iweb 09 IS compatible for businesses

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by jw2110, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. jw2110 macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2009
    I strongly believe that iweb09 can be targeted away from personal use and to business use. Its flexible in the fact you can start with a clean slate and has the ability to add html snippets to create eshops and carts etc. Im not saying its the most powerful web development tool for businesses but you can make it work without spending a fortune on dreamweaver or w.e.

    Don't believe me? Look at my signature.

  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    I would never send any kind of payment/personal information to that site. Poor example- it's even worse than most of the personal iWeb sites that pop up on here every day.
  3. jw2110 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2009
  4. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    No longer logging into MR
    The site is very sluggish and cheesy. It tends to scream scam at you, since it looks like it was just thrown together for phishing purposes. I'm not trying to offend, but offering a 3rd party view.
  5. jw2110 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2009
    ok well im still learning and that in my defence is the first ever site ive set up. im oooonly 19. I just wanted to put it out there that iweb can be used for businesses in terms of a eshop. And you said that you wouldnt trust this site with payments/ info. but the only info and payments put down is via paypal which i thought was a secure and safe option. i change the site now :)

  6. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    I would never use iWeb for a business site. It's just too buggy. There's so many threads here about navigation disappearing or images not appearing in certain browsers and often the site requires JavaScript to even navigate it. It totally lacks accessibility in most cases and they load slow and they lack good SEO. The HTML snippets only get you so far, and frankly a person would be better off using something like RapidWeaver if they're going to be adding that type of stuff.

    Having the Paypal option is fairly secure, but lacks professionalism, and that lack of professionalism is what creates the lack of trust between your site and the visitor.
  7. jw2110 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2009
    I see what your saying. I tryed the rapidweaver demo and felt is was very similar to iweb09... lacks modules and its too setup. What do people feel i do about paypal? i totally agree that it lacks professionalism because paypal is linked to ebay etc. what other online banks are there other than paypal which people have not heard of?
  8. jonnysods macrumors 603


    Sep 20, 2006
    There & Back Again
    Don't count out Rapidweaver - if you go to their website there are a ton of add-ons and plug-ins that give it better functionality than iWeb, and way better SEO capabilities. I use RW for a lot of my websites, if you can find the right them and modify it they are amazing.

    Or try WordPress. I've used iWeb for a few businesses initially and now I wished that I never started. It's very, very sluggish. I noticed that one your website too.

    If you want to stick with iWeb check out these programs that help iWeb perform a little better:

    iWeb SEO Tool
    RAGE Sitemap Automator
  9. SrWebDeveloper macrumors 68000


    Dec 7, 2007
    Alexandria, VA, USA
    Simply sticking in a "pay here" widget in a static e-Commerce page can be accomplished with a text editor. The iWeb IDE simply makes this easier, but under the hood there is no difference.

    I think what's missing from this conversation is the fact that many modern business sites are no longer static content but dynamic in nature in how they present that content. Specifically, that the content is database driven on the back end. It is this aspect of professional business web development that determines the type of IDE and platform one uses to create the site. With all due respect to the new customizations added into the latest iWeb, it still does not handle server side coding and database integration. Its primary demograph is still personal web design.

    My .02


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