Archive for Tutorials

19 Sep 2012

Creating A Mobile Version Of Your iWeb Site

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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.

08 Feb 2012

Getting An iWeb Site In Google

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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.

23 Jan 2012

How To Transfer Your iWeb Site From One Computer To Another

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A few of you have been asking about how to transfer your iWeb site from your old computer to your new one, so I decided to put a quick tutorial together. It’s really easy to transfer your site, but this video tutorial will at least give you a visual of where to find the necessary file. So without further adieu:

If you need to transfer your iWeb site from one computer to another, you can follow these steps to easily do so.

The first thing you must do, is open up Finder, and go to your username, and find the folder called Library. I am running Lion so as you can see, my Library folder is not visible. If this is the case for you, this is how we find the folder.

With the Finder window still visible, click on Go in the menu bar, and then select Go To Folder. Type in exactly what you see here which is the squiggly dash, also known as a tilde, slash library. Then press the Go button.

You should now be in your Library folder. Next, highlight Application Support, and then find the iWeb folder. Inside the iWeb folder, you will see a file called Domain.sites2

Select this file and copy it.

Now you can transfer this file to your other computer using whichever method you prefer. Place this file back in the exact same location on the other computer, launch iWeb, and you should now see the website in iWeb.

26 May 2011

Amazing 3D text with CSS only

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I love typography and thanks to the useful new code bits in CSS3 we can do so much more with our iWeb site’s font than we ever could before. A few weeks ago I ran a tutorial explaining how you can get the Letterpress effect in iWeb using just CSS and an HTML snippet. Today’s post is similar except we are going 3D. And yes it is all in CSS, yes it is fully customizable to fit in with your iWeb site and yes I do provide the code for you so you can copy and paste straight into your iWeb site. Lets get cracking.

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18 Apr 2011

How to add funky non-standard fonts to iWeb….

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…and let everyone see them how they are supposed to look. A bit of a long title for a post I know, but I thought you may all be interested in a great little trick that allows you to avoid using those dull and boring web standard fonts in favor of some new, fresh looking ones on your iWeb site.

How is this possible I hear you shout?? Well I must admit there is a little bit of editing to be done outside of iWeb, but I will endeavor to explain it in easy steps so there should be no problems. Afterall, what is a little bit of work when it means you get to have the iWeb site of your dreams. Read more