Archive for Tips and Tricks

03 Aug 2010

What does HTML 5 mean to iWeb users

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You may have read, if you visit as many web-design blogs as I do, all about the latest version of HTML that is evolving as I type this very post. HTML 5 is seen as the next ‘big thing’ in web design and promises to bring improved functionality and interactivity to our web-sites; which can’t be a bad thing.

Obviously because we, as iWeb users, don’t hand code our sites there are only certain elements of HTML 5 that will apply to us. Yes we have the HTML Snippet to insert the new code, but there are still pieces we will not use; not until Apple update iWeb anyway! Read more

26 Jul 2010

Take some inspiration from Apple.com

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Let’s face it, Apple.com is a gorgeous web-site. Even if you don’t, unlike me, spend hours drooling over the latest bit of Apple kit you will have visited it at least once. We are using their computers and applications to make our iWeb sites so why not take inspiration from their site too. In this post I want to highlight some of the elements that go into making the Apple web-site what it is and how you can bring those elements to your iWeb site.

I am not saying you should copy Apple.com outright, far from it, however putting your own personal slant on their design elements will bring you a lovely looking site. Read more

14 May 2010

Your iWeb questions

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Well when I your I don’t mean all of you but a few of you. I have been catching up on some of my e-mails and decided to pick some of the more popular questions that you have asked and put them all in a post. I used to do this a while ago but haven’t done it for a while now, although it is a great way of answering so many e-mails in one swoop. So rest assured this will (I hope) become a regular occurrence once again. Just keep the questions coming. Read more

12 May 2010

Creative use of background images

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Earlier in the week I received an e-mail asking me if it would be possible to have horizontal lines extending right across a page in iWeb. Obviously you can use the shapes menu to draw a line (or lines) within the permitted area in iWeb, but if you want to extend the line right across the page outside of the set page area how do you do it? The answer is clever use of the background settings within iWeb’s Inspector.

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06 May 2010

One iWeb blog – lots of iWeb blog authors

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This is a question I have been asked a lot of times; ‘I have created a blog in iWeb and I want several people to contribute, how do I do it?’

It’s a common problem with iWeb particularly for business based sites with several employers or a band with a few musicians, how to get multiple users to write in the same blog. Well, there are a couple of solutions and in this post I want to explain the easiest of them. Read more