20 Jun 2011

Day 20 – RSS Feeds that work

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If you have ever published an iWeb site then you will know that iWeb already comes with the ability to set up an RSS feed for your site. The trouble is that it isn’t that great. Its reliability is patchy at best even when you host your iWeb site on MobileMe and it isn’t at all customizable. If you could at least have your RSS feed appear in the same colors as your iWeb site that would be a start wouldn’t it? Read more

16 Jun 2011

Day 16 – Favicons and other nice bits

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Today is the day we discuss eye-candy for your iWeb site. It’s bling day! Things that take your iWeb site that little bit further and help it stand out from the crowd. Also getting a mention will be bits and pieces you can add in the background to help you get the most from your site. We’ll start with adding a favicon to your site along with a poll so you can start quizzing your visitors. Other things we can include are Google Analytics so you can monitor what your visitors like or not. Read more

08 Jun 2011

Day 8 – Getting audio with your iWeb site

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Looking back at all of my AAi tutorials this seems to be the very first time that I have covered the subject of adding audio to an iWeb site; I best make it a good one then.

There is a variety of reasons you may want to add a nice bit of sound to your site, be it a subtle bit of background music your visitors can listen to while they are browsing your site, examples of your bands latest tracks on mp3 to download or even a podcast. There are common rules and standards for whatever type of audio you want to add, so let’s start with those. Read more

11 Apr 2011

How to add the Nivo Slider to your iWeb site

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JQuery image sliders have been around on the WWW for a while now and they show no sign of going away anytime soon. They are an excellent way of showing visitors to your site the latest news, photos, products and such like in an attractive manner. Adding an image slider to your iWeb site isn’t simple however; you will need to do a bit of code editing outside of the HTML snippet. And of course there is the preparation of the images too.

In this tutorial I am going to show you how to add the fantastic Nivo Slider to your iWeb site. There are comprehensive instructions on the official dev7 Studios web-site, but none specific for iWeb, so lets get cracking. Read more

17 Nov 2010

How to add a Facebook Like button to your iWeb site

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This tutorial has been turned into a video. I highly recommend everyone watch the video to better visualize how adding a Facebook Like button to your iWeb website works.

I have been meaning to do this tutorial for quite a while now but never got round to it. I am sure once you find out how easy it is to do you will be amazed that you didn’t try it sooner.

Unless you have been living in a cave somewhere in the middle of nowhere for the last 8 years you will know that Facebook is the second most popular web-site on the face of the planet after Google. With that sort of pulling power it seems almost ridiculous not to include a Facebook ‘Like’ button on your web-site. Read more