If iweb was recreated as a hosted site builder application?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by monster221, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. monster221 macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2010
    If iweb were done over as a hosted web site creator application, what functionality would you like to see? What issues would it solve for you? What problems would it create for you?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
  3. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

    Mar 4, 2007
    Just as good as the app, free and the ability to install it on my own linux based server.
  4. 7031 macrumors 6502


    Apr 6, 2007
    Well obviously iWeb would have to lose a lot of functionality to work in that way, or if nothing else, have to work in a different way.

    Right now, as much as I dislike iWeb, I think it's better off being left as it is.

    What would be nice though, would be built in FTP support to allow people to upload their sites to cheaper hosts than MobileMe, without having to do it manually. But saying that, there's a lot of stuff I think should be added, and I probably say that because I'm not the kind of user that would ever use iWeb anyway, but I'm still pretty sure there's people out there who would like to see built in FTP support.

    Would be damn nice. Saying that, if you planned to offer the functionality to users, I dread to think what kind of licensing fees Apple would charge.
  5. ChicoWeb macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2004
    Technology has not evolved far enough for you to be able to make iWeb online.
  6. racketeer71 macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2010
    I always chuckle when I see iWeb mentioned in a "Development" forum.
  7. lucidmedia macrumors 6502a

    Oct 13, 2008
    Wellington, New Zealand
    Have you seen Adobe's ROME? Its a mashup of Flash, Photoshop, Fireworks, and Dreamweaver. It runs in a browser (or on the desktop), is WYSIWYG, and is only about 20K lines of action-script code.

    You can find some demos of it that were shown at MAX 2009. here is one of them:


    This video does not cover web page layout (with templates like iweb).. but its one of the components of the app.

    oh, and ROME supports built-in FTP to whatever site you choose.

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