Is iWeb the way for me to go?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by rayswrld, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. rayswrld macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2003
    Central NJ
    Please bear with me as I try to make my question as simple as possible. I have an iMac OS X 10.5.4. I don't own an iPhone or an iPod. I have a website on another host other than .mac. I don't own the latest version of iLife - my iWeb is 1.1.2, my iPhoto is 6.0.6 and my iMovie is 6.0.3. Now my question: I am considering signing up for MobileMe which I assume is the current incarnation of .mac. In order to publish a website I would need to upgrade my iLife, correct? I would use iDisk iSynch and iWeb mostly, not having a need for much of the rest. In iWeb is there a way to upload my current sites pages where were created in Freeway 4 Pro? One reason I would like to do that is because of some tables I have created which seem not to be available in iWeb. And what about keeping my present domain name; possible? The cost of MobileMe is equivalent to my present hosting fees so I would only have to purchase iLife. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    You shouldn't need to upgrade to the latest iLife, though it wouldn't hurt with the added features to iWeb.

    You won't be able to import any web design into iWeb. You'll have to start from scratch. It's just the way iWeb is setup.

    From what I've read you should be able to use your existing domain name. You can search around for specific details.
  3. Fuchal macrumors 68020

    Sep 30, 2003
    You can upload your old pages through the finder, you just won't be able to edit them in iWeb.

    I would suggest sticking with a regular host instead of mobileme if your main uses is web hosting.
  4. Mitou macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2008
    But you will lose some of the benefits of iWeb likes photo galleries and comments in blogs as well as one click publishing. Plus if you pay for mobileme why not take advantage of the other benefits it offers.

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