We are all very upset by the fact that iWeb will no longer be updated. If an iWeb replacement or alternative website builder were to be released, what are the features that would be most important to you?
Please post in the comments what features that currently exist in iWeb would be essential for you to continue building your website.
Is it the ability to drag and drop objects anywhere, image galleries, podcasts, pre-built themes, blogging features or something else?
I know this topic has come up time and time again, so I wanted to quickly talk about it. Many iWeb users experience a bit of trouble getting their sites recognized by Google (and other search engines). This can occur for many different reasons, so I won’t dive into those right now. The easiest way to get any website indexed in search engines in a matter of just a few days is by creating and submitting what is called an XML Sitemap. An XML Sitemap is basically an outline of a website which displays all of the websites links. This Sitemap is not intended for humans, but is drawn up in a way that is meant for search engines. Sitemap Automator, a popular application by RAGE Software allows users to create their XML Sitemaps very easily, and also submit the Sitemap to all major search engines in just a few clicks of your mouse.
I am posting two tutorials below. One will show you how to create the Sitemap and publish it to your web server. The other tutorial will show you how to properly submit your site to search engines, including Google which does require one extra step (but it is totally worth it). You will see just how easy it is to do this. I encourage all iWeb users to create XML Sitemaps, and if you have any questions about the process, feel free to let me know.
Regular readers of this blog will know I like to sing the praises of companies who do good things for iWeb. One such company is Canadian based firm Rage Software and in their latest update to WebCrusher (now version 1.9) they have bought iWeb users the ability to improve the compatibility of their iWeb sites when they are visited by users choosing Internet Explorer.
I am not normally one for believing in the hype that surrounds Apple, but lets face it there has been an awful lot of speculation about an ‘iSlate’ of late if any of the Apple Rumor Blogs are to be believed. Tonight however there is a newer buzz; iLife 2010 could be on it’s way.
And we all know what comes with iLife! Our favorite web design application of course. And so you don’t have to go searching round the www to find all of the gossip, here are a few links for you to take a look at. Read more
Tim Bowden is a self-taught web-designer with a passion for Macs and iWeb. He likes to experiment with modern code techniques and graphic design. Tim firmly believes that if there is somthing you can do on a normal web-site then there is no reason why it can't be done on an iWeb site. Be sure to follow Tim on Twitter or check out his other site at themesforiweb.com.