Wish list for iWeb 07 ?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by jonutarr, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. jonutarr macrumors regular

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    #1
    just interested in what people would like to see improved, added or removed in the new iWeb release
     
  2. mustard macrumors 6502a

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    1 - File optimization for redundant graphics (currently the nav graphics are duplicated for each page)

    2 - The ability to setup your own ftp connection as opposed to publish to folder than upload
     
  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Plus...

    3) Favicon support

    4) The ability to give pages a different <title> than what appears in the navigation menu.

    5) The ability to set 'tab stops' in text boxes (or other ways of aligning text which are currently lacking).
     
  4. cwedl macrumors 65816

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    I very much Doubt they would do that, why would they make it easy for you to upload to any site if they really want you to buy .Mac!

    Ajax and a lot of it would be quite cool
     
  5. mustard macrumors 6502a

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    True true but I can dream.

    Another wish would be support for some limited CSS in order to lighten the code.
     
  6. Apple Architect macrumors regular

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    A dream list

    How about the following.

    1. Ability to watermark images
    2. Ability to downsize images - select the resolution of the image
    3. Support for comments and trackbacks when not using .Mac
    4. Native support for HTML code
    5. Ability to change template designs (both ones already used and the ability to create your own)
    6. Better code optimization. The code at present is a mess.
    7. Support for providing image tag details.

    www.xposedimage.com


     
  7. Nicolasdec macrumors 65816

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  8. northernmunky macrumors 6502a

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    1. Access to edit the HTML code (inserting external banners etc.)
    2. Ability to more easily link to external files (So I can link to my external video server)
     
  9. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    right now you have to publish all of your sites or none. i want to work on a site without having to publish it and at the same time being able to modify existing pages and publish only those.

    more image compression options to save disk space and upload time

    more templates

    include iweb enhancer like function

    simpler website names that do not reveal your apple account name

    make it generally faster and the code cleaner
     
  10. hikeNM macrumors 6502a

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    #10

    You can(or at least if you're using .mac). Just highlight the specific page and go to publish to .mac.

    If you want to publish all, click on publish all to .mac.


    Oh, and I'd take more templates for sure!
     
  11. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Less Hatred (in iWeb) towards third party FTP upload, there is no way I'm buying .Mac, it's rubbish.

    Export just the changed files to a folder, I don't want to export my holiday snaps page EVERY SINGLE TIME which takes ages even on a MB Core Duo.

    Customisable templates.

    Html Support, might be nice too.

    Image resize would also be good, there are too many 300kb images on my website, otherwise the html isn't bad, it's not as good as writing it by hand, but it doesn't matter, the html files are a LOT smaller than the images.

    Also stop using images for links at the top, AFAIK you can achieve the effect with html, and it loads the navigation links first not last.
     
  12. aricher macrumors 68020

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    Beyond what others have posted it would be nice to have some better layout tools along the lines of what Rapidweaver offers. Mouse-overs, html, etc.
     
  13. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    There are some great ideas mentioned so far... all things I'd really like.

    For me:

    1. FTP Support
    2. HTML editing (ok, perhaps this isn't user friendly... but have HTML 'boxes' in which you enter custom HTML).
    3. Image resize
    4. Image alt tags
    5. Only republish changed files
    6. The ability to group images/shapes.
    7. SPLIT Sites! So annoying that you export every site when you click Publish to folder...

    Per chance to dream:

    1. A bit of Flash content
    2. Ajax
    3. Live update... as in, when I write a new blog, it auto updates rather than going through the whole process of exporting and uploading.
    4. The ability to upload the blog online/via email/via anything other than export/upload everytime
    5. Whole platform opened up to make it easier for 3rd party plug ins.

    Things I don't think will happen:

    1. Full HTML editing... not User friendly/not iWeb's market
    2. Ability to change templates
     
  14. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    I don't agree that they won't allow it, you can in Keynote and I'd love to banish the red from the "modern" template from my site and replace it totally with Blue.
     
  15. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    please no Flash!

    fortunately being able to make flash websites would certainly involve licence fees that apple would have to pay. so flash in iweb is unlikely.

    Rant (if you like flash stop reading here): flash is a useless, slow, buggy, memory wasting monster that only provides for some effects without any use. i haven't even installed flash on my firefox and most sites work without flash just fine. you just don't see some useless graphics.
     
  16. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    Like SpaceMagic, Some Flash abilities would be great (sick of taking screen shots or using work arounds everytime) as well as uploading only changed pages/pictures and so on…:cool:
     
  17. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    make file-sharing easier.
    much more templates
     
  18. hvfsl macrumors 68000

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    Two things really:

    1) Much better image optimisation. Plus the ability to select the compression options of each individual image. At the moment if I create anything in iWeb, I have to re-compress all the images in Photoshop.

    2) More themes
     
  19. aricher macrumors 68020

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    I'd love to see this as well. It would be great to be able to blog from my iPhone.
     
  20. Angsty macrumors member

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    I'd like the ability to manage different, independent sites and upload them as totally separate entities - to different servers as required.

    I would also like the ability to switch to a HTML view of the page and CLEAN up some of that fat and bloated code (sheesh - I used to mock Frontpage for the bloated code it generated!)

    I would also like to use relative references for my page layout so that it reasizes to the user's window. (I don't like the LH and RH side blank space on my pages!!)
     
  21. hikeNM macrumors 6502a

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    I agree. Most flash stuff looks cheesy to me.
     
  22. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    You can already export Flash from Keynote and drag it into iWeb pages. It works fine, unless you happen to be one of those Flash-haters. :p

    A template editor, desperately needed. Even template capture (similar to Pages) would be welcome.
     
  23. janitorC7 macrumors 6502a

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    I want to be able to edit my code.

    I want it to produce cleaner code, come on, I know apple can do that...

    I want it to be Dynamic, at an online interface, add a database to dotmac, would it really be that hard, and I'm sure it would save bandwidth.

    I want FTP

    I want a CSS layout and Design, come on apple, standards.

    I want apple to build a pro application for Web Designers, a suite even. I mean come on, this is a real need, bring the power that was brought to the film industry by final cut to the web world, coding environments, multi browser engine previewing, code snippets, File Organization and optimization, Content Management System (helloooooo they have WebObjects, think of what kind of point and click online apps they could let us build.

    just my $0.02
     
  24. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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  25. Apple Architect macrumors regular

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    So let me sum up here.....

    There, we have it. The list of items that should be included in iWeb 07/Leopard


    Code items

    1. Edit my code.
    2. Produce cleaner code/Code optimisation
    3. More Dynamic
    4. Database backend
    6. CSS layout and Design, standards.
    7. Favicon support
    8. Comments
    9. Page counters outside of .Mac


    Input Output

    1. Better file naming
    2. FTP
    3. ability to manage different, independent sites and upload them as totally separate entities
    4. HMTL View of the page
    5. Only republish changed files
    6. Live update (from mobile devices)

    Layout

    1. Use of HTML for navigation rather than images
    2. Relative page dimensions
    3. More templates/Themes
    4. group images/shapes
    5. Better tools for layout (alignment etc)

    Image

    1. Better image optimisation (compression/types)
    2. Image resize
    3. Image alt tags
    4. Ability to watermark images


    Third Party Items

    1. Some Flash ability
    2. Whole platform opened up to make it easier for 3rd party plug ins

    I actually don't think this is very much but having used the application now for however long it has been out I guess that these changes would be very useful. The final thing that I would add. Make it quicker. The app at present is too slow, although i guess the outputing of just the changes would be a good step forward in speeding the app up.


    Finally, Provide a pro application for Web Designers, a suite even, in the same way as aperture and iPhoto compliment each other for different target markets.
     

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