How do i simply create a website again?iweb has gone


macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Mar 14, 2009
when i had a mac last year i made a website with iWeb. it was splendid fun, i bought a decent web address from go daddy, i think it was, and it was so easy to drag bits about and make a website. i was looking foreword to carrying on when i got my new iMac a couple of days ago. i then discovered that iWeb has been dropped by apple as not many used it. thats fair enough, but can anyone recommend a similarly easy replacement?
im not a computing idiot, i can build PCs, install OSs, fix my families PCs and Macs etc, but I really can't be bothered with a web design solution that takes time and effort to learn how to use, id rather do something else.
Can anyone recommend a similar lazy site building solution?



oh yes, ignore the website but below. its all gone.


macrumors 604
Jan 21, 2002
Langley, Washington
I would normally say Dreamweaver, but having done a lot of work with Wordpress the last few months, I'm really liking Wordpress, as you can build almost any type of site with some simple skins, and can be hosted locally or on most server hosts.


Bernard SG

macrumors 65816
Jul 3, 2010
Wirelessly posted (IPod Touch 4: Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

iWeb is still around and still works. It will just not be further updated ( apparently).


macrumors 6502
Jul 19, 2011
new jersey
I really love using drupal. You can get it and find out more info at their .org site; its an amazing script with tons of features that blows wordpress outta the water. I love using drupal and the program coda (available on the mac store).


macrumors 6502
Mar 15, 2009
Palm Beach, Florida
Web Host Recommendation

I would like to add just one monkey wrench into this discussion.

Which Web Host would you recommend? Does the recommended Web Host also have store front capability?


macrumors regular
Nov 17, 2010
Smug Mug

This is not a solution for all former iWeb users but my website was a place to hang photos and tie them together with descriptions. I have discovered that SmugMug is going to be a welcome replacement for Gallery and iWeb. It stores full res photos, organizes galleries, accepts video and was the easiest CNAME change I ever did. Within minutes it hosted my domain name, which I had set up through Go Daddy a few years back.

You can design your own CSS frames or use their presents. It also gives you the ability to interface with FB and other photo sites, sync or edit or save on iPhone or order items like books, calendars, business cards, etc.

I also tried Word Press but the SmugMug mid level plan (it's a paid service, not free) just blew me away at less than MM per year.
I am so impressed that I am giving gift certificates to family so they can create their Smug Mug site.
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