When you look at the 8 default page templates in iWeb it soon becomes pretty obvious that it is designed to get your photographs, music or videos on to the Internet, tell the world a little bit about yourself and that is about it. Through using the tutorials and tips available on this site and others dedicated to iWeb many users have tweaked these default templates and have produced some well made iWeb sites for other purposes. Read more
Ever since I got my first Mac, back in August of 2008 I have been wanting to design an iWeb theme of my own. Well now, one iBook later and a new version of iLife released I am chuffed to bits to announce that finally I have managed it.
So as a special treat for all my loyal readers have a free iWeb theme on me. Read more
A little while ago I published a post on how to add a tag cloud to your iWeb blog. Many of you visited the post and followed the tutorial but recently I received a comment on the post that said the link to ZoomClouds wasn’t working. Well, I have been investigating other methods of adding tag clouds to iWeb and have come up with the following new tutorial. Read more
One of the biggest annoyances of iWeb users is the lack of support for Anchors in iWeb. I have seen loads of ‘iWeb Wishlists’ requesting such a feature but it hasn’t been forthcoming. If you don’t know already anchors are (put simply) a way of linking one element of your page with another element further down (or up) the page. They are often best demonstrated on FAQ pages where all the questions are listed at the top of the page and the answers are lower down; when you click on a question you get taken straight to the relevant answer. Read more
Continuing on from the first part in this series of building your own iWeb site without themes, this time I have chosen the ‘Gaming’ style of web site to have a go at designing. Taking a look around the Internet it is easy to see how different genres have a similar style in their web design and gaming is no different.
As with all these tutorials, and whenever I design a web site, I like to look at as many web sites that focus on the same theme so as to get some ideas, some inspiration and perhaps even some pointers of what not to do. Read more