Iweb questions

elbennet

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Apr 28, 2005
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Hi all,

My mom works on a rather large website by using Frontpage, and I'm trying to convince her to use iWeb (which is on my computer, different then her computer) - the plot of switching them to a Mac thickens. She would like to know how she will know that the site is secure - with Frontpage she had to log in to make changes, but from the little fooling around I've done with iWeb, there's no password needed. Also, can I save the publised iWeb folder to a disk and then transfer it to her PC to publish through Frontpage? I know that you can publish with other domain names, but is it ok to go from a mac to a pc?

Thanks
 

EricNau

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Apr 27, 2005
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How large of a site is it? iWeb really isn't good for anything much more than a personal homepage (well, Frontpage isn't either).

Would she be publishing to a .Mac homepage or another domain? If .Mac, as Passante said, .Mac is password protected. If it's another domain, iWeb does not include built in FTP uploading, so a password is not needed (because you'll need one for your FTP client). CyberDuck is a very nice, free, FTP client for Mac OS X.

You could publish your iWeb site to a folder and transfer it to a PC, and upload it via FTP from that PC, but it would be a bad idea to open a iWeb site in FrontPage.
 

elbennet

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It's a school band booster website. 20 or so pages, with lots of text and pictures, but nothing too much more intensive than that. Most of the photos are stored in a photo gallery website, because there are so many. She also has lots of pdfs for people to download, also not a problem with what I've seen in iWeb.
 

Gee

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elbennet said:
It's a school band booster website. 20 or so pages, with lots of text and pictures, but nothing too much more intensive than that. Most of the photos are stored in a photo gallery website, because there are so many. She also has lots of pdfs for people to download, also not a problem with what I've seen in iWeb.
One serious drawback here - as far as I've found, there's no way of importing existing pages into iWeb to edit. So your mother would have to recreate all of her site from scratch...
 

elbennet

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Gee said:
One serious drawback here - as far as I've found, there's no way of importing existing pages into iWeb to edit. So your mother would have to recreate all of her site from scratch...
That's true, and I had thought about that, but she's been having some formatting problems with Frontpage, so with the iWeb templates, this might be a little easier.