iWeb

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Thom88, May 11, 2012.

  1. Thom88 macrumors newbie

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    Any chance Apple will ever update iWeb? Despite it's limitations, iWeb is incredibly easy to work with to design very nice web sites very quickly. iWeb could be vastly improved by adding a few new features and functionality.
     
  2. robgendreau macrumors 68030

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    Apple rarely comments on stuff like this.

    But consider the fate of MacPaint, MacDraw, AppleWorks, etc etc. Generally gone is gone. And arguably iWeb was an adjunct to MobileMe, which is also kaput. Time to move on; try any one of the excellent alternatives out there.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Nope, its a dead product at this point. iWeb was the vehicle apple used to get people to publish websites to their mobile me service. Social media as long replaced people's desire to make a home page and while it can be used to create nice websites its something apple isn't really interested in.
     
  4. Carl Sagan macrumors 6502a

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    In this day and age iWeb would be an easy to use app maker, now that would be something worth having. iAuthor kinda hints at this direction...
     
  5. musty345 macrumors regular

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    Does anyone think Apple will buy one of the alternatives such as RapidWeaver/Sandvox etc. and re brand it as their own? Have they ever done anything like that before?

    I doubt it, just a thought though...
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    That's where iTunes came from. Apple bought the rights from Casady & Greene. They've also bought companies out right for the application.

    Buying RealMacSoftware for RapidWeaver makes no sense. Apple created iWeb as a mechinism to drive people to use .mac (and then rebranded as mobileme). Since then people stopped using "home pages" and started using social apps like facebook.

    iWeb is a casualty of the evolving internet and apple's lack of priority in producing applications to create web pages.
     

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