Newbie mixed up with saving iWeb work

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by porcus-belle, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. porcus-belle macrumors newbie

    porcus-belle

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    #1
    I finally got around to trying out iWeb and spent much of yesterday afternoon painstakingly doing a layout and pages. When the session was over, I followed what for me is the usual approach with Mac Applications - went under File and clicked "Save." I thought it a bit odd that there was no window opening and asking me to name and indicate where to save but figured iWeb must be different.

    I came back and opened iWeb this morning and could find not a trace of what I'd done. It was simply prompting me to create a new page. :eek:

    Unlike with applications like Microsoft Word where I can pretty easily find temporary work files, I have no idea where to start to even look to see if any of yesterday's work is in some nook or cranny of the computer.

    And before you ask... no I hadn't activated Time Machine (but I have now!)

    Do I just write it off as a life lesson or is there some place and way I can look for the missing work? For future reference - how do you save a file you're working on but not ready to publish?
     
  2. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    Go into the iWeb library folder and see if your website is there. It probably is, and if you double click it your saved site will open.

    /Library/Application Support/iWeb/Domain.yourfile
     
  3. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

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    #3
    You can publish to a folder on your Mac. This gives you chance to check how the site looks in a browser.
     
  4. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    You can, but you don't need to. The site is saved as an iWeb document (domain.yoursite)....
     

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