST DO IT!!!!
Excellent, now I can email them...