No iWeb on the App Store!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by netdog, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. netdog macrumors 603

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    Does this mean that iWeb is dead, or that the HTML5-friendly iWeb isn't ready yet?
     
  2. aristobrat macrumors G4

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  3. shakeman0 macrumors 6502a

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    I really liked iWeb... I had hopes that Apple would actually make it into something useable. Like the ability to add meta tags!
     
  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    My guess is that as it comes pre installed on all Macs, there's no need to have it in the store until a new version is available.
     
  5. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    It's been long dead. The lack of update shows that quite clearly. Maybe this obvious confirmation will stop people demanding an iWeb update every apple application rumour/release.
     
  6. emw macrumors G4

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    I agree that iWeb is likely never to be updated. Which is too bad, as it had some promise.
     
  7. Mitchelino macrumors 6502

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    I agree that iWeb is "dead". It'd be nice if it saw some updates, but it really isn't worth paying for, in my opinion.

    I do recommend RapidWeaver (on sale for $39.99 (regular $79.99)), for anyone who is interested. It's more complicated than iWeb, but can do a lot more. After a few hours of fooling around it's easy to use; it's not a drag and drop sorta thing like iWeb, though.
     
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  9. Mitchelino macrumors 6502

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    Come to think of it, iWeb (and iDVD) might not be dead. As others have said, it's probably not out as we all own the current versions of iWeb & iDVD (since they come preinstalled on every Mac). Should they be updated in the future, I'm sure we'll see them come to the app store.
     
  10. emw macrumors G4

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    The "current" version is from iLife '09, so it's 2 releases old. Plus, I don't know that there was significant development put into '09 from previous versions.

    So either they're working hard on a really fantastic new release that will blow us all away in iLife '12, or it's dead. I go with dead.
     
  11. Synthion macrumors regular

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    iWeb is dead. Long live iWeb!

    Face it, few used it. Those who did faced problems. Hosting sites have their own embedded builders. It's an uphill battle. I think iLife is moving into a media suite, therefore, iWeb seems superfluous. The cutting of XServe was also evident of a consumerist model. But I think apple is planning something. Be it embedding iWeb into XCode, (Which I love), or a brand new programming suite that includes iWeb, XCode, and the rumored WYSIWYG iOS app builder. Who can say?

    PS: I am hoping and praying they don't do away with iDVD. It will probably be the first to go, but I want it!
     

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