Archive for Tips and Tricks

28 Jan 2010

Bring subtlety to your iWeb design

11 Comments Tips and Tricks, Web Design

As I have said many times before I look at loads of iWeb sites everyday. I also look at a lot of non-iWeb sites too and, in particular I like to read the blogs of graphic and web designers. As you can imagine there is a huge difference in the standard of sites being produced between the two different user groups, but there are things you can do to your iWeb site to give it a more modern and crisp feel. Subtle changes and little tweaks here and there are all that is required, so here are a few ideas. Read more

19 Jan 2010

Book Review – Teach Yourself Visually iLife 09

1 Comment Tips and Tricks

Okay so I had some book vouchers for Christmas and couldn’t really decide what I should buy with them, especially as I got the books I wanted for Christmas too. Then a few days ago I accidentally hit the GarageBand icon instead of the iWeb icon on my Dock and when it popped up I was tempted to stay and play for a while. Only I just made rubbish. ‘Ding’ a light-bulb appeared above my head and the very next day off I popped to the shops to get me a iLife book to learn some more of GarageBand and help me brush up my iWeb skills too. Read more

13 Jan 2010

Understanding an iWeb sites’ URL and structure

21 Comments Tips and Tricks, Web Design

Over the last few weeks I have received quite a few e-mails asking the same question; ‘when I publish my iWeb site to the Internet, why does the URL (or web address) appear so long in the browser’s address bar?’ Rather than keep typing the same answer I thought I would write a post explaining how and why this happens with your iWeb site and what, if anything you can do to avoid it. Read more

09 Jan 2010

How to make your iWeb site’s background static

44 Comments Tips and Tricks, Tutorials, Web Design

Having a large image or photograph as background is very ‘in’ at the moment when it comes to modern web design. A problem arises however, when you try to achieve this style in iWeb. Inspector only allows you to set a tile or centered image that will move when a user scrolls the page. This obviously isn’t what you want when you have your most beautiful image as a backdrop for your home page.

To get round the problem all you have to do is a tiny little bit of code editing (and I do mean tiny) before you publish your site and you will be able to keep the background of your iWeb page static whilst scrolling the content. Read more

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