Well it looks at last, if the new version of iWeb has hit the streets. My copy hasn’t arrived yet (I have to wait for an English version to be sent to me in France) but I have been visiting the various Apple related forums over the last few days and there seems to be problems a plenty following the upgrade.The majority of problems seem to relate to re-publishing sites once they have been opened for the first time in iWeb 09. This seems a little reminiscent of the problems iWeb 08 suffered when Fifrefox 3 was bought out and the photo albums stopped working, or when MobileMe was first introduced toward the end of last year.
The majority of the publishing problems do relate to the FTP side of the application but there have been reports of MobileMe users having similar problems. One recurring bugbear about the FTP uploading now built into iWeb is that it doesn’t allow you to optimize your files first (such as add extra HTML like Google Analytics) before uploading your files to your web host; so if you are buying iWeb 09 for this option alone, you may want to wait for iWeb 10.
Several posters on the Apple iWeb 09 forums are reporting problems uploading to Windows based servers (rather than Linux) so if you plan to use the FTP function, check your web host first.
Another problem that seems to have affected many users is one regarding colors. I have read posts on a few sites of colors not matching logos or page backgrounds as they did in previous versions.
Obviously all of this information is taken from what I have read and I have not yet had a chance to try iWeb out for myself. From what I can gather though, many users seem to be underwhelmed by the whole upgrade (one or two were even regretting it). I for one can’t wait to try it out and as soon as it arrives I shall be sticking it on my Macbook……c’mon La Poste!!
Have you got iWeb 09?? How did the upgrade go for you? Leave a comment and let us know.