Improving iWeb

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  1. macrumors bot

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    Category: Opinion/Interviews
    Link: Improving iWeb
    Description:: Steve Jobs walked onto stage and talked about how iWeb would refine and reshape web-page development. With it’s design, functionality, and unambiguous simple, user friendly interface. At the time, I agreed. Steve made another sensational Keynote demo of iWeb, and talked up the hype. Now I have my copy of iLife 06, my views have drastically changed.

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  2. macrumors regular

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    an article about how to improve iWeb? well that's low hanging fruit. i agree with him, but he's only stating the obvious.
     
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    Glenn Wolsey

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    Remember, this is my article of what I think needs improving in iWeb, I am yet to write my full review of iWeb showcasing it’s many wonderful features.
     
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    I got my iLife 06 the other day, and I opened it to see what all the fuss was about, and I did think initially the process was like Pages. From somebody who messes with GoLive, the fist thing I did was look at the help pages of iWeb, and look for "uploading". I must admit the info wasn't as easy to extract as it could have been, and those relevance bars didn't hit on uploading to alternatives to dotmac.
    I realise Apple has targets for dotmac, and I suppose having dedicated software parallels the iTunes/ITMS software relationship, but although there are 1 million dotmacs out there, there are a lot more dial ups/adsl accounts with unused webspace available.
    For a first stab, iWeb is more than OK for its target audience, but for anybody outside this. it's a bit like the first version of iMovie, and you've got an unsupported DV camera and you don't want to buy a new one. :)
     
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    winmacguy

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    Prepare to have your opinion 'dissected' by the somewhat forensic nature of MR forum users Glenn. Goodluck:)
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    I don't have iWeb, I can't afford iWeb, I don't want iWeb and I don't have any issues with the other iLife '05 apps but if it exposes an export page action, surely it would be possible for a user to automate their non-.Mac uploads using AppleScript and/or the Automator?
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    i understand. but i havent even used iweb and i could pick up those details by Jobs' presentation and the iWeb homepage. maybe you could dive into:

    - how much of a ripoff it is of RapidWeaver
    - HTML/XHTML/CSS compatibility
    - RSS and how well it's implemented
    - any browser-dependent features
    - a site updating process for non-.Mac users
    - extending it with applescript and/or automator
    - PHP or other scripting support
     

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