How long will iWeb be usable?

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  1. hikeNM, May 16, 2012
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    Hello all,

    I'm currently using iWeb and have really liked it since its introduction five years ago.

    I was saddened when Apple stopped development of it, but thankful that it will still work.

    I was wondering how long you all think iWeb will be usable? In other words, when will new computers quit being able to run the program itself. Will it be 5 years or 10 years or what?

    Just wondering, so I'll know how much time I have to start looking for a replacement!

    Thanks!
     
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    Really?

    You think within a year the newest computers won't run iWeb?
     
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    While there's a possibility it won't work properly in Mountain Lion, I think the poster you quoted just didn't have any clue what they were talking about (after all, they called iWeb a "service" instead of an app).

    jW
     
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    You know, I may be really stupid, but I didn't even think about the possibility of it not working in Mountain Lion. I was looking past that, but you gave me something to think about!
     
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    iWeb in the afterlife

    I wonder if Apple might unveil a complete replacement for iWeb. I like iWeb and used it a lot, but it has some real structural issues. Rather than fix it, maybe they will replace it.
     
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    I suspect the app will work for a while. I still use it for a site and like it. I probably will migrate to another direction at some point.
     
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    Now that would be awesome, as long as it'd be possible to migrate pages from iWeb!
     
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    Still hoping, especially since Adobe Flux so far seems to be pretty poorly done.

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    I have 3 websites still left in iWeb, looking to port them over at some stage, but not right now. I really hope that it doesn't get broken in ML, because I really want it!

    Do any of you guys have 10.7.4 installed yet? Any issues?
     
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    Yeah I've got it and no problems so far. Had it for a while now.
     
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    If iWeb does get abandoned, keep an eye on CoffeeCup.com

    They create some pretty awesome WYSIWYG web editing tools for Windows and have started to port across/introduce Mac equivalents.
     
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    I'll definitely check it out.

    Thanks!
     

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