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22 Apr 2014

Adding An Animated GIF In EverWeb

2 Comments EverWeb

If you are interested in adding an animated GIF to your site made in EverWeb, you can easily do so with this free animated GIF widget.

All you need to do is choose the GIF from your hard drive. You can also specify the size of your animated GIF (note: the default size will be 450×450 pixels.) There is also a text field to add some alternative text if you’d like.

Remember to quit EverWeb before launching the widget. When you launch the widget, you will receive a message saying ‘Your widget has been installed’. You can then launch your website project and look at the widgets tab and see the newly installed widget.

17 Apr 2014

Justified Text In EverWeb – Free Widget

8 Comments EverWeb

I have just released a brand new widget for the new iWeb replacement application called EverWeb. This widget will allow you to easily add justified text to your website. Feel free to download and use this justified text widget absolutely free.

If this is your first time downloading a widget, all you need to know is that you should quit EverWeb, double click on the widget (which is a .ewwdgt file) and the widget will automatically install (you will see a ‘Your widget has been installed’ message). You can then launch your website project and look at the widgets tab and see the newly installed widget.

IMPORTANT NOTE: For this widget to function properly, you will need EverWeb 1.4 or higher.

The folks at EverWeb will be making a video tutorial on using this widget, but until then, what you need to know is that there are 3 paragraphs that you can add text to. If you need less than 3 paragraphs, you only need to use as many as you want. If you need more, then you should drag and drop the Justified Text widget onto your page again, and just make the first paragraph on that widget the 4th paragraph in total. To make any changes to the text, simply open up the Text window and make your formatting changes just as if you would do with a regular text box in EverWeb.

I hope you enjoy the widget. If you have any problems, please let me know. More widgets will be released in the next week or two so stay tuned.

For those who do not know, EverWeb is an easy to use desktop application that allows you to make your own website. No coding knowledge or previous website building experience is required. You can download and try out EverWeb for free.

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.