iWeb in iCloud Drive

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by iDriveX, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. iDriveX macrumors member

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    It's be nice to have iWeb sync across my multiple devices through iCloud... And I had a thought... Since iWeb data lives in the iWeb app, if I were to transfer the whole app to my iCloud drive would that actually work?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    iWeb is dead, apple stopped development on that years ago. I recommend not forcing what you do have into the iCloud and potentially causing issues but rather find a different product if iWeb no longer works for you.

    The iWeb file location is hardwired into the app, there's no way to change that.
     
  3. iDriveX thread starter macrumors member

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    Mr. "Moderator", thank you for your response. I know the iWeb file location is hardwired into the app. Thus, my original question of if I just drop the iWeb app into iCloud drive, would it sync correctly....

    I also know iWeb is dead. If another company can make a Mac OS X app that works as wonderfully as iWeb, I would surely use it, unfortunately there's nothing on the market that's as easy and fluid as iWeb.

    ugh responses like yours are why I stopped posting online years ago. I'm sorry I asked.
     
  4. Hrhnick macrumors member

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    Mr. "Thread Starter,"

    Lots of apps have sprung up to make a business model due to the discontinuation of iWeb. Leaving iWeb behind sooner than later is the best idea.

    RapidWeaver, Sandvox, and Everweb are similar WYSIWYG editors like iWeb. I've attatched their landing pages for switching from iWeb.

    http://help.realmacsoftware.com/hc/en-us/articles/200227841-Moving-from-iWeb-to-RapidWeaver

    http://www.karelia.com/products/sandvox/iweb-users.html

    http://www.everwebapp.com/support/iweb-to-everweb.html
     
  5. GlenK macrumors 6502a

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    Have people removed iWeb from their older Macs? It's still in my 2011 MBP but I just left it. Is it better to clean it out with an app cleaner??
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    Why, I answered your question, putting it on an iCloud drive won't work. I'm sorry if I was bearer of bad news but we are talking about a product that apple stopped supporting many years ago. As the other member suggested there are other products that are probably much better at this point. That is they've been updated to remain current.

    I personally like RapidWeaver (http://help.realmacsoftware.com/hc/e...to-RapidWeaver) though the newest version is a bit buggy based on the feedback in their forums

    Sandvox is probably the most iWeb like http://www.karelia.com/products/sandvox/iweb-users.html
     
  7. joshlalonde macrumors 6502

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    So, I might be misunderstanding here, but iWeb is a website creation tool.

    Do you know HTML? CSS? JS? Perhaps if you want to continue creating websites, you'd do well to learn those three web languages.

    HTML5 - HyperText Markup Language - A markup language that dictates the structure of your webpage.

    CSS3 - Cascading Style Sheets - A basic language that defines lots of properties. Lets you manage the look and layout.

    JS - JavaScript - Let's you do things like make image galleries, etc.

    My suggestion is to design your webpages in PhotoShop, and then use Brackets to turn your psds into webpages. Knowing the code will be instrumental. But it's easy stuff.

    Sorry if that was totally uncalled for. But if you take the time to learn to code your pages, you'll have a lot more control over your webpages and never be tied to an editor again.

    Brackets: http://brackets.io

    It's a great little editor with multi-pane view, real-time editing view, popup helpers (like a color picker), syntax completion, and project management. It's also open-source, managed by Adobe.

    If you design your websites in photoshop, you can make them look however you want. Photoshop even has some features to assist you in coding buttons.
     
  8. iDriveX thread starter macrumors member

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    My wife is all sitting next to me and is like "Well that was nice of him to put together a list of apps after your smarmy response"....lol Yes, yes it was. Thank you!

    Rapid Weaver looks like it can produce the most interesting, captivating websites based on my cursory glance of their website. I'm definitely going to look into all three. This is my latest website created in iWeb...the thought of re-creating the entire thing using another editor makes me wanna cry but it might be a necessary evil.

    http://www.swissfamilychildcare.com

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    HTML yes, CSS kinda, Java not at all. Before iWeb I used to do the whole photoshop method and chop up the images and use brackets, but it creates for a very graphically heavy, bandwidth intensive website that seemed to lag under slower bandwidth limitations.
     
  9. joshlalonde macrumors 6502

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    Well, that's why you try to use more HTML5 elements like <button> and use CSS to make the buttons look nicer.

    Here, this is a very bad design and website in general, but a WIP at that. Notice that this was made using basic HTML/JS/CSS techniques. I didn't focus on content, it's more of a template. Also, I hadn't finished designing part of it and intended to combine some CSS files to reduce overhead.

    I haven't had time to go and optimize the images either, but: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5dzkgk03s0bq1po/AADaH0T5S7b0DQB1Ea6n7_gsa?dl=0
     
  10. monokakata macrumors 68000

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    Here's another option, but at a different price point -- Adobe Muse, which is part of what you get with Creative Cloud.

    I use CC for apps like PS and InDesign, and getting Muse also is a plus for me.

    When I gave up iWeb, I tried Rapidweaver but I thought it was too restrictive in terms of layouts. I understand the role of templates (I do some WordPress stuff too) but I'd prefer to have more flexibility.

    I like Muse. For what I do, it's just right. It's designed to be easy for people who know InDesign to use -- page templates and all that.

    Of course if you don't have or don't ever plan to go the CC route, it wouldn't make any sense.
     

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