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Jan 19, 2006, 11:28 AM
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Link: iLife 06 Review Part 3: iWeb (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20060119122837)
Description:: iWeb 1.0 review. Part three in a series of iLife 06 reviews.

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Jan 19, 2006, 11:46 AM
i was playing around with iweb last night
very nice, i really like the intergration with .mac
super user friendly, apple did well with iweb

Jan 19, 2006, 11:52 AM
While iWeb will be a boon to most home users, more advanced users (e.g. those who have moved beyond iWeb but not into the realm of professional toold like Dreamweaver) will find iWeb much too limited.
He hit that one right on the head.

Jan 19, 2006, 11:56 AM
Yep they did a good job I love it
Here is what I have put together quickly


Jan 19, 2006, 11:56 AM
i like iWeb right now. but there are some annoying things about it.
such as the splash screen that comes up when you open it asking about .mac. i said no once, isn't that enough?
and there is no blank template.

i might have to give Rapidweaver a try.

edit. here is what i have done with iWeb so far, i have a bit of work to do still though: www.tmklein.com

Jan 19, 2006, 12:15 PM
iWeb is alright, I'm still trying to figure out how much customizing one is able to do from the templates, or if it's pretty much set as it is.

Jan 19, 2006, 12:38 PM
What about XHTML and CSS compliance? Is iWeb standards-friendly?

Edit: seems like it, at least for http://www.tmklein.com/Blog/Blog.html

Way to go, Apple!

Jan 19, 2006, 12:58 PM
iWeb is good for only the most basic of tasks. Its of course good for people who do not know / not willing to learn HTML - or just knocking up a very quick but nice looking webpage.

Anything else and iWeb is a toy.

Apple could have changed this by allowing end users to create their own templates.

I installed iLife, messed with iWeb for 10 minutes and promptly removed it from my hard disc.

As Yvan256, above, pointed out, well done for Apple for creating XHTML and CSS compliant web pages. The web is for all browsers / OS and not dependant on one platform ( or browser ). All web developers ( AND Apple!!) should follow W3C standards.

edit: the page above linked ( http://www.tmklein.com/Blog/Blog.html - iWeb creation ) passes XHTML w3c validation, unfortunately the CSS does not ( only because font names are quoted - which is incorrect ).