Just converted my business site to iWeb, tell me what you think!

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by highjumppudding, May 22, 2008.

  1. highjumppudding macrumors 6502


    Mar 1, 2008

    I had been using Dreamweaver/Photoshop for 5 years for my websites. I just recently completely switched to iWeb '08 and .Mac.

    Please let me know what you think of the new site!

    For those who are curious as to the old Dreamweaver design, look at Google Cache of my site.


    Send any feedback positive and negative please!
  2. jdl8422 macrumors 6502


    Jul 5, 2006
    The main thing that jumped out to me that I didnt like what how the about us and contact us are outside the website area. The text looks like it has some kind of coding error and it shifted.
  3. oli2140 macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2008
    I agree, you should continue the black frame down to hold lighter coloured text..
  4. wolf359design macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2007
    You did a little bit more than iWeb. I am not sure if Frames is the correct way to go. It jsut kills your SEO.

    I had thought about using iWeb as a delivery method for my professional website. Some of the issues I and why I chose not to.

    Clients look at code. iWeb does not produce the lightest code. It is nowhere as professional as hand coding.

    No Flash. Unless you place it in manualy through iDisk. Clients want proof that you can deliver what you say you can. Placing Flash into iWeb is a manual chore. Forget about updates.

    iWeb is not as flexable. I can design much lighter and flexable designs hand coding in Dreamweaver... period.

    Not really a professional approach. Hi I am a professional Web developer, multi media artist, I use the latest code to include Ajax etc. I would like to demo that for you but I can't .... I use iWeb.

    Apple needs to develop a professional web application. It really is the only thing they do not have a version for. Maybe then I will switch from Adobe. Actually Apple missed the boat by not buying Macromedia.

  5. wheezy macrumors 65816


    Apr 7, 2005
    Alpine, UT
    Whoa dude... harsh. I do agree though, in the professional business world, iWeb just isn't going to cut it. iWeb is GREAT for family sites, personal sites for whatever you want to do, etc. But when you need to use your website as a professional tool for your business, it's not the wisest way to it.

    It does look good though, nice and clean. And yes, iframes aren't good for SEO... they're not good for anything generally.

    PS - What clients look at code? I look at other web developers code to see what they do and if it's sloppy or not, but if I'm Joe-Blow business looking for some Multimedia I'm not gonna check out his code, I could care less about it.
  6. Jack Flash macrumors 65816

    May 8, 2007
    Something that immediately jumped out to me was that you are advertising the great websites that you can create, but you're using iWeb to make yours.

    Just causes a double-take that isn't necessary.
  7. wolf359design macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2007
    Ummm My personal website is not up and running at this time and for all of my clients I used Dreamweaver. I have dabbled with iWeb to see how far I can push it, but only as an experiment. So I really do not know what you are looking at.

    Sorry if I seem harsh, that was not my intent.

    You are correct, if you design for "Joe Blow" He probably does not know the difference between tables and CSS. But Joe Blows usually do not spend thousands of dollars on web development. Clients that I work for are pretty much up to speed and expect professional work.

  8. redwarrior macrumors 603


    Apr 7, 2008
    in the Dawg house
    The site itself looks nice.
    But, my question is this, how do you go from Dreamweaver and Photoshop to iWeb?
    Isn't that like going from a Ferrari to a bicycle?
  9. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Looks great!

    Maybe that info should be contained in another shaded cell similar to the other areas?
  10. epiphany macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2004

    It looks fairly slick, although spartan.
    What's with the "Reel.html, " etc labels?
  11. JacobC macrumors member

    Jan 1, 2008

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