21 Oct 2011

Was iWeb Apples first go at a social network?

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There’s FaceBook and Twitter, MySpace or YouTube. Google has Google+ and now Apple has Ping. There are literally hundreds of social networking sites, apps and tools available at the moment. But before Ping (you know, that social network based on music that comes with iTunes) came along can it be considered that iWeb was indeed Apple’s first foray into the world of social networking? It’s not as crazy as you may think. Read more

19 Jun 2011

Day 19 – Add SexyBookmarks to iWeb

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Ever since I added the SexyBookmarks icons to the bottom of all of the posts on AllAboutiWeb I have been inundated with e-mails from people asking me how it can be done in iWeb. Well there is a solution, and the key is with an HTML Snippet and a little bit of CSS. It is not me who came up with this concept but I have adapted, with very kind permission, a tutorial I found at Web Developer Juice, so that iWeb users can now have this popular look on their web sites too.

All of the files you need to add the SexyBookMarks to your iWeb site are available to download at the bottom of the post so fear not, you haven’t got lots of typing to do. Just follow the instructions I have provided and you should be ready to go in minutes. Read more

18 Jun 2011

Day 18 – I’ve got an iWeb site, visit me

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Today’s lesson is all about promoting our iWeb sites and getting visitors doing just that, visiting. There are many methods a web site owner can employ to get people to their web site. It isn’t just a case of getting the SEO right and then sitting back and waiting. Sure that will work, but it will work slowly and you want hits now! So once you have published your site and registered with Google what else can you do to make sure you attract as many visitors as possible to your iWeb site? Read on and find out. Read more

13 Jun 2011

Day 13 – Testing, testing, testing

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Testing is a critical stage of web design and yet it is often one of the most overlooked. Through no fault of their own many iWeb users will overlook this stage completely; they take a look at their site in Safari, see that it looks fine and think that is it. In most cases it is, but as the saying goes ‘there’s always one!’ and in this case the ‘one’ is Internet Explorer; in particular older versions of IE.

Why do we have to test our iWeb sites? Well in all honesty if you are just designing a site that is aimed purely at your family and friends you probably don’t have to go mad when it comes to testing. The same also applies if you have built a site that is aimed entirely at Mac users (naturally they don’t use IE) but if you have spent days creating the perfect iWeb masterpiece and you want it to be seen by anyone who has an internet connection then testing is the way forward. Read more

09 Jun 2011

Day 9 – Let’s consider other iWeb pages

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iWeb sets us up with many of the common pages that are used when a web site is built, be it the home page, about me page, a blog or even a photo gallery. Then there is the blank page that comes with every iWeb theme, what can you use that for? Today’s lesson is a pause for thought in what other pages you may want to include on your iWeb site.

There are many to consider and, of course it depends on what sort of web site you are running so let’s take a look at some of the more popular ones that don’t come as standard with iWeb

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