iWeb 09 has FTP client!!!!

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  1. foshizzle macrumors regular

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    Its about time, but iWeb 09 contains an FTP client to make it easier to upload to other websites besides me.com. It also will only update pages that you have edited, instead of having to upload the entire site again. This is fantastic and one of the reasons i'll be upgrading to this.

    http://www.apple.com/ilife/iweb/#manage

    Thanks apple.

    Now where are the new mac minis?
     
  2. MacLadybug macrumors 6502a

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    I assume you have a website of your own...

    I've been playing around with iWeb'08 on my MobileMe site and I'm going to make the move to a real website with ads, a forum, etc. Already have a domain, but since this will be for business, not personal I figured I'd have to use WordPress to create the site. First I KNOW NOTHING OF WEB DESIGN. Can't make that clearer... nothing. I've tweaked a MySpace account, that's it.

    So, is it possible to build a serious site in iWeb'08 or '09 and then upload it to WordPress or something and then add the stuff iWeb hasn't got?? Do you know the easiest possible way to do this if you are not a programming genius? My head is already swimming on the "how to install WordPress" part. A lot of terms I've never heard before. Why can't they all work like iWeb!
     
  3. Anicha macrumors newbie

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    Building a business site with iWeb

    Yes, you can build a business site in iWeb. Here is mine:www.circlepainting.org
    Good luck!
     
  4. MacLadybug macrumors 6502a

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    Beautiful!!!!!!!!!

    Bookmarked your site so I can read it more thoroughly. It's beautiful! How did you add the forums and stuff that isn't offered in iWeb? Did you upload it into another program like WordPress or something?
     
  5. Anicha macrumors newbie

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    All done by using the widget

    The banner, slideshow, and the forum are simply things that offer me a HTML codes. Simply drag and drop into the widget.
     
  6. MacLadybug macrumors 6502a

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    Great. I imagine there are ways to add paypal and stuff too. May have to upgrade to iWeb'09 and see what else is new.

    Thanks for sharing your site. Any other advice would be great. I'm going to start playing with my iWeb a bit more.
     
  7. antibact1 macrumors 6502

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    iWeb will allow you to build a site, but it won't be a great site. If you're really concerned about the functionality and appearance of your site, either hire someone to do it, or learn some more about web design and do it yourself. It's probably an okay thing to start with, but starting is pretty much all it's good for.
     
  8. Anicha macrumors newbie

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    Not so much about iweb....

    I have seen both good and bad sites done through iWeb or any other applications. So it all come down to your design skills... An analogy would be it's not the perm solution that ruins your hair, it's the unskillful operator who ruins your hair! Sure, iWeb has its limitations because it is for people who know nothing about writing codes. I always always use a blank page in iWeb, templates are very tacky and it screams home-made. I highly recommend using iWeb for new business owner because I guarantee that your website will evolve a lot as new events or ideas come to you. You will have the luxury of keep updating and improving your site as much as you want to without breaking the bank. So good luck and email me if you have further questions.
     
  9. MacLadybug macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the great advice... I'm starting tomorrow!
     
  10. antibact1 macrumors 6502

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    I have seen sites created using iWeb that are aesthetically pleasing, but lack in both accessibility and maintainability.

    Take your site for example (and I'm really not trying to criticize it but merely prove a point):

    - Use of frames. Makes it difficult for a user to bookmark content on the page (ie. a forum post). Pages are less likely to be properly indexed by search engines. Are difficult to browse for people with visual handicaps. The use of frames also creates two scrollbars in certain areas while browsing the page which is confusing.

    - Poor, unmaintainable CSS. Instead of iWeb using proper stylesheets, it uses inline styles attached to the DOM elements. Take this code snippet for example:

    Code:
    <div style="height: 10px; width: 14px;  height: 10px; left: 205px; position: absolute; top: 21px; width: 14px; z-index: 1; " class="tinyText style_SkipStroke">
    <img src="Home_files/Picture%206.png" alt="" style="border: none; height: 10px; width: 14px; " />
    </div>
    These are just two points, but they should be of great importance to anyone designing a commercial site. It's also not just iWeb that creates these problems, but other editors such as Dreamweaver. They make it easy to create a site at the expense of producing poor, poor markup.
     

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