Is iWeb dead?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by gaz81, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. gaz81 macrumors member

    gaz81

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    #1
    I've done a search and can't find much...

    So, is iWeb dead?

    I need to recreate my site and don't want to use iWeb if it's had it's day.

    It's a shame if it has, it works with aperture well for my photography :-(
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Nothing definitive has been announced. It seems like it has been more of a toy for Apple than anything serious so I wouldn't depend on it long term. I've never liked it personally.
     
  3. gaz81 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, it's not the best but it's easy to use with minimal fuss.

    Might take a look at word press, being able to edit from my iPad would be cool.
     
  4. Terrador macrumors regular

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    iWeb makes 70% of the objects on your page into images. Makes websites slow to load and incredibly SEO unfriendly. Also, it only makes websites that fully support Safari (webkit).
     
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  6. gaz81 thread starter macrumors member

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    Very true :)

    I just want to build a photography website with the minimal fuss and maintanance.
     
  7. 7031 macrumors 6502

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    Another vote for WordPress here. Seriously, it is so damn adaptable there really isn't much of a reason not to use it.

    Whether to use WordPress.com or just WordPress on a self-hosted solution is another matter however. Personally I'd vote for self hosted but of course hosting it on WordPress.com, if you don't need the flexibility, definitely is cheaper and of course it takes away the issue of having to worry about what hosting solution to go with, but hosting it yourself gives you more flexibility plus the ability to install your own plugins/themes.
     
  8. gaz81 thread starter macrumors member

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    I've already got www.gpsutton.com that's hosted on godaddy, so I'd just use that.

    Looks like word press is looking the fav, unless apple release something soon!
     

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