Creating and Publishing Web Pages

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by speedemonV12, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. speedemonV12 macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2005
    Hey guys, I am loving my new MBP, and for Christmas, I would like to create a Web Page for my Wife of our family. I would like to create a web page where one portion of it is a standard web page, that has anything that i want to put on it, and links to other pages, Sort of like a Title page. I would like it to link to a Family Blog page, and that page links to each of the family members blogs. Would iWeb be the best way to create this, to create these web pages. I then would like to publish the site up onto the web. But i dont have a .Mac account, nor do i want one. I have a domain name already, just need a server to keep my site, and wondering what the best publishing software is. I would like the software part to be easy, so that my whole family can update it, and make entries in their blogs. I guess that i am looking not only for something to easily publish the site, but also a server side blog software. So that i can have my own blog type thing set up on my server sort of like, So that my family can go online to the page, login, and add entries to the blog. I would like to be able to put passwords on selective parts of the site... can anyone help me out here?
  2. obrien234 macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2005
    Brighton, MI
    Umm...I don't know about the more complex stuff (editing from any location, passwords) but I can tell you that iWeb is ridiculously simple to use. I have a main page and a blog set up on my website. Also, I don't have a .Mac account but iWeb allows you to publish to a folder and then you can manually transfer that onto your server.

    I suggest you fiddle with the program and see what you can and can not do, and see if that meets your requirements.
  3. speedemonV12 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2005
    ok.. i have looked through iweb, and seems like a very good program for intermediate users...what about a site creation program a little bit more advanced, where you could do source editing, and just overall more advanced?
  4. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

    Fleetwood Mac

    Apr 27, 2006
    Depending on how advanced you want to go, GoLive or Dreamweaver (both of which are by Adobe) might be helpful.
  5. speedemonV12 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2005
    in iweb, how do i create a box that has an outline to it?

    then also in iWeb, like how would i go about creating a web page that is my own. in iWeb it seems that you are stuck with the templates that they have for you, and if you use a blank page, you must insert the things that they have already made, you can't really create a webpage completely your own, whatever you want on least it seems that way, if someone knows otherwise, please tell me...
  6. dpaanlka macrumors 601


    Nov 16, 2004
    There's really only two good choices. iWeb for beginners, and Dreamweaver for advanced users.

    I'm pretty certian Adobe will kill GoLive now that they own GoLive's much larger competitor.
  7. EMKoper macrumors regular


    Dec 18, 2002
    Stafford, VA
    I think it can be done...

    My iWeb created site here ... I spent a few days making this from scratch using iWeb (starting with blank page... did link to some other already created pages made in other programs in the links section)... and I think it looks 'not created on iWeb". But, it turns out it was so inefficient to do this in iWeb, I don't have the energy to go back and continue to update. Probably my next revision of the site will be done in Front Page on my old PC (works well, easy to organize sites, and since I already have it, it is free). So, IMO, iWeb can be used more creatively, but it is a lot of work... you might want to try/look at Nvu ... it is free, also.
  8. ddekker macrumors regular

    Sep 23, 2006
    maybe also look at something like Blogger or fire up a wordpress site, wordpress has evolved into quite a package for free, and tons of support.


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