How easy is iWeb?

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  1. WillEH macrumors 6502a

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    Just wondering how easy iWeb is to use? and once I make the layout, etc. All I need to do is upload the saved file to my host? and it will appear on the website?

    Thanks :)
     
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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3GS: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    It's rather easy to use, but quite limited in advanced features. I've messed with it a little here and there but prefer Dreamweaver CS4.

    Keep in mind that iWeb has it's death warrant sealed and execution is right around the corner and there is no chance of a pardon either.
     
  3. WillEH, Jul 14, 2011
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    It's being discontinued?

    I have CS5 master collection, does that come with Dreamweaver? also how easy is Dreamweaver to use? I have skill with PHP, etc. Still learning lots though!

    Thanks :)
     
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    Steve Jobs Confirms Discontinuation of iWeb in iCloud Transition

    Not sure if that suite comes with DW or not. I bought mine as a stand alone program a few years back. It's easy enough for beginner users or simple ones like myself. I don't know PHP either and only a little CSS. But I can still make some decent looking sites.

    All my HTML experience is self taught, I've never had formal training in web development.
     
  5. Shawnpk macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure Apple is discontinuing the iWeb app, but definitely discontinuing iWeb sites that are hosted on MobileMe. Apple just recently released an minor update (through Software Update) to iWeb.
     
  6. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Master collection includes dreamweaver. Use that to make your initial site, then use Contribute to update it without having to worry about code.


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  7. eleanorbrown, Jul 14, 2011
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    eleanorbrown macrumors newbie

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    I have used iWeb since it was first introduced and created a great website (with just under 20,000 hits so far) that is rather extensive, elegant and very easy to navigate. I am a photographic artist so have many many pages loaded with my images, slideshows with music, etc. I find that iWeb is an incredible application and am very disappointed to see Apple eliminate it from iLife in the future and not support it on their server.
     
  8. RKmd macrumors newbie

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    Once you really start getting into it, I'd strongly recommend Panic's Coda for tweaking your HTML, CSS, etc. I've used DreamWeaver in the past but found it to be too bloated... perhaps more suited for a professional web developer rather than a hobbyist.
     
  9. Curren~Sea macrumors regular

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    Check out Wordpress. http://wordpress.org/

    This is by far the most feature rich web development platform that is also easy to use. And, it will not require you to spend countless unproductive hours learning code. Most major web hosts offer free and easy installation of this package complete with instructions on how to use it.

    I've used iWeb and like it but I have noticed the occasional incompatibility that I find unacceptable. Additionally, I found it not real easy to make changes to a live site.
     
  10. MarianoE macrumors newbie

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    I second WordPress. iWeb has more disadvantages than advantages. Biggest one is lack of CMS.
     
  11. soLoredd macrumors 6502a

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    iWeb is very easy to use but I would give Sandvox a try.
     
  12. MACza macrumors member

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    Wow. Give Flux 3 a try. I am very happy with it. Simple and very powerful.
     
  13. jonnysods macrumors 603

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    WordPress is the way to go.

    RapidWeaver 5 would be another one if you are terrified of new things.
     

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