Demise of iWeb - What now? Some advice please

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by markycol, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. markycol macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    Well after the release of the Lion OS, iCloud etc, I have come to realise that iWeb is coming to a demise.
    I have a couple (quite basic) websites that I use iWeb for. I don't know HTML at all. I started to learn it but got out of the IT industry about 8 years ago. Needless to say I don't know much now, and certainly couldn't develop a website using HTML.

    So I am after some advice. What is the best website development software that I can replace iWeb with?
    I am aware of Adobe Dreamweaver but that is way too much money for what I need.
    I want something that will offer a decent semi-professional site, but not necessarily as professional as dreamweaver is capable of. So happy to come down a lot in price.
    I was looking around the £50-80 mark.

    Can any body help? What should I go for, and what are the pro's and con's of each?

    Thanking you in anticipation.
    Mark
     
  2. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says....my advice (as it often is) is to search the forum(s) before starting new threads. This has been asked a few times already and you'll find several suggestions and recommendations in this thread...oh yeah!
     
  3. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    Not a solution, but you might take the time to go to http://www.apple.com/feedback/iweb.html and let apple know that you would like it if they would revive iWeb. I dont' know if it will help, but it can't hurt.
     
  4. BlindSoul macrumors 6502

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    I'm using http://www.quickandeasywebbuilder.com/ - Quick and Easy Web Builder.
    It's currently on beta but acts like a stable version. I think it's very easy to use it and GOT MUCH MORE Features than on iWeb. PM me incase you need help with it, I would glad helping.
     
  5. sandimacd macrumors regular

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    What are using your website for?

    Are you using your site for a store front or sharing images or a journal or other specific purpose?
    What will work best for you will depend on what you are using your web site for.
     
  6. robertcloud macrumors newbie

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    I would suggest you looking into the wordpress framework. It has evolved beyond simple blogging and it is incredibly flexible, just find a theme that you like. Find a shared hosting company that has cpanel, I use bluehost which is excellent for my needs, and you can quickly and easily install wordpress installations.

    Not to mention it being free.
     
  7. johnclassick macrumors newbie

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    Wordpress

    I would also suggest utilizing wordpress.org. It often creates better looking sites than iweb, and while totally different than iWeb, it is designed for the person that does not know a thing about code.

    Go to godaddy, purchase a hosting package, and there is a wizard that walks you through setting up wordpress. You'll love it.

    All About iWeb
     

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