16 Jan 2013

iWeb Replacement Is Called EverWeb

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The iWeb replacement app that has been buzzing in the iWeb community the last month or so will be called EverWeb. This is according to an email sent out by the developers of the iWeb replacement.

The email also let us know that EverWeb will be shown at MacWorld 2013, so if you will be in the bay area at the end of January, you can get a firsthand look at EverWeb.

The email also gave the Facebook page for EverWeb, where users can interact with one another and ask any questions they may have about EverWeb.

I was able to speak with the developers and here is my insider knowledge on EverWeb:

1) It is very similar to iWeb in the sense that it is pure drag and drop style website building.

2) iWeb lacked search engine optimization features. EverWeb will have these features built in.

3) There will be more widgets to work with.

4) There will be better, more modern templates.

5) You can create multiple sites easily.

All of this is really exciting news! I can’t wait until we get to try EverWeb out. In the meantime, head on over to the EverWeb Facebook page to learn more.

12 Dec 2012

iWeb Replacement App on its Way? I think so…

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A few weeks ago we had a discussion on what we would like to see in an iWeb replacement. We got some great suggestions and feedback and even people wondering if iWeb will be updated or re-released in some way.

Well today I’ve got some super exciting news to let you all know about. An iWeb replacement app is on its way.

Yes you read that right! We’ll soon be using an actively developed web site building tool that is very similar to the iWeb we know and love. I’ve actually seen it with my own eyes and it looks fantastic.

I can’t say whether it’s a new application or if Apple sold iWeb to another company but I can say we’ll all soon be back to using a web site building app we have loved for years.

Sign up to the iWeb replacement app mailing list and leave your excitement below in the comments.

What a great way to start the Holiday Season off!

18 Oct 2012

What Features Would You Need in An iWeb Replacement?

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We are all very upset by the fact that iWeb will no longer be updated. If an iWeb replacement or alternative website builder were to be released, what are the features that would be most important to you?

Please post in the comments what features that currently exist in iWeb would be essential for you to continue building your website.

Is it the ability to drag and drop objects anywhere, image galleries, podcasts, pre-built themes, blogging features or something else?

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.

14 Aug 2012

Publishing From iWeb – Multiple Methods

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Now that most users have made the switch from MobileMe to another web host, I wanted to address a topic that has come up quite often, and has led to some users experiencing a few issues here and there.

iWeb users who use iWeb 09 (most recent version of iWeb) are able to publish their websites straight from iWeb to their new FTP server. This makes it relatively easy for these users to publish their site.

I will mention one issue that some of these users experience. There is a small bug in iWeb which allows users to add files such as images, with spaces at the front of the file name. Publishing these images to MobileMe was not a problem, but iWeb does not allow some of these files with a space at the beginning of the file name to be published to FTP. Because of this, users usually end up with an error message that reads “There was an error communicating with the FTP server. Try again later, or check with your service provider.”

RAGE Software, creators of the popular iWeb SEO Tool, have come up with this tutorial to show users who receive this message an alternate way of publishing their websites.

iWeb users who have an older version of iWeb do not have the publish to FTP option. Users who are stuck in this boat will need to publish their sites iWeb to a local folder on their hard drive, and then use an FTP client to publish their site to their server. Here are two tutorials showing you how to accomplish this. The first tutorial shows you how to publish it with iWeb SEO Tool and the second tutorial shows you how to publish it using an FTP client (CyberDuck). Keep in mind, these tutorials were created by RAGE Web Hosting, so the FTP information used is specific for RAGE Web Hosting, but the principles apply to almost any web host.