iWeb and .mac

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  1. broncoball macrumors regular

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    i was thinking about buying the new ilife mainly because of iWeb but i was wondering if you have to hav .mac to be able to use iWeb?
     
  2. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    You don't have to have .mac, but it helps. ;) There is seamless integration between iWeb and .mac, so if you are using some other website for hosting you would need to manually FTP the iWeb files over to it, etc. With .mac, iWeb updates it automatically.
     
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    From what I've heard you are able to save the work that you do to a folder, that way you are able to upload it yourself to your own site. However there isn't really a guarantee that everything with work properly on a non .Mac account
     
  4. cruxed macrumors regular

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    I successfully managed to publish my site to a folder, which I uploaded to to my ftp. Everything worked great, and the slideshows were .Mac like.

    overall, cool!
     
  5. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    That's true, you'd have to be careful. There are certain features of .mac, like the slideshows, etc., which you can easily create in iWeb of course, however if you tried uploading it to a different website, it probably wouldn't work since that's something specific to .mac. For normal content, yeah, you should br fine, but as I said, you would have to be conscious of possible compatibility issues.
     
  6. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    I stand corrected - evidently thetre are not as many compatibility issues as I would have guessed when it comes to things like the slideshow functionality and the like. I would still be aware of that potential though when not using .mac. :eek: ;) Good to know though that iWeb seems to be a solid design tool. :cool:
     
  7. Darwin macrumors 65816

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    Thats good news

    Apple have worked hard on this, its great that they have taken into account other webspace services apart from .Mac. Means iWeb will still be useful even if we don't stay with .Mac

    I want it now :D
     
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    If you feel that the package could be useful to you then go ahead, if you can take advantage of a lot of those services that .Mac offers then I think its worth it
     
  10. HiRez macrumors 603

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    In my opinion, iWeb should be included in .Mac instead of in iLife, or at least they should offer a combined iLife/.Mac package for maybe $129-$150 per year.
     
  11. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Very good suggestion - and you know, if Apple did, this, I just might actually get a .mac subscription for once. :cool:
     
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    Right, they need a way to entice Mac users to buy .Mac since it's not selling like hotcakes on its own. Most people just don't see the value in it for $100 a year. I bet if they offered it at a discount with iLife, they'd get a lot more people to sign up. I imagine the profit margins on .Mac must be extremely high right now, but it's be better to trade a little bit of that raw profit to get more people hooked and make .Mac more of a standard Mac "must have" service. They've been pretty successful selling iLife.

    Another thing to think about in the future is how about offering an option of something like $200-$250 per year as a subscription to just get everything: new versions of OS X, iLife, .Mac, iWork, and QuickTime Pro. I bet there are very few people who shell out money for every single one of these upgrades every product cycle right now, but at a substantial discount they might go for it, I know I would.
     
  13. Tusk macrumors newbie

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    I bought iLife 6 for $71 and .mac for $79 from Amazon. With no sales tax and free shipping, that's $150.
     
  14. kwajo.com macrumors 6502a

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    I've got iWeb working fine without .Mac, I have it export to a folder on my server on my home network, and that folder is online so it's instantly available. the downside is you don't get the fancy slideshows that .mac users get, you get ones in the old .mac style. you can check it here: http://gsr.kwajo.com and click on the "Writing" link (fourth bar from the top) to see what was created in iWeb.
     
  15. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Oooh, I'd be all over that like white on rice. Good suggestion. I remember the old pre-iLife days when iTunes, iPhoto, etc. updates were free... :cool:
     

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