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I bought iWeb this weekend and will install it this evening. Hopefully I'll have a site to publish soon.

If you've published a site with iWeb, let's see it. I'd love to get ideas from others and see what this app is actually capable of.

I'm most interested in migrating content from a Homepage over to an iWeb site and find out how well it works and how it looks.
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post #2 of 213
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Originally posted by CosmoNut
I bought iWeb this weekend and will install it this evening. Hopefully I'll have a site to publish soon.

If you've published a site with iWeb, let's see it. I'd love to get ideas from others and see what this app is actually capable of.

I'm most interested in migrating content from a Homepage over to an iWeb site and find out how well it works and how it looks.

Sorry to let you down, but imho, it is a peice of crap at the moment, you cant sway from the templates and there really arent enough templates, having used all sorts of publishing tools from AOL Homepage (1994) to editing with notepad, to using Frontpage 97, and tinkered with 2k and 2k3, having used Geocitys (pre and post yahoo ownership), having played with the "hard" tools from adobe and Macro, I can say that iWeb is a no starter, the integratiobn with ilife is great, but if I can move things the way I want them faster in code than wysiwyg, then I say the wysiwig needs a lot of help and there is no code review/edit tool in here either, and that is a big problem.

A good start, needs more work, wait for ver.2

also: If you post music it links to the iTms, that is cool, but, I would like a cut of the action, like amazon referals, hell, even itunes credit would be cool. something like "move 10 songs through your site get one free" or something.
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post #3 of 213
Here's mine . Nothing fancy, just a main page, about me, and a few photo albums. I'll probably add a few more once I've a) got more experience with iWeb, and b) thought of more stuff to actually put up there .

I quite like the app. I only need to produce simple pages with minimal effort, and iWeb does that for me. I'm sure it will get more advanced in future versions, but I'm pleased with what I can do so far.
post #4 of 213
I agree. There is no easier way (that I know of) of coming home from a short drive and posting your photos for all your friends to see. Just import to iPhoto, create an album, open iWeb, click new photo page, a couple of drags, a little typing, and you're ready to post.

Here is my site that is basically photos. Have some photos of Mount Sakurajima which is across the bay from where I live... at one point it was one of the most active volcanoes in the world.

You'll see two World #1's: the world's largest radish and the world'S smallest orange both are grown only on Sakurajima due to its special soil.

 

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post #5 of 213
Having played with both for a few weeks now, I prefer Sandvox -- from www.karelia.com -- to iWeb. Sandvox managed to be simple, but still provide a bit more control and power, and I like their templates better.
post #6 of 213
Well, I put to together a personal site with iWeb, and was not as disappointed as most. I use dreamweaver and hand code HTML, but have no problem with a problem solver like iWeb. Some shortcomings sure, but it is 1.0.

I've got some scuba shots, kid shots, and pics from my band's tour of Colorado.

enjoy
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post #7 of 213
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Originally posted by Bergermeister
I agree. There is no easier way (that I know of) of coming home from a short drive and posting your photos for all your friends to see. Just import to iPhoto, create an album, open iWeb, click new photo page, a couple of drags, a little typing, and you're ready to post.

Here is my site that is basically photos. Have some photos of Mount Sakurajima which is across the bay from where I live... at one point it was one of the most active volcanoes in the world.

You'll see two World #1's: the world's largest radish and the world'S smallest orange both are grown only on Sakurajima due to its special soil.

Very cool!
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post #8 of 213
Glad you liked it!8)

On the Photo Albums page, I took Apple's page, deleted most of the page to give me a basically blank page, then used the hyperlink maker to gett things working. It is a breeze, and you are not stuck with Apple's templates. I hope they come out with a blank page like the have for Pages.

 

Your = the possessive of you, as in, "Your name is Tom, right?" or "What is your name?"

 

You're = a contraction of YOU + ARE as in, "You are right" --> "You're right."

 

 

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You're = a contraction of YOU + ARE as in, "You are right" --> "You're right."

 

 

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post #9 of 213
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Originally posted by digitaldave
Here's mine . Nothing fancy, just a main page, about me, and a few photo albums. I'll probably add a few more once I've a) got more experience with iWeb, and b) thought of more stuff to actually put up there .

NIce page Digital Dave and very nice shots... makes me want to go to Cambodia!

I'm just starting to use iWeb. I like having my photos in albums, like you do with your "Photo Albums" page. Is that an automatic function in iWeb or did you have to put the links to the photos pages in by hand?

I was hoping photo albums would work the way blog pages do by creating sub-pages. Did you use a blog page as a template?

Thanks!
post #10 of 213
It's not automatic I'm afraid, I did it like you did, created a list and changed the entries to links. Maybe they'll add an even simpler method in the next version .
post #11 of 213
Here is one of my pages: *long gone
post #12 of 213
you dont need to be a .mac subscriber to use iweb right?


sorry if its such a newby question but honestly i dont know with apple anymore,


they are charging for such stupid shit these days.
post #13 of 213
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Originally posted by Elixir
you dont need to be a .mac subscriber to use iweb right?

Correct. There is an option to save the site to disk so you can upload it anywhere you want.
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I wish there were better export options.. making a small change to to a page makes you export the whole project just so you can ftp the single page and its folder. Forget it if you have a ton of pics or movies.
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Outsider I enjoyed your site. Thanks for the laughs.
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Originally posted by Outsider
I wish there were better export options.. making a small change to to a page makes you export the whole project just so you can ftp the single page and its folder. Forget it if you have a ton of pics or movies.

IME with several pages full of pics, when I make slight changes to a single page, it exports much faster than the original export, so it seems to only update the changes. I have made many minor changes to my site and can tell you it does not take that long.

 

Your = the possessive of you, as in, "Your name is Tom, right?" or "What is your name?"

 

You're = a contraction of YOU + ARE as in, "You are right" --> "You're right."

 

 

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You're = a contraction of YOU + ARE as in, "You are right" --> "You're right."

 

 

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post #17 of 213
I too think it needs help. I used the feedback form saying that I'd like to be able to customize the template rather than having to adjust every page made using a template to my preferences.

I do think it is a waste that iWeb doesn't have the same level of alternate site export as iCal does for calendar exports, iCal automatically publishes updates. Even the automatic .mac update is pretty asinine, the URL is needlessly long. I think it should be mac.com/~username not web.mac.com/username/iWeb/Site. I think it is one of those cases where Apple tries too hard to be different when the old Unix web server way was better and simpler in the first place.

That said, I did like how easy it was to throw images into a gallery, either singly or an entire iPhoto album. It would be nice if changes in the iPhoto album would automatically update the page generated from that album.

The fact that it renders some link text as images is asinine as well, wasting bandwidth and space.

Anyway, enough rambling, here is my page:

http://demaagd.com/jeff/

I hope it works right this time, I had some character set issues where the page doesn't seem to tell the web browser what character set is used.

Edit: the character set issue is starting to get vexing. I don't know what character set I need to use. UTF-8 is supposed to be automatically understood by the browser, but neither Firefox nor Safari seems to understand it.
post #18 of 213
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Originally posted by digitaldave
Here's mine . Nothing fancy, just a main page, about me, and a few photo albums. I'll probably add a few more once I've a) got more experience with iWeb, and b) thought of more stuff to actually put up there .

I quite like the app. I only need to produce simple pages with minimal effort, and iWeb does that for me. I'm sure it will get more advanced in future versions, but I'm pleased with what I can do so far.

Digital Dave... thanks for showing us your site. I really enjoy your photos... they're very nice!
post #19 of 213
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Originally posted by Outsider
Here is one of my pages: www.thepires.com/VideoVault.html

Just FYI, you could be violating copyright. If someone finds out and gets pissed you could have some shit on your hands. The only way to legally do it is to link to the movie file on the original site. But I wonldn't worry about it too much, chances are no one cares.
post #20 of 213
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Originally posted by icfireball
Just FYI, you could be violating copyright. If someone finds out and gets pissed you could have some shit on your hands.

All he'd have to do is remove the offending clip to avoid further legal action.
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post #21 of 213
I was really interested in iWeb after the keynote, but it's barely more than vaporware right now. Sure, they released ver. 1.0, but it's missing some critical features.

It generates HORRIBLE code, and doesn't optimize images for the web. In all the iWeb websites I've visited the home page images are grossly large. On my 2 mbit DSL line it was taking 5-6 seconds to load many of the header images. That's rediculous.

You can't edit the code, which is insane. I know this is targeted at beginners, but that's like not being able to write macros in Excel. Come on!

It definitely has potential, but there are FAR better programs out there, even for beginners. Maybe not with the flair of apple apps, but that work better, faster and with cleaner output.
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post #22 of 213
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Originally posted by beley
In all the iWeb websites I've visited the home page images are grossly large.

The template I'm working on allows you to scale, crop, adjust, or whatever else you want with the image. I've scaled some of them down so that they're not taking up ridiculous amounts of real estate on screen.
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post #23 of 213
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Originally posted by CosmoNut
The template I'm working on allows you to scale, crop, adjust, or whatever else you want with the image. I've scaled some of them down so that they're not taking up ridiculous amounts of real estate on screen.

I wasn't talking about width and height, but rather file size and download times.
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post #24 of 213
Here is mine: www.zeroshots.com For those who like photography.
Hope you like it.
Vasco
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Originally posted by Vasco Casquilho
Here is mine: www.zeroshots.com For those who like photography.
Hope you like it.
Vasco

HOT DAMN! Brilliant site. Brilliant photos. Great job!
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post #26 of 213
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Originally posted by beley
I wasn't talking about width and height, but rather file size and download times.

I'm curious if the file sizes (and subsequent download times) would go down if you size the photos in iPhoto first to closely match what it'll be in the iWeb page.

I personally don't think the download times are a big deal. I can see the big photos loading from top to bottom, but the wait is miniscule and acceptable to me. It's certainly not 5 or 6 seconds, and I don't have anything close to 5 Mbps DSL.
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post #27 of 213
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Originally posted by CosmoNut
I'm curious if the file sizes (and subsequent download times) would go down if you size the photos in iPhoto first to closely match what it'll be in the iWeb page.

I personally don't think the download times are a big deal. I can see the big photos loading from top to bottom, but the wait is miniscule and acceptable to me. It's certainly not 5 or 6 seconds, and I don't have anything close to 5 Mbps DSL.

Txs a lot. Glad you liked it. I have another site called www.mindlooks.com but it was not done with iWeb.
Txs for looking.
vasco
post #28 of 213
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Originally posted by Vasco Casquilho
Txs a lot. Glad you liked it. I have another site called www.mindlooks.com but it was not done with iWeb.
Txs for looking.
vasco

Vasco,

I thought I recognised some of the photos . Excellent work!

Dave.
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I haven´t done so much photography lately, so it is natural that some of them coincide.
Txs for looking and remembering.

Vasco
post #30 of 213
i use .mac and have a homepage. so is iweb worth the price...what does it allow me to do that homepage doesn't and does it make it easier to get a quicktime short video to "my site"? i just post my photo albums right now, not much else, i have only one video clip of my girls singing for christmas. that's the only video that i would consider placing on my homepage etc, since i've had homepage. is it simpler to intergrate stuff....
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post #31 of 213
I find it very easy for what it does. If you are not after a super pro site, then go for it.

All of your photos, etc, come up in a media menu and you just drag and drop them onto the page. You can even do basic adjustments to the photos within iWeb without having to go back to iPhoto and fiddling with them. Uploading too the net is also one button easy.

Layout is a breeze and you can add text easily. You can also make navigation links to make the site a little more organized/interesting. All the work is done on your Mac (not on the net), so things zips along. Everything in iLife '06 links better and flows more easily than before.

There aren't that many iWeb templates now, but this is the first version and more will come. One thing I like is iWeb pages do not have the silver border that .mac pages have.

You can keep your .Mac homepage as it is and link to it from the new site created in iWeb.

Take a look at the pages that have been listed here and see if you like what you see. Each one has a different approach and feel to it so you can seee the underlying strength of the software.

 

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You're = a contraction of YOU + ARE as in, "You are right" --> "You're right."

 

 

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post #32 of 213
It's pretty easy for novices like my wife but since we don't have a .mac account, it's not as easy as one click. FTP and publishing your WHOLE project is involved. Luckily, most of the time we only have to FTP the individual page but you still have to publish the whole project.

If you have .mac then iWeb is the best way to publish simple but good-looking sites.
post #33 of 213
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Originally posted by NOFEER
i use .mac and have a homepage. so is iweb worth the price...what does it allow me to do that homepage doesn't and does it make it easier to get a quicktime short video to "my site"? i just post my photo albums right now, not much else, i have only one video clip of my girls singing for christmas. that's the only video that i would consider placing on my homepage etc, since i've had homepage. is it simpler to intergrate stuff....

I don't think iWeb alone is worth the price, but the improvements to iMovie, iPhoto and the addition of iWeb is about worth it. iPhoto does make it easy to transfer a photo album into an iWeb gallery page in about three clicks, and someone mentioned that it is easy to add and remove photos from a given gallery, add by dragging in from iPhoto, remove by pressing the delete key, rearrange by simply dragging photos around.

I think they should have made it easier to update to your own hosting, but if you have .Mac, it appears to automatically update or publish pages.
post #34 of 213
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You know, .Mac is much more worth the $99 now, as I kind of look at iWeb as part of that price. Yeah, technically it's not, but if you look at the total $179 a year that you spend on iLife and .Mac, you get a pretty good deal with a tightly integrated package.
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post #35 of 213
program feed - still in a beta of sorts
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Does iWeb require a .Mac subscription?
post #37 of 213
Here is site full of photos of my son. Very easy to make and update. This requires a high speed connection because of all the pictures and music. I found iWeb much easier to use than Freeway Express, although iWeb is much more limited. It does however integrate very well with iLife and makes basic sites very easy to make.

http://web.mac.com/llovato/iWeb
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post #38 of 213
Have posted my first QTVR thru iWeb as a test and it works fine.

Made it with Canon's PhotoStitch, which is very easy to use and came with my camera for free. Wish it had a nicer OSXish interface though...

Take a peek .

 

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You're = a contraction of YOU + ARE as in, "You are right" --> "You're right."

 

 

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post #39 of 213
Made this just to see how iWeb works..I like it so far. Except my web site seems to be really slow right now.

http://web.mac.com/ericrynerson/iWeb/Site/Welcome.html
post #40 of 213
Ok here is my old Homepage site completely done in iWeb, it has taken me awhile to get used to differences between doing everything manually as I did with my Homepage. However now after 10 days or so, I think iWeb was worth it and I like it.

What's everyone think then?

http://web.mac.com/stevenbutterworth...h/Welcome.html
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