02 Jul 2010

How to build iWeb themes – the eBook – Win a copy

54 Comments Freebies, Tutorials

It’s been almost a month since I last wrote regular posts here on All About iWeb (sorry!) and thanks for the hundreds of e-mails I have received asking when I would write again; well, here I am. I haven’t been sciving off though, instead I have been working away on my first e-book and today I am proud to announce its arrival.

How to Design and Build Your Own iWeb Themes (for iWeb 08 and iWeb 09) is available to download as of now (with 25% off the price), and it comes in 2 flavors; Basic and Pro.

It’s one of the most popular questions I am asked, either by e-mail or twitter, ‘how can I build my own iWeb theme?’ I started writing a tutorial post for All About iWeb and it just got to long. I feel that it is too deep a subject to brush over in a page or 2, so I took some time out from AAi and have written this eBook.

What’s inside the book?

In a nutshell, everything I can think of that you need to know to get you on the road to making your own iWeb themes.

  • How an iWeb theme is structured.
  • Tools you will need to build your iWeb theme.
  • Creating your first theme.
  • Editing text and fonts.
  • Editing colors within an iWeb theme.
  • Editing/Replacing the images.
  • Editing the navigation bar.
  • Editing other elements within iWeb theme pages.
  • Creating iWeb theme thumbnail images.
  • Changing one iWeb theme page into another.

What’s the difference between the two versions?

The Pro version comes with loads of useful code snippets for you to look for and to help you edit your theme and a color code convertor widget. The Basic version is just the e-book.

Where can you get the e-book?

There are two options for getting your hands on a copy. The first is easy. As I have taken so long to write this eBook and (once again, I’m sorry) neglected All About iWeb I am going to giveaway 1 Pro version and 2 Basic versions to 3 randomly picked comments from this post. All you have to do is leave a comment before 12pm (european time) on Friday 23 July and I will pick the winners at random shortly afterwards.

The other option is easy too, but means parting witha bit of cash. You can buy your copy to download now by clicking on one of the links below. As an introductory offer, and because I am off on holiday on Monday, I’m giving 25% off the normal asking price until I get back on 22 Jul 10; that’s nearly 3 weeks!!



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54 Responses to “How to build iWeb themes – the eBook – Win a copy”

  1. Reply Rob says:

    Is this a PDF?

  2. Reply Didier Rols says:

    Thanks for this offer
    I hope win one… and the ebook’ll be ok with iWeb10 (for iPhone?) 😉

  3. Reply Matthijs says:

    Hey, cool man.
    Is it also available for the iPad (if I’m not winning)?
    Ps. check my site, all made in iWeb.

  4. Reply Simon Kemp says:

    Random comment 🙂

    Yours optimistically,


  5. Reply Rashid Mannan says:

    Nice. Looking forward to read it!

  6. Reply Sam Anderson says:

    Wow! I have been looking for a book like this one for so long! (I was almost considering writing an eBook myself.) I hope I win the pro version, anything is good for me though.

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  8. Reply Em says:

    Sounds fantastic! As always, a great job Tim! Very helpful.

  9. Reply Em says:

    P.S: My site is built almost entirely on hints from allaboutiweb! Always looking for ways to improve it. Thanks again.

  10. Reply MissSearles says:

    Heres hoping I win a copy! iWeb had been the bain of my life lately, had to transfer my blog to wordpress temporarily while i sort it out!

  11. Reply Lindsay says:

    Oh a give away! How Exciting! Especially this one! would love to win this one so that I can build a quilted theme for my quilting blog. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  12. Reply crissy says:

    Thanks for the opportunity & info your giving. Good luck! ::crossing fingers for the win::

  13. Reply Yannick says:

    …both the book… and the way you promote it! Clever & fun!


    Well done

  14. Reply Yamuna says:

    Like this also !! Using iWeb for all my sites !!!


  15. Reply Thierry says:

    Hello Tim, thanks for your offer. I have been playing with my Home page on my site, how to use look alike flash banner without using flash, look nice: http://www.wesdotphotography.com/Home.html

    Hope to win.

  16. Reply Dr. George says:

    Thanks for all of the great info and for going to the effort to putting it all down in a book.

  17. Reply Lucy says:

    Just starting to think about my website, and I’d love to win a copy of the pro version. Your info is invaluable! Thanks.

  18. Reply NEXT says:

    I´ve my pro edition book.

  19. Reply AC says:

    Wow, that comes really handy! All your great advices and much more gathered in one book, that’s all i need to start building up my own iweb site :o)

  20. Reply Ekun says:

    I love this soft, but Im still a starter with iWeb09 and the info I found in this web it’s simply the best and easy to understand for a non usual english speaker. Really great job!!! Thanks for everything!!!

  21. Reply Mat says:

    Thanks for your awesome blog. Looking forward reading the ebook.

  22. Reply WebEspo says:

    Nice Website

  23. Reply Michael Hansen says:

    I’m excited to read your pro book. Is it an ePub or PDF format?

  24. Reply Garrett says:

    I can see these books jumping to the top of Apple’s iBook charts.

  25. Reply Cindy Cage says:

    I love your site and wish you’d written this a year ago! I’ll tell my friends starting out with iweb about it. I would love to win it!

  26. Reply Jen says:

    I love iweb and I’ve found so much helpful info on your blog. I’d love to win your book.

  27. Reply KingROFL says:

    Pretty Awesome! Thanks! Hope I win 🙂

  28. Reply Bernie says:

    Looking forward to this. Would love to win a copy.

  29. Reply Bernie says:

    Also, would you offer a one or two page preview to the book before purchase?

  30. Reply Moni Azank says:

    A Must have – I am sure. Saving hours of time searching frantically for every single issue – and I am sure I am not the only one who runs into them all the time.
    Thanks for putting it all into one neat package. Cant’t wait to get my hands on it….

  31. Reply Katreena says:

    It sounds great, hope I win, I’ve bookmarked your site its great! 🙂

  32. Reply Melodie Melvin says:

    ooh I want to win, I want to win!!
    Pretty please 😉

  33. Reply Teri O'Brien says:

    I appreciate all your work, Tim, and I hope I win. I LOVE winning stuff, especially useful stuff!

  34. Reply Hamilton Sargent says:

    I’d looooovvvvveeeee to win! But I’m so grateful for all your tips and this website anyway.


  35. Reply Logan says:

    Oh I would so love to win this 🙂

  36. Reply Ryan says:

    This site is so helpful, I can’t actually imagine the value of an entire book… fingers crossed.

  37. Reply Kristie Bannister says:

    I’m a designer who has been out of the business for quite a while. I just got back into it to design our company website and was stressed out about the learning curve until I found iweb and your websites 🙂 I am still fine tuning it, but it is turning out great. Thanks for your helpful tricks.

  38. Reply Nick G. says:

    My wife and I are expecting our first in Aug. We plan on building a website for family and friends to see our boy when he comes and as he grows. I am a web developer full time. So when I find time (between diaper changes and sleep) I want the simplest solution to updating our site for the family – not from scratch. iWeb is a simple solution, but the themes lack the kind of creativity that my wife and I would like to put into a theme. We are hoping to win and learn from this book and develop a theme just before our baby boy is born.

  39. Reply PE says:

    Terrific! I want to win this one!

  40. Reply Emma Windsor says:

    I’m just about to get started on building a website in iWeb. I came across you site and will be coming back again and again I’m sure.
    Keep up the great work.
    p.s. Hope you had a great holiday

  41. Reply Madgarlick says:

    Hi, Great news about the book, hope it sells well, and I also hope it doesn’t stop you writing useful tips and tricks on your blog, which is one of the reasons why I have decided to change from dreamweaver to iweb for my websites.
    keep up the great work!

  42. Reply Rusty says:

    this is my comment in hope to win a copy. Please pick me because i never win anything. 🙁

  43. Reply Todd says:

    finally someone has done it…..i’ve been looking for a book or some sort of good tutorial… it would be nice to win one

  44. Reply jamie says:

    working on a website in iweb. So this information would be really helpful! Thanks!

  45. Reply Adam says:

    I’d love to win the Pro version, I’ve tried so much to learn to build a site on iWeb, but never manage to get it right so this could help me a lot.

    Also this site is very nice!

  46. Reply Zepatente says:

    WOW . Awesome! A great job since you launch your website!

  47. Reply Andy McBroom says:

    Your site has helped me so much making my website!


  48. Reply Bernie says:

    Can’t wait to see who wins. Hope you had a great time.

  49. Reply Hans Mugge says:

    I discovered iWeb last week. I am over the moon about the program… until I discovered the difficulties in creating a custom template. A book about it should really help.


  50. Reply Dorothy says:

    I would love to leave more about iWeb. Hope this comment isn’t too late!!!!!!!

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