25 Sep 2008

Add a tag cloud to your iWeb blog

5 Comments SEO for iWeb, Tutorials

If, like me you are a regular reader of blogs all over the internet you may have notices a large number of them have (usually in the sidebar) a ‘tag cloud’. For one of the best examples I have found on the net check out the side-bar of Web Designer Wall. Although this may look like a random collection of words, related in someway to the web-site or blog you are visiting it does, in fact have a very real purpose. In this tutorial I want to show you how to create your own tag cloud and explain why than can help your blog. Read more

20 Sep 2008

Must-have applications for iWeb designers

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Ok, so I admit it. iWeb 08 is a fantastic, simple to use web design tool but it is lacking in some departments. So today I am going to write about and give you a bit of an insight into some of the free apps you should be using to improve your iWeb sites. All of the apps I talk about in this post are available to download and should be included in your ‘iWeb Toolbox’ if you are serious about designing a web-site that works. Read more

15 Sep 2008

Better RSS in iWeb

10 Comments Tips and Tricks, Tutorials

A few weeks ago I received an e-mail from Debs over at gofrolic asking me if I knew of ways of improving the default RSS feed that iWeb produces. She publishes recipes on her site and noticed that her feed did not include all of the pictures that she had inserted into her post that showed the various stages of the cooking process. At first I had to admit defeat but am now able to offer a solution to the problem, which not only allows images within posts to display in an RSS feed but also will allow you to put an RSS button anywhere on your site (rather than just the blog, thanks iWeb!) Read more

12 Sep 2008

In-Line comments on a non-MobileMe blog – Update

20 Comments Tips and Tricks, Tutorials

Since I published my previous post on inserting in-line comments into iWeb blog that isn’t hosted with a MobileMe account I have received several e-mails asking for advice as they don’t seem to be working as I published. So I followed my tutorial and found no problems and tried to offer advice as best I could. However, over the last few days I have found that I too am having problems and no matter how hard I try to follow my previous tutorial, in-line comments do not seem to work. Well now I have found a solution and here it is. Read more

05 Sep 2008

‘Back to the top’ links in iWeb

5 Comments Tips and Tricks, Tutorials

Have you ever visited a really long web-site that you have found really interesting and once you have read all the way to the bottom you then have to scroll all the way back to the top to get to the nav-bar again? Perhaps you have created a long blog entry or a page with lots of photos and you want to provide a link at the bottom of the page that says ‘Back to the top’ so your site visitors don’t have to get cramp in their scrolling finger. Read more