iWebsite with .mac not showing for some users

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MacBoobsPro, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603


    Jan 10, 2006
    I have an iWebsite (www.stuartluff.co.uk) that is created in iWeb and uploaded with .mac however I get loads of reports that people cannot access it. However whenever I access it from my various macs at various locations all seems fine. Even on my iPhone it seems ok.

    I use the website to forward onto potential employers and clients but many end up saying that nothing loads and its making me look like an idiot that can't upload a website.

    The website contains no fonts as I have converted everything to images so it looks just how I want it too. That way it wont show up in comic sans on some idiots PC. Could some computers just not be able to handle all the info from so many images and alpha masks? Its the only thing I can put it down to. It also seems to be PCs that struggle more than Macs.

    Does anyone else have this problem?
  2. RumMunkey macrumors 6502a


    Nov 3, 2006
    It loads fine on Safari (3.0.4) on my G4 Powerbook, but not so fine on my Windows box using Firefox (, or Internet Explorer (6.0.2900.2180), and on my other Windows machine running Explorer (7.0.5730.11).

    There, I just get a white page with a few lines of text about you. Appears to be some meta tags. ("stuart luff, stuartluff, graphic design, graphic designer, design, portfolio, freelance, freelance designer, sheffield college..." etc etc).

    Truly strange. When you say it's an "iWebsite", you just mean it's a website made in iWeb, right? Nothing different? (I've never heard the term 'iWebsite' before).

    Maybe it has to do with your frames. I assume you use them only to keep the URL field from displaying your .mac address, but maybe some browsers are having a hard time reading it?

    Probably not, because I use that trick too, and afaik my site displays OK just about everywhere. Then again, maybe my domain host sets up the frame differently.

    Wish I could be of more help.
  3. MacBoobsPro thread starter macrumors 603


    Jan 10, 2006
    Thanks for the response. I'll check the domain host settings.
  4. Mitou macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2008
    This is not unusual for sites created with iweb to cause problems in some browsers. IE 6 or older in particular. IwebO8 requires that people use the latest browser available. One remedy is to have links to firefox and safari and a line telling people that your site is optimised for these browsers. This is not the optimal solution for potential clients.
    The other thing to help with this problem is to not use the nav bar that iweb creates, it is java script and if people browsers are not set up to use javascript it interferes. Since we have no control on other folks computer settings it is best to simplify.
  5. scotty96LSC macrumors 65816


    Oct 24, 2007
    Charlotte, NC
    I have also found that the slide show doesn't work all the time on IE7. Other browsers ok.

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