18 Nov 2008

Protect your e-mail address in iWeb

14 Comments Tips and Tricks, Tutorials

Are you getting fed up of the amount of spam you seem to be receiving since you added your e-mail address to your iWeb site? Every site should have some way of contacting the site owner (unless it’s a small personal thing of course) but as soon as you add your e-mail address you leave yourself open to spambots which trawl the internet looking for e-mail address and then bombard them with dreaded spam. With this tutorial I will show you how to effectively ‘hide’ your e-mail address from those spambots and therefore stop you pulling your hair out as you delete the latest collection of viagra ads in your inbox. Read more

09 Nov 2008

SEO for iWeb – Part 4 – This is how I would do it

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For those of you that have been following my series on SEO for iWeb you may well have notice Danny’s comment at the bottom of Part 3 – Keywords. I gave this comment some thought and then came up with an idea. I would take the <head> section of Danny’s site and do a sort of ‘before and after’ thing to show you which meta-tags and keywords I would use along with any other changes. So I emailed Danny and he agreed. I won’t be making the changes to his live site, as he may not agree with the things I do, but I thought I would publish them here so that you (and he) can all see, and hopefully understand a little better, what I have been writing about over the last few weeks. Read more

02 Nov 2008

All the iWeb add-ons you’ll ever need

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Until I compiled this list of add-ons designed especially for iWeb, I never realised how many there are available. Some are free and some you will have to pay a few dollars for, but all are have been built with one thing in common, making iWeb a better web application. This list is by no means exhaustive and if you know of an iWeb add-on that I have missed leave a comment at the end. I also want to point out that I have not tried all of these apps but just wanted to compile a complete list in one place, because I know how long I have spent on Google searching for them when I started with iWeb.

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27 Oct 2008

Useful sites for an iWeb blogger

3 Comments Blah blah, Tips and Tricks, Web Design

Over the past 4 weeks or so, I have been spending a lot of time concentrating on the building and designing my first custom iWeb theme that I plan to give away in my freebies section of this site. Once I have ironed out the last remaining bugs and it has had its final testing it shall be released, but in the meantime I have been looking for inspiration for other themes that I may give away and, in particular ‘blog only’ themes. iWeb is becoming a popular blogging tool, and although it may never reach the popularity of WordPress, more and more people are finding out about its ability to produce good looking, simple to run blogs. So in my search for inspiration I came across the following sites that I though I might share with you all; they provide some interesting views on blogging as well as some useful advice. Read more

20 Oct 2008

SEO for iWeb – Part 3 – Keywords

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Following on from Part 2 in this series on how to improve your search engines standings, this post is all about keywords. I touched briefly on the subject when I wrote about meta-tags, but this time I want to delve into the deepest, darkest depths of keywording your iWeb site. Read more