MAJOR iWeb issues

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  1. mgpg89 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm making a small website and I'm using iWeb because I have basically no experience ...

    My only problem is that iWeb has major issues.

    My site looks fine in iWeb but when I open it in Safari, the text isn't lined out, the fonts and colors aren't correct, etc etc ...

    Anyone else experience this?

    Did the previous iWeb have that as well? (or just the one that comes with iLife '09)
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Do you have another browser you can try it out on?

    I'm a little (a lot) surprised that an iWeb site doesn't render properly in Safari.
     
  3. pwn247 macrumors 6502

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    Do you know what type of hosting you're using? Are you uploading direct to an FTP, or are you using the built-in upload features?

    I've personally never had issues with iWeb whipping the site up. It's always worked for me in Safari, Firefox, IE, etc...
     
  4. mcavjame macrumors 65816

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    Are you sure you don't have a style sheet pre-formatting your Safari pages (set in Safari preferences) I have used iWeb quite a bit and not experienced what you are describing. I am running the 09 version now.
     
  5. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No, I don't.

    Here are 2 screenshots. The first is in iWeb, the second in Safari.



    The site works fine in Firefox (except for 1 font, but I can live with that)

    I published the website in a local folder.
     
  6. mcavjame macrumors 65816

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  7. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ouch, I'm sorry, here they are.
     

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  8. mcavjame macrumors 65816

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    Have you posted them online? Could I check with my Safari? I am not running the beta version.
     
  9. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just uploaded using Transmit, but there's some trouble over at my hosting service. I'll report back when the site's up and running.

    In the meanwhile, anyone else have any clues?
     
  10. mcavjame macrumors 65816

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    Why are you using transmit? The new iWeb allows direct upload to your server.
     
  11. mcavjame macrumors 65816

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    The text looks correct underneath the repeated text. Was that a text box you created or part of a template?
     
  12. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's one I created, but deleted afterwards.
     
  13. mcavjame macrumors 65816

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    Just to be sure... you reposted after deleting the text area?
     
  14. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It appears the text area was still there, but without any text. Deleted it now and the problem's fixed. (that doesn't justify the text still being there in Safari, when the text area was empty though)

    Now another minor issue:
    take a look at this text.

    (again... 1st iWeb / as it should be ... 2nd Safari)

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  15. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Another new issue:
    the blue-ish box miraculously moved to the other text area and the contact information on the bottom suddenly starts showing up in Times New Roman

    This is driving me insane

    1st iWeb
    2nd Safari

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Isn't Dreamweaver a lot harder to use than iWeb?
    (mind you ... I have little to no web design experience)
     
  18. mcavjame macrumors 65816

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    I don't see the indent issue you have indicated, but perhaps you fixed it.

    Just to reiterate, Safari is template driven and attempting to stray from the templates will cause grief.

    That's not to say there isn't a problem with the template, but it is more likely caused by trying to force a design change when it is not originally intended in the template.

    Dreamweaver is not hard, understanding the coding that is generated for you is difficult if you do not know the tags. Dreamweaver is also notorious for creating anomalies when changing and deleting sections of a design. If you don't know how to go in and clean up the code, it can be frustrating.
     
  19. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    I can vouch for Dreamweaver being finicky believe me. :eek: I create my sites in iWeb. I have found its best to avoid the templates and create your own from scratch. Check out my site its also got a 'using iWeb' article that may prove useful.

    Link is www.stuartluff.co.uk
     
  20. r0k macrumors 68040

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    I use Dreamweaver and iWeb. iWeb reminds me of MS FrontPage. It obfuscates code and makes pages work better in Safari than in IE or in Firefox. I suggest you try a different template for your site. Of course, changing templates in iWeb defaults back to all the old images so you will have to drag them all in again, but a simpler template might eliminate the issues you are experiencing.

    I don't recommend dreamweaver if you aren't experienced with html. I suggest you take a look at the freeware TextWrangler or the shareware BBEdit. HTML syntax is pretty simple and once you learn a few basic tags and a little bit about CSS, you can put iWeb out of your way, edit directly and have absolute control of page layout rather than be at the mercy of iWeb's "automation" of certain tasks.
     
  21. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    iWeb 09 doesn't do this anymore.

    Why don't you get a free 30 day trial of Dreamweaver from Adobe's site. Try it and see if you can fix your issues with it, even if you dont like it after 30 days you'll have fixed your site and you can just delete it. I learnt how to use it when i was 11 so its not that difficult at all, it just takes patience. iWeb templates are so childish and its not customizable enough as an application for me.
     
  22. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OK, I managed to fix all previous issues...

    But now a new one occurs ...

    Whenever I enter a word with an accent or an apostrophe, I get weird symbols instead of the actual character.

    Click here to check it out

    Anyone know how to fix this?
     

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