Archive for Tips and Tricks

28 Dec 2009

Password protected pages without MobileMe

31 Comments Tips and Tricks, Widgets

One of the ‘perks’ of having a mobileMe account apart from being able to put comments on your iWeb blog is the ability to password protect some or all of your iWeb pages. Okay so the password protection isn’t ‘super secure’ but if you want that you will have to get yourself a HTTPS site.

If you want a basic password security on your iWeb site, perhaps to protect some family photos you don’t want the whole world to see then this is still achievable, with the help of a little javascript. Read more

18 Oct 2009

How to create neon-glow text in iWeb

5 Comments Tips and Tricks, Tutorials, Web Design

Taking a break from coding iWeb themes I was having a play around with some fonts and text-boxes and came across a way to create this neon sign style effect using nothing but iWeb. Admittedly this effect should be used sparingly as overuse would slow down the loading of your iWeb page, but used here and there it can give a really nice look to an iWeb site. Read more

03 Oct 2009

Splash Screens – to have or not to have…

22 Comments SEO for iWeb, Tips and Tricks, Web Design

That is the question. I have mentioned many times before on All About iWeb that I spend a lot of my time looking at other peoples iWeb-sites either for inspiration or to help solve their problems.

One thing I have noticed however is how many of you have splash screens. You know the sort of thing, a page that welcomes visitors with an image or 2 and the obligatory phrase ‘Click here to enter’. Read more

22 Sep 2009

How to make a vertical nav-bar in iWeb

12 Comments Tips and Tricks, Tutorials, Web Design

Despite there being many reasons for not using the default nav-bar in iWeb, it is still the easiest way to get navigation onto your iWeb site. I have been asked several times recently how to get a vertical nav-bar appearing on the side of your iWeb site rather than the basic horizontal one.

If you follow this simple tutorial you can get a vertical nav-bar in no time at all. Read more

26 Aug 2009

How to use whitespace to improve your iWeb site

9 Comments Tips and Tricks, Web Design

I receive, on average, 3 or 4 requests a week from visitors to All About iWeb asking me to review their iWeb site and while I am more than happy to share what little web design knowledge I feel I have I dont’ often get the time to give a full (or even any) response.

One thing I have noticed however, about the majority of the sites that I look at is that cramped and overloaded pages seem to be the order of the day. Read more