iWeb converts jpegs to supersized png files?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by GrannySmith_G5, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. GrannySmith_G5 macrumors 6502

    Aug 28, 2003
    After playing with iWeb for a bit, it appears that the images you add are converted to png's resulting in totally unnecessary page sizes. Why png? I guess I can understand the template images with reflection being png (for transparency purposes), but man automatically converting a 18 kb jpeg to a 280 kb png....I don't think so. Is this so people run out of .Mac space and are tempted to buy more?
  2. Lacero macrumors 604


    Jan 20, 2005
    Plainly put, iWeb sucks. The transparency effect can still be accomplished with part of the image as JPG and the reflection as a transparent PNG. But no, Apple has to take it to the next level of idiocy. iWeb also relies too heavily on absolute CSS layout properties which basically means the web is like one huge static brochure.

    I think I'll wait for iWeb 3.0.
    Here's to the Crazy Ones [​IMG]
  3. GrannySmith_G5 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 28, 2003
    I think you may be right. iWeb completely sucks doesn't it. Not even from a experienced users point of view, but from a complete novice point of view. Drag and drop simplicity sounds great, but when it creates such slow loading, bloated websites, what's the point?

    Ha, start with a blank page (an annoying task in itself) and add a few tiny stars from the "shape" menu- now check the site size. Holy crap.
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia

    I wouldn't put it past them. :rolleyes:

    My site is so bloated that my 24Mbps connection only half loads it, half the time. It's ridiculous. :(
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    i do like some things about iWeb, but its still not that great, i'm going to give RapidWeaver a try this weekend.
  6. dr427 macrumors regular


    Oct 13, 2005
    Oklahoma City
    I don't have iWeb, but there is no way to adjust the upload settings or prevent the png???
  7. aricher macrumors 68020


    Feb 20, 2004
    I have no idea why you are all in a tizzy here. I've been toying with iWeb for a week now and haven't had any problems like this. Sure, pages take a little extra longer to load but nothing like what you all are describing. As soon as my page is done I'll post it. I'd like to get some feedback on load times, layout, etc. My site is basically a graphics portfolio website so it's very content heavy - 99 photos per page, videos, etc. After doing some tests I've resized all my photos to 90 DPI with the maximum height or width set to 7 inches. This has helped load times tremendously. Currently I have probably 200 photos and four 5-11 MB videos and my site is at 110 MB. I figure by the time I'm done I should be up to 500 photos and 25 MB of video making my site roughly 250-300 MB leaving plenty of .mac space for creating other sites, posting downloads, etc.

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