Archive for Web Design

24 Jan 2009

10 Inspirational nav-bars built in iWeb

6 Comments Tips and Tricks, Web Design

One of the most popular terms that visitors to this site enter into search engines is ‘iWeb navbar’ which I find refreshing as a lot of you are obviously thinking of or looking for ways to improve the way a visitor to your iWeb site navigates his or her way around. Obviously the safest, most accessible and SEO friendly is the basic text links I talked about in my ‘Improve your iWeb navigation‘ post but they can be a little bland to say the least. In this post I want to show you methods of making those simple text-based links standout and look a lot less like the basic iWeb navigation. Read more

20 Jan 2009

Add a nav-bar with roll-overs to your iWeb site

15 Comments Tutorials, Web Design

One of the first posts on this site was Adding a custom nav-bar to your iWeb and so far it has proved to be one of the most popular. The trouble with the method I talked about in that post was that it only gave basic results. Yes, the nav-bar was much more SEO friendly than the default iWeb one and far more accessible too, but it was a bit basic to say the least. So to take the custom nav-bars to another level this tutorial will show you how to add a CSS based nav-bar with rollover effects to your iWeb site. 

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04 Jan 2009

Fake an image map in iWeb

7 Comments Tutorials, Web Design

Image maps have many uses within web design such as adding details to a technical diagram or navigating users from a paticular area to a specific part of your iWeb site. Put simply an image map is a large image with several hyperlinks embedded into it. In this tutorial I will show you how to recreate this effect within iWeb. Read more

26 Dec 2008

Make your text into an image

25 Comments Tips and Tricks, Tutorials, Web Design

If you have spent ages on your iWeb site design, the last thing you want is to be restricted to which fonts you can use. In iWeb it is simple to change all of your text into images so that you can use that totally funky font that you always wanted and all your site’s visitors will see it exactly how you planned it. Read more

14 Dec 2008

Internet Explorer on your Mac

No Comments Tips and Tricks, Web Design

I have mentioned many times before on this site that if you take your iWeb site seriously you should be testing it in all manner of browsers first before going live. There is no point in spending hours, days or weeks creating a work of art in iWeb if it falls apart as soon as some-one opens it in the worlds most popular browser. Read more