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16 Jan 2013

iWeb Replacement Is Called EverWeb

13 Comments iWeb 101

The iWeb replacement app that has been buzzing in the iWeb community the last month or so will be called EverWeb. This is according to an email sent out by the developers of the iWeb replacement.

The email also let us know that EverWeb will be shown at MacWorld 2013, so if you will be in the bay area at the end of January, you can get a firsthand look at EverWeb.

The email also gave the Facebook page for EverWeb, where users can interact with one another and ask any questions they may have about EverWeb.

I was able to speak with the developers and here is my insider knowledge on EverWeb:

1) It is very similar to iWeb in the sense that it is pure drag and drop style website building.

2) iWeb lacked search engine optimization features. EverWeb will have these features built in.

3) There will be more widgets to work with.

4) There will be better, more modern templates.

5) You can create multiple sites easily.

All of this is really exciting news! I can’t wait until we get to try EverWeb out. In the meantime, head on over to the EverWeb Facebook page to learn more.

19 Sep 2012

Creating A Mobile Version Of Your iWeb Site

4 Comments Tips and Tricks, Tutorials

iWeb users can create a mobile version of their website in iWeb. The tricky part is getting the iPhone or Android phone to recognize that the user should be directed to the mobile version of the site. The tutorial below will show you exactly how to setup your mobile website from A to Z. The video requires users to have a web hosting account with RAGE Web Hosting in order to follow it completely. Hope everyone finds this tutorial well and are able to make awesome mobile versions of their iWeb sites.

14 Aug 2012

Publishing From iWeb – Multiple Methods

2 Comments Tips and Tricks

Now that most users have made the switch from MobileMe to another web host, I wanted to address a topic that has come up quite often, and has led to some users experiencing a few issues here and there.

iWeb users who use iWeb 09 (most recent version of iWeb) are able to publish their websites straight from iWeb to their new FTP server. This makes it relatively easy for these users to publish their site.

I will mention one issue that some of these users experience. There is a small bug in iWeb which allows users to add files such as images, with spaces at the front of the file name. Publishing these images to MobileMe was not a problem, but iWeb does not allow some of these files with a space at the beginning of the file name to be published to FTP. Because of this, users usually end up with an error message that reads “There was an error communicating with the FTP server. Try again later, or check with your service provider.”

RAGE Software, creators of the popular iWeb SEO Tool, have come up with this tutorial to show users who receive this message an alternate way of publishing their websites.

iWeb users who have an older version of iWeb do not have the publish to FTP option. Users who are stuck in this boat will need to publish their sites iWeb to a local folder on their hard drive, and then use an FTP client to publish their site to their server. Here are two tutorials showing you how to accomplish this. The first tutorial shows you how to publish it with iWeb SEO Tool and the second tutorial shows you how to publish it using an FTP client (CyberDuck). Keep in mind, these tutorials were created by RAGE Web Hosting, so the FTP information used is specific for RAGE Web Hosting, but the principles apply to almost any web host.

30 May 2012

MobileMe Discontinuing Frequently Asked Questions

3 Comments iWeb 101, Tips and Tricks

I have been receiving many questions regarding what will happen to people when MobileMe has been discontinued. I am starting this list of frequently asked questions in hopes of guiding people in the right direction and giving them a better understanding of what exactly is the cause of effects of MobileMe being discontinued.

Will I still be able to use iWeb?

Yes, you will still be able to use iWeb just like you would with MobileMe. Instead of publishing to MobileMe, you would just publish to an FTP server. Just like you did with MobileMe, you will plug in personal information you receive from your web host that will direct iWeb where to publish the files so that your site displays on the internet. As you may have seen on this site before, we recommend RAGE Web Hosting for all iWeb users.

Will publishing be as easy as clicking the Publish button, like with MobileMe?

Yes, you will still be able to publish your site at the click of a single button. All you will need to do is a one-time setup with your FTP information, just like you did with MobileMe (remember typing in your MobileMe username and password that one time? This will be extremely similar).

Will I still be able to use MobileMe’s gallery feature?

You won’t be able to use MobileMe’s gallery feature on your new web host, however, you will still be able to use iWeb’s gallery feature. This means that you can easily organize your photos in iPhoto and drag and drop them onto an Albums page in iWeb and quickly publish to your new host. You can see this post by RAGE which includes a tutorial on still having Galleries with their hosting.

I have an old version of iWeb. Will I still be able to publish my site to an FTP server?

Yes, you will still be able to publish your site. You will just need to publish the website to a local folder on your hard drive, and then use a program such as iWeb SEO Tool to publish the site to your server. You can learn more about using iWeb SEO Tool at theĀ iWeb SEO Tool Instructions Page.

Can I keep my web.me.com URL?

You will not be able to keep your old MobileMe URL as that belongs to Apple. Instead, you will need to register your own custom domain. This is actually good news for most people since using the web.me.com address is painful to remember and can look unprofessional for a business.

What do I do if I already have a domain name?

If you already have a domain name, you will still need to find a new place to host your site. You will be able to continue using your domain name. All you will need to do is give the domain name a code/address to let it know what server(s) you are now using. Your new web host will provide you with this code/address.

Will my Google rankings be affected by the change?

In most cases, your rankings should not be affected. If you already have your own domain name, all you need to do is transfer your domain over to your new host and make sure you publish your website the same way it was published before. For example, if you have high rankings for a URL that is www.mysite.com/my_site/Welcome.html, make sure that exactly URL works with your new host. The best way to do this is to publish your site and then test your URLs that you find in the search results.

27 Mar 2012

MobileMe To A Real Web Host – Time Is Running Out

9 Comments Tips and Tricks

Switching from MobileMe to a web host is continuing its trend as a hot topic within the iWeb community. As the deadline approaches, more and more iWeb users are beginning to realize the urgency to make the switch. In order to avoid running into any problems and having downtime for your website, it is recommended that you purchase hosting from a web host as soon as possible. If you have yet to do so, please make sure you take some time within the next couple of weeks to educate yourself and make the change. The video below will show you how to switch from MobileMe to a web host in a very easy way. If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.