iWeb 06 and Universal Theme Changes

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Over Achiever, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

    Over Achiever

    Jul 22, 2002
    Toledo, OH, formerly Twin Cities, MN
    I have been using iWeb for a bit now, and I like the ease of use. However for the life of me, I cannot figure out a way to make changes sitewide ... such as changing the theme to a site (doesn't seem possible), changing the background on ALL the pages, font, etc. Is it even possible? I can create manual subpages by futzing around with my FTP server, but shouldn't it be easier to create? Is it possible to rearrange the order of the blog entries to go from earliest to latest?

  2. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601


    Feb 10, 2004
    I've noticed some of the same things, and sorry to say I don't have an answer for you... but I do have some more questions to add to your list:

    Is there an easy way to get the size of the header graphics to a more reasonable size? If you drop an image into a blog entry for example it ends up as a 500k PNG! What the heck is that? Even the large photo gallery pictures aren't that big! I suppose that I could duplicate the picture in iPhoto, shrink it and whatnot by hand there, then drop that one into iWeb, but that seems like an aweful pain for something that is supposed to be SIMPLE... anyone know where the options for what format and compression level various pictures get saved as are?

    Someone else mentioned the lack of a way to make a photo page with sub pages for albums... this makes perfect sense but you can't seem to do it! They posted some sort of tricky work around, but I was wondering if anyone else had come up with anything simple? My thought, which I will try when I get home, would be to make a "second site" that you just manually link to from the main site and then add photo pages as you need them.

    Lastly, anyone figure out a clever AppleScript or Automator way to sync up your "published to folder" page to an ftp server? How about at least tell me where the option to make it shut the heck up about configuring my .Mac account everytime it loads, or reminding me to publish to my non-existant .Mac account everytime I quit?

    I really like iWeb, aside from a few small issues mentioned above, except that I can't shake the feeling the whole thing is just an advertisement for .Mac! Don't sell me an $80 product and then litter it with limitations and ads so I will buy your overpriced web hosting service! If that's how they wanted it they should have just made iWeb part of the .Mac package and left it out of iLife!

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